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Bern Ewert

Former Roanoke City manager Bern Ewert

Former Roanoke City Manager Bern Ewert helped make the announcement today – a 100-million dollar project near the Walnut Street bridge that he is an investor in – called “The Bridges” – will be part of the new 47-acre Roanoke River and Railroad Historic District. Ewert called it a proud moment. Federal and State historic tax credits will be used to help renovate old warehouses and industrial buildings … turning them into apartments and businesses over the next decade. WFIR’s Gene Marrano was there as Ewert discussed the project. (His son Aaron is also involved):