(ROANOKE COUNTY, Virginia) October 23, 2014 – Edward Rose & Sons held a groundbreaking ceremony today at 6216 Cove Road, Roanoke, VA 24019, officially beginning the development of The Retreat Apartments. A national leader in multi-family housing, Edward Rose & Sons is initiating development of this 252 unit community near the interchange of Electric Road and Interstate 81 in Roanoke Virginia.
The Retreat Apartments will be a central element of the planned development that will also include commercial and residential parcels. The project is expected to create over 100 new construction jobs.
This high-end, luxury community will offer 5 unique floor plans including generous 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartment homes and an upscale gathering center with a swimming pool and sun deck. The Retreat will be a sister property to Sunscape Apartments, a 264 unit luxury development located in Southwest Roanoke County at the intersection of Colonial Avenue and Ogden Road.
According to Mike Gorman, CPM, CCIM, Division President of Edward Rose & Sons, “We are excited to expand our presence in Roanoke County by adding a new luxury community to the market. We’ve experienced positive performance from our existing property, Sunscape for more than a decade. Considering the economic growth in the county and the excellent proximity of this new site to Interstate access, the airport and other employment centers, we are expecting this to be a great addition to the area and our portfolio.”
The architectural style of The Retreat is a contemporary craftsman design characterized by a rich combination of natural stone, brick and varied shake and clapboard siding designed to blend handsomely into the landscape of the rolling 24 acre site. True to its name the development will offer the privacy and perspective of a get-away destination, through the thoughtful design of front to back constructed apartments which span the depth of the building. This construction style allows for cross breeze ventilation and fewer adjoined walls between units for enhanced privacy. Considered a medium density community, the development plan includes acreage committed to beautifully landscaped green space, a leash-free bark park for pets and generous parking accommodations.
The elegant clubhouse will offer all of the amenities of a popular resort lodge and serve as a center for resident services and leasing activities. Stylish, comfortable furnishings will invite residents to enjoy a self-serve gourmet coffee bar with wifi service, a cardio and resistance toning center, conference space and a relaxation lounge near the contemporary fireplace. Outside the clubhouse, The Retreat will feature a resort style pool with an aquatic sun ledge, an outdoor TV lounge with a fire pit & grilling stations. All interior and exterior clubhouse space is designed for residents to relax, unwind and connect with one another.
The Retreat is focused on becoming Roanoke’s new apartment destination, by offering a refreshingly unique design in multi-family development. First occupancy for the Retreat is expected during the 3rd quarter of 2015.