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The development along South Jefferson Street is called "The Bridges" and is meant to bring more work and living space to downtown Roanoke over the next few years.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
A 22-acre project along South Jefferson Street in Roanoke broke ground Friday, signaling the next step in a $100 million plan to establish more apartments, retail and office space near downtown over the next two decades.
The development, previously named Riverside Station, has been dubbed “The Bridges” in an attempt to market a name that is “recognizable and germane to the area,” said Thomas Becher , a spokesman for the project.
The development, which will be bisected by the Jefferson Street and Walnut Avenue bridges, is expected to roll out in two phases. The first will include construction of a $12 million, 157-unit apartment building, a coffee house and a public promenade and kayak launch site. The first phase also will include the rehabilitation of two historic structures on the site for commercial use.
The second phase will include the development of additional retail, housing and entertainment spaces.
City officials have described the project — which is being developed by investment group Roanoke River Associates — as forging a strong connection between downtown Roanoke and the growing medical and research center to the south.
Construction is set to begin in June.
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