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The former Days Inn on Orange Avenue near the Berglund Center is now The Heights at Gateway Park, 88 apartments for rent, mostly 1-bedroom. Roanoke City leaders joined the developers to cut a ribbon this morning. Frank Saul says his DC-based company Saul Urban has done this elsewhere for its “Lodging to Living” initiative, turning outdated hotels well past their prime into apartments. There is a shortage of one bedroom apartments in the city as one speaker noted. Saul said most units at The Heights rent for around $1150 per month. They’ve just started the leasing process.