Research Park Alerts

When a situation arises in which the research park determines that immediate action is required or if information impacts the park and employees, a notification will be posted on this web page. In addition to this method, announcements may also be shared via the following (depending on the news item): 1) Scrolling banner on main website, 2) Facebook, and 3) Twitter.
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Posted: Oct. 4, 2018

On Saturday, Oct. 6 the American Heart Association will be setting up a few tents and stage in preparations for the Sunday, Oct. 7 Heart Walk. Please let your staff, clients and guests know to refrain from parking in the area highlighted (click here) - 1715 Pratt Drive. If you should have questions, please call the Administrative Office at 540-961-3600.

Posted: Oct. 3, 2018

VTCRC Notice: Bathroom construction project - 1341 Research Center Drive Building → Please be aware that the VTCRC Facilities Team will begin bathroom construction on the 2nd floor today. This project will last approximately 6-weeks. During this time there will be additional noises related to this project. We apologize for any inconvenience. Should you have questions, please call our main office at 540-961-3600.

Posted: Sept. 19, 2018

There will be two events at the research park this weekend (Sept. 22 and 23). Please click each of the following to learn about the traffic impact to the park. Brew Do | Hokie Half Marathon & 5K

Posted: August 21, 2018

The VTCRC Administrative Office will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018 in observance of Labor Day. The buildings will remain locked this day and there will be no housekeeping services provided. Exception for housekeeping is 1700 Pratt Drive (AISB) and 1770 Forecast Drive (RBXIV). If you require assistance, please visit our after hours assistance webpage.

Posted: August 15, 2018

There will be power outage to the lab wing of 2270 Kraft Drive on Saturday, August 18 and possibly on Sunday, August 19. This will only disrupt the lab wing, but there is a chance others might experience a disruption to HVAC only.

If you should have questions, please contact: Eddie Williams, Buildings Trades and Grounds Manager

Posted: June 26, 2018

The VTCRC Administrative Office will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in observance of Independence Day.

There will be no housekeeping service performed. The only exceptions for housekeeping include 1770 Forecast Drive (RB14) and 1700 Pratt (AISB).

During this time, VTCRC staff will not lock or unlock buildings and tenants are responsible for securing buildings in which their suites are located. You may use your swipe card to enter when buildings are locked. As always, if tenants should require immediate assistance during the days we are closed, please visit our prompt response page.

Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

NOTICE: There has been a fire incident at 1700 Kraft Drive.

Our team is currently working with the fire department and other safety professionals to determine the best course of action.

It is our goal to provide a safe working environment for all of our tenants and we are currently recommending that all tenants and visitors vacate this building. We will provide notice when we are told it is safe to re-enter.

If you should have questions, please contact:

Dawn Myers
Chief Operating Officer
540-808-5024

Update: June 22, 2018 3:00 p.m.

 A portion of the 1700 Kraft Drive parking lot has been cordoned off and will remain closed until further notice.

Tenants and company employees are permitted to enter the building at their discretion.

 The VTCRC management team is continuing to work with local authorities and professional service providers to address and mitigate any damage to our facilities. A meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 25th, after which we expect to be able to provide further updates on the situation.

Posted: June 11, 2018

The VTCRC Administrative Office will conduct fire alarm inspection/testing tomorrow (Tuesday, June 12, 2018) around 7:00 a.m. and again between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). The inspection/testing will take place at 2200 Kraft Drive, but employees at 2202 Kraft Drive may also hear the alarms. The system will be offline during this time. In case of an actual fire, please exit the building and call 911. Please inform your employees.

If you should have questions, please contact:

Eddie Williams
Buildings Trades and Grounds Manager
540-961-3600, ext. 2104

Posted: May 29, 2018

Please be advised that on Saturday, June 2 from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m., the electricity to the VT KnowledgeWorks I building will be off for maintenance. Please share this with your staff, customers or clients (Please note: Elevators will not be operational during this time). We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you should have questions, please contact:

Eddie Williams
Buildings Trades and Grounds Manager
540-961-3600, ext. 2104

Posted: May 21, 2018

Please be advised that on Saturday, May 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m., the electricity to the VT KnowledgeWorks I building will be off for maintenance. Please share this with your staff, customers or clients (Please note: Elevators will not be operational during this time). We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you should have questions, please contact:

Eddie Williams
Buildings Trades and Grounds Manager
540-961-3600, ext. 2104

Posted: April 25, 2018

VCOM Notice for Tenants in the Park – Please be aware they are conducting a Disaster Day on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event serves as our annual all-campus mass-casualty simulation training for faculty, staff, and students. This will be an interdisciplinary event, where faculty, staff, and students from both schools work together to appropriately and effectively respond to multiple simulated mass-casualty events. The event will be held at the VCOM campus and will be run in 2 evolutions, morning and afternoon. Each evolution will have 90 students. Email sent to main and office contacts on 4/25/18 at 8:30 a.m.

Posted March 28, 2018

The VTCRC Facilities Team will conduct Fire Alarm Testing during the month of April 2018. Please check your building door for this sign to indicate when your building will have the test conducted.

Fire alarm testing

Posted: March 23, 2018

The Blacksburg Transit will have a minor detour beginning March 26, 2018 due to the road work taking place on Research Center Drive.

BT route

Posted: March 21, 2018

VDOT plans to close the intersection of Research Center Drive/Smoot Drive on March 26, 2018 after 9:00 a.m. This closure will be in effect until the re-construction of the intersection is completed. Signage will be in place to direct traffic. Flagging operations will occur as needed for pedestrian traffic through construction area. Pedestrian traffic should use caution in this area. {View Map}

For access to the businesses on Innovation Drive, see below:

From South Main Street to Research Center Drive to Businesses:

Continue to second intersection and turn left
Turn left at Research Center Drive/old Innovation Drive
Turn left into appropriate business

From South Main Street to campus:

Continue to second intersection and turn left
Turn right onto Research Center Drive

From Campus to South Main Street:

Turn left onto Innovation Drive
Turn right onto Smoot Drive (old Research Center Drive)

From Businesses to South Main Street:

Turn right onto Research Center Drive/ old Innovation Drive
Turn right onto Smoot Drive (old Research Center Drive)

Updates will be provided as new information is made available by VDOT.

Posted: March 21, 2018

The VTCRC Administrative Office is on a delay due to the weather and will open at 10:00 a.m.

Posted: March 12, 2018

UPDATE: The VTCRC Administrative Office is now closed for 3/12/18. If tenants should require immediate assistance, please visit www.vtcrc.com/after-hours-assistance.

Original notice: The VTCRC Administrative Office will open today (3/12/18) at 11:00 a.m. Please check our website for any updates to this that may occur.

The facilities staff is working to clear parking lots and sidewalks at the research park. With the amount of snow that is falling the staff is making their best efforts, but it is becoming problematic. Please use caution when pulling into all parking lots and walking on sidewalks and in the parking lots. With this amount of snow and cold temperatures there will be icy spots.

 Please visit the National Weather Service Blacksburg to keep current on the latest weather announcements at www.weather.gov/rnk/.  

Posted: October 19, 2017

VTCRC Notice: A look ahead for the winter weather season for parking lots and sidewalks {details}