More apartments added to plan for Shenandoah Life Insurance property

A new concept plan shows more apartments and units than neighbors were told.


ROANOKE, Va. – It has been the site of a heated debate between developers and neighbors.

A proposed apartment complex for the old Shenandoah Life Insurance building property may be larger than first proposed. 

In February, residents of the surrounding neighborhood were told the apartment complex would include eight buildings and 224 units. But a concept plan from the end of May filed with the city's planning department now shows 10 buildings and 238 apartments.

From the beginning, neighbors have been concerned about the project and the construction, so the proposed addition may cause more concern.

Carilion Clinic plans to sell 17 acres of the property to the Berkley Hall company.

As WSLS 10 has previously reported, many neighbors view the privately owned land as more of a park, and have raised concerns about traffic and safety as well.

According to Roanoke's zoning office, the updated plan has not been submitted for review and approval for construction at this time.