There has been a need for housing in the area with more young professionals choosing to start their careers in Blacksburg with more job opportunities.
While it is mostly just dirt and construction equipment, it'll be the future site for more than 380 apartments and 40 duplex homes.
The complex will have luxury amenities including a parlor and business office.
"We were scouting sites and after looking at various sites we felt like this one offered us the best opportunity not only location but also the size of the site to have a big impact in the area," says William Park, Pinnacle Construction and Development Corporation.
Tuesday is the first night for volunteers enrolled in this fall's Citizen's Academy. Some choose to continue that training through the Citizens on Patrol Academy.