Blue Ridge Commons
Home on the Mountain
Wintergreen’s Blue Ridge Commons serves the short-term housing needs for many of the resort’s seasonal associates who arrive via cultural exchange programs. When opened in 2006, it was the first employer-owned affordable housing complex in central Virginia. Located within walking distance of nearly all of the resort’s amenities and work areas, the site greatly reduces dependence on automobile traffic. The design includes sixteen fully furnished three-bedroom apartment units—each unit sleeping six and including living, dining, and kitchen areas. The building also includes a shared commons area and laundry facilities.
The unique modular construction method allowed the contractor to deliver the project over the course of a single “off-season”. The project is comprised of over 100 modular units factory-built and shipped to the site for rapid assembly and field finishing of joints.
Architect of Record VMDO Architects | Steve Davis, Lead Designer