|Built in 1925 as a 300 room hotel that served as one of Roanoke’s two premier downtown hotels for the first 80 years of its existence, the historic Patrick Henry Hotel had languished for almost two decades under neglectful out-of-town ownership before being purchased by 611 Jefferson LLC.
The organization bought the hotel in 2009 with the vision of turning it into a mixed use urban redevelopment project. The Patrick Henry (TPH) is located at the gateway to downtown in an economically distressed, blighted area that was in desperate need of positive reinforcement.
Patrick Henry Facts
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Construction Completed: June 2011
Size: ~150,000 square feet
Units: 133 residential, 11 commercial
Cost: $20 million
Purpose: Living and Meeting Space
|In 2011, construction to convert the hotel into 133 residential apartment units and eleven commercial spaces was completed. Residential unit are well-appointed with features that include granite kitchen and bathroom countertops, maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and oak flooring. The apartment market in downtown Roanoke has historically been underserved, so all of the units were quickly leased and there is now a waiting list for the very in-demand living spaces at TPH.|