Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the River House?

The River House is located at 806 Wasena Avenue, right off Main Street.


What does it look like?

While River House retains an industrial feel, it also houses some of the Valley's most unique living spaces in a distinctive neighborhood in the heart of the city.

The River House has beautiful views of the mountains and is surrounded by the sounds of the river and the bustle of an active nearby Greenway. Residents enjoy a quiet neighborhood with quick and easy access to many of Roanoke's most active communities. Now, the beautifully renovated brick façade once again is admired by Wasena visitors and Greenway users alike.

What is the building used for?

River House is a mixed-use building, with both residential (128 apartments,) and commercial components. There is a variety of floor plan options for apartment living, and commercial space includes a restaurant and retail to Class A professional office space.

What about parking?

In addition to existing street parking, there is private parking for residents in River House parking lots.

Are there residential units for sale?

Historic tax credit specifications preclude that no residences are available for purchase. In this economic climate, those tax credits are necessary to make the project viable. Besides, for reasons we've already stated, we believe that an apartment building will be beneficial for the kind of vibrant new energy that is growing in the Wasena neighborhood.

What do the apartments offer?

River House features Studio and 1-2 BR/ 1-2 BA floor plan options from 450-1150 sq. ft. Residents have the most up-to-date appliances and fixtures, and all the finest amenities--from granite countertops to high quality cabinetry. Floors are either bamboo or stained concrete. Gorgeous, oversized, double-paned windows are high-efficiency, and offer stunning views of the surrounding parks and river while maximizing energy conservation. A fitness center is available for residents' use, with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, flat-screen TVs, and a yoga room. The River House has high-tech video surveillance and door entry systems for added peace of mind, and on-site storage units are available for rental. Apartments are non-smoking only.

What are the commercial spaces like?

The River House offers some of the most distinctive commercial spaces in the state of Virginia, with options from 2,100 to 4,600 sq. ft. We are currently home to The Wasena City Tap Room & Grill and The River Rock indoor climbing gym will be opening soon.

How much do the apartments rent for?

The price range is $460 to $1250 depending on number of bedrooms and square footage.

What is the pet policy of The River House?

The River House is a pet-friendly building (under 25 lbs), with some restrictions. Please contact us for further information on our pet policy.