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Developer hosts community meeting for proposed Brandon Avenue housing in Roanoke

Plans, tax revenue, traffic impacts were discussed

The developer of a controversial proposed housing complex along Brandon Avenue in Roanoke held a community meeting Wednesday afternoon.
The developer of a controversial proposed housing complex along Brandon Avenue in Roanoke held a community meeting Wednesday afternoon.

ROANOKE, Va. – The developer of a controversial proposed housing complex along Brandon Avenue in Roanoke held a community meeting Wednesday afternoon.

The development would feature 54 apartments and 15 townhomes.

[Controversial Brandon Avenue apartment project returns to Roanoke City Council]

The developer, R. Fralin Construction, submitted a new rezoning application after the city council rejected it a few years ago due to complaints from neighbors.

The company’s operations manager said the development would provide affordable, quality housing close to Roanoke and within walking distance of different shopping centers.

“The economic benefits and fitting as a huge piece into the city plan, I just think it completely makes sense,” said Operations Manager Wynne Phillips.

The application will be reviewed again on Oct. 11.


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Lindsey joined the WSLS 10 team as a reporter in February 2019 and is thrilled to call Roanoke her new home!