Mixed Use • Collaborative CM@Risk Project • Branch Development Project • Constrained Urban Site • High Visibility Downtown Location

This dynamic new mixed-use development represents a rare Downtown Roanoke infill project. The building’s highly detailed masonry and pre-cast street façade, projects an organically constructed multi-building appearance, that fits well with the architecture of its older downtown Roanoke neighbors. The Gramercy incorporates old concepts into the new, it’s 84 units, include ground floor live/works units and 6,000sf of commercial space, which will contribute to a vibrant streets-cape, along Williamson Road. The building amenities include elevated courtyards, a fitness center, private storage, limited covered parking spaces and some apartment units have private roof top balconies.

Timber piles support the structure which is wood-frame on a concrete podium base, with a combination of flat and hipped roof systems. Apartment units are finished with wood plank flooring, smoked grey wood grain cabinetry with granite tops, stainless steel appliances and an attractive mix of recessed, track and pendant lighting.

This collaborative CM@Risk project was designed to integrate itself with the historical architecture of its Downtown Roanoke, within tight financial constraints. Branch’s professional preconstruction services resulted in an architecturally significant project delivered within strict budgetary parameters.


"It is a pleasure to endorse Branch both as an investment partner and as a contractor. Throughout the process you and your team acted with integrity and commitment and our project is better for it. As a contractor, you and your team were deferential and accommodating – even in instances where our plans left a significant amount of room for interpretation. As an investment partner, you were cooperative, reasonable, responsive and fully engaged in the process.

It was truly a pleasure to work with you and I hope we have the opportunity to do another project together."

Lucas Thornton | Hist:Re Partners, LLC

Location: Roanoke, Virginia

Owner: Tazewell Development, LLC

Architect: Balzer & Associates

Size: 92,000sf