City of Roanoke’s Emergency 911 Department and Virginia 811 Celebrate New Facility
ROANOKE, VA. (August 06, 2020) – Today marked the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new facility at the Blue Hills Communications Center for City of Roanoke’s Emergency 911 Department and Virginia 811. We are proud to be part of making this project a reality. The one-story, 29,000 square foot center is a unique, mission critical facility that will now house the City of Roanoke’s Emergency 911 Department and Virginia 811 Utility Protection Services.
The Communications Center was a unique and technologically demanding project, requiring specialty communications equipment and back-up power, along with exercise rooms, locker rooms, offices, conference, and training spaces. The new space provides for a better work environment with views of Read Mountain as well as room for growth. The facility sits on a 6.5-acre site. Balzer & Associates provided services including environmental, surveying, schematic design, civil engineering and site design, architectural, landscape architecture, structural engineering, construction documents, and construction administration.
About Balzer & Associates, Inc.
Established in 1968, Balzer & Associates is a development consulting company that provides planning, architectural, engineering, surveying, and related services throughout Virginia and surrounding areas. The company is headquartered in Roanoke and has additional offices in Richmond, Staunton, New River Valley, Harrisonburg, and Lynchburg.