Construction is now under way at the former William Byrd High School, which will be ready for occupancy in 2018.

Looking for a well-priced apartment close to the greenway, with both historic and sentimental value, easy access to downtown Vinton, and with a bird’s eye view of community events such as the Dogwood Festival?

Look no further. Although it is difficult to ascertain from the exterior, construction is now under way at the former William Byrd High School. Demolition is complete. Apartments are being framed up.

The property is being redeveloped by Waukeshaw Developers based in Petersburg, Va. According to its website, “Waukeshaw seeks out interesting, game-changing projects in challenging locales, often working closely with municipalities to further their economic development efforts.”

The school was built in 1930 then vacated in 2010 and sat empty except for surplus…



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