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Matthew Nov 28, 2013 12:05 AM

WINSTON-SALEM | Development Guide

Winston-Salem Development Guide

Downtown Districts:
- Financial District
- Theatre District
- IQ District (Research & Technology District)
- Government District
- Arts District (DaDa)
- West End Village (Ballpark Area)
- Old Salem
- Northwest Industrial District
- East Winston
- Produce District
- Twin City Quarter (Convention Center)
- Brookstown
- Goler Heights
- Restaurant Row
- Holly Avenue Historic District
- West Side (Central Library)

Photograph of Old Salem National Landmark District

Stats & Information: (*estimated population numbers)
- City Population: 248,000* (89th largest in U.S.)
- Urbanized Area: 425,000* (3rd largest in North Carolina)
- Metro Population: 676,008 (87th largest in U.S.)
- Downtown Population: 38,000* (as of June 30, 2015)
- Winston-Salem has 3 Fortune 500 Headquarters
- Construction Began On The City: Nov. 17, 1753
- Winston-Salem Has Buildings From The Mid-1700s
- Founded As The State's Center of Arts & Crafts In Mid-1700s
- Largest Hyphenated City
- First Arts Council
- Best Sport Cycling City in the United States According to USA Cycling
- Home To Two of The State's Largest Hospitals
- Home To A Major University Medical Center
- Three Nationally Respected Art Museums
- Home To The Museum of Anthropology
- Home To First Women's College In United States
- Home To Internationally Renown Arts Conservatory
- Home To World's Third Largest Motion Picture Archive
- Americans for the Arts was chartered in Winston-Salem
- Home To Governors School and State High School For Arts
- First Classical Music Written in America in Winston-Salem (1789)
- Home To The World's Largest Collection of 18th Century Classical Music
- Thor Johnson of Winston-Salem Was The First American Born Symphony Conductor
- Winston-Salem is one of the Top-10 most technology-advanced cities of its size in the nation
- Winston-Salem has the nation's fastest growing Innovation District (Downtown's IQ District)
- Located at the foot of the mountains in North Carolina's Wine Country
- North Carolina's Festival City (Street Festivals in Spring/Summer/Fall)
- Was State's Largest City At Peak of American Industrial Revolution
- Oldest of The State's Five Largest Cities
- Popular and Common Local Nickname: Twin City
- Artist & Hipster Nickname For The City: Camel City
- Markets Itself As: City of Arts & Innovation
- City Symbols: 1853 Coffee Pot, Moravian Star, & Reynolds Building

:star: Current Construction (Inside City Limits Only) As of early-July 2020: (I'm sure I missed a few! Post any that are missed in this thread)

- Bailey Power Plant Grounds (IQ District)
- 500 West 5th (Twin City Quarter)
- Bailey South (IQ District)
- Link Apartments Innovation Quarter (IQ District)
- Hyatt Place Hotel (Courthouse Square) On Hold!
- The Easley Apartments (West End Village)
- Kaleideum Science Museum (Financial District)
- Robert Hall Hotel and Conference Center (Produce District)
- Downtown Embassy Suites Renovation (Twin City Quarter)
- Liberty Park (Financial District)
- St. Pauls Restoration (West End)
- Dave McNair Mastering (Arts District)
- Hotel Indigo Expansion (Restaurant Row)
- Hyphen Hops Brewing Company & Mixed-use
- Hoots Brewing Company on Trade (Arts District)
- Link Apartments 4th Street (Restaurant Row)
- North Patterson Retail (North Patterson)
- Merschel Park (Restaurant Row) On Hold!
- Science & Office Building (IQ District)
- Winston Junction (Produce District)
- Muse Winston-Salem (Brookstown)
- Semans Building (Washington Park)
- Railroad Building Restoration (Brookstown)
- George Black House & Brickyard Museum
- First Baptist Church Restoration (Twin City Quarter)
- Wake Forest School of Engineering Expansion (IQ District)
- Nationwide Marketing Headquarters (Arts District)
- 1815 John Blum House Restoration (Old Salem)
- 1827 Shoemaker's Workshop (Old Salem)
- Whitaker Park Mixed-use Project (Reynolda)
- Mill 800 Office & Retail (West Side)
- Thinkspace (Industry Hill)
- 815 North Trade Office Building (Arts District)
- Courthouse Parking Deck (Government District)
- Twin City Motors Building Adaptive-reuse (Arts District)
- North Carolina History Teachers Training Center (West Salem)
- Wyndham Garden Hotel - Airport (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- C & C Gourmet Market / 215 Broad (West End Village)
- 310 West 7th Apartments (Arts District)
- U.S. Court of Appeals (West Side)
- Cultivate @ Green & West (West Salem)
- Low Line (IQ District)
- One 77 (Gateway)
- 1001 (West Salem)
- West Academy Apartments (Ardmore)
- Sentinel Commons (Twin City Quarter)
- City of Winston-Salem Fiber Optic Network
- Smith Reynolds Airport Projects (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Woodruff Aviation College (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Collins Aerospace Office Building (Oak Summit)
- Moon Light Drive-in Theatre (Produce District)
- 110 South Broad Street (West End Village)
- Transit, Bike, & Pedestrian Improvements (City Wide)
- Salem Parkway Bike & Pedestrian Path (Brookstown)
- Bike & Pedestrian Land Bridge (Financial District)
- Green Street Pedestrian Bridge (West End Village)
- Salem Parkway (Financial District)
- U.S. Bicycle Route 80
- LJVM Renovation (Alta Vista)
- Carolina Athletic Performance
- La TriSoccer (Waughtown)
- Chris Paul Locker Room (Reynolda)

:star: Proposed & Construction: - BIKE COMMUTER LINE has grade separated tracks/lanes for pedestrians, cyclists, and a grade separated rail line for "future" light rail transit (LRT) - STREETCAR ROUTE is an approved (route) modern fixed-rail circulator through downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, set for construction in 2020 - CYCLE TRACKS is a bike route grade separated from the roadway and sidewalks by a landscaped buffer - EV CHARGING has one or more places to charge electric vehicles - UNION STATION is a restored 1926 rail transportation center designed for future NCRR Passenger Rail, Light Rail, Streetcars, and Bus service - ENTERTAINMENT NOISE DISTRICT is a zoned downtown district where loud entertainment is allowed at all hours.

Prism Tower (Theatre District) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Architect: Axi:Ome
- Observation and Meeting Space
- Color-changing Prism-shaped Windows
- LED Light Show at Night
- Floors: 28 Storeys
- Height: 350 feet tall (106.7 m)

Novant Health Critical Care Tower
- Developer: Novant Health
- Design start in 2019
Credit: WSTB

One Research Tower (IQ District) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Location: 1 North Research Parkway, on downtown's waterfront
- Developer: BioMed Realty / Wexford Science + Technology
- Tech Company Office Space
- Office Space: 308,000 Square Feet
- Retail Space: 6,500 Square Feet
- Underground Parking: 1,389 Spaces
- Floors: 15-25 Storeys
Credit: Wexford Science + Technology

- Developer: Wexford Science + Technology
- General Contractor: Whiting-Turner Contracting
- Uses: Office/Retail
- Height: 12 Floors above Fourth Street
- Underground Parking
- Construction Start: Spring 2021
- Completion: Summer 2023
Credit: dtws @ WSTB

325 North Broad Street (West End Village) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Developer: Center City West Associates LLC
- Architect: ArchSTUDIO7
- Mixed Use: Retail - Office - Condominiums
- Underground Parking
- Height: 9 Storeys

WFBH ED/OR/ICU Tower (Ardmore / Hawthorne Hill)
- Developer: WFBH & Atrium Health
- Emergency services will be consolidated into a new tower, featuring new operating rooms, ICUs, pathology, radiology, and support services, like check-in, waiting areas, and pre/post-op
Credit: DWSP

MINIM (Restaurant Row)
- Architect: Walter Robbs
- Developer: 4th Street Investors
- Height: 11-storeys
- Use: 15 Condominiums and Office Space
Credit: Mayfair Street Partners

Hyatt Place Hotel (Courthouse Square)
- Architect: ArchStudio7
- Developer: Mayfair Street Partners
- Operator & Investing Partner: Hotel Equities
- General Contractor: Hendrick Construction
- Uses: Hotel and Office Space
- Office Tenant: Piedmont Federal Bank
- Hotel Tenant: 133-key Hyatt Place Hotel
- Will have rooftop amenity level
- Height: 9 Floors above Third Street
- Underground Parking
- Construction Start: Spring 2018
- Vertical Construction: September 1, 2020
- Completion: Summer 2022
Credit: DWSP

Hotel Indigo Expansion (Restaurant Row)
- Developer: Mayfair Street Partners
- Operator & Investing Partner: Hotel Equities
- Architect: archSTUDIO7
- General Contractor: Hendrick Construction
- Height: 115 feet / 35 metres
- Keys / Rooms: 54-room expansion
- Rooftop Amenity Level
- Expansion of an existing Art Deco hotel
- Ground Floor Retail (The Restaurant on Fourth) and Public Restrooms for Merschel Park
- Includes small park at the recessed ground floor entrance
- Construction Start: September 1, 2020
- Completion: Fall 2021

8 West Third Street (Government District)
- Developer: JDL Castle Corp.
- Architect: CJMW
- General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction
- Uses: Office & Retail, with an executive conference room for office tenants
- 10th Floor Rooftop Terrace
- Three or Four Retail Spaces on ground floor
- Gut renovation to Class A office space, replacing everything including the elevators
- Was the headquarters for the southeast's largest bank
- North Carolina's oldest steel frame skyscraper
Credit: WSTB

The Easley Apartments (West End Village) EV CHARGING - STREETCAR ROUTE
- Developer: DPJ Residential
- Architect: Cline Design
- Landscape Architect: Stimmel Associates
- Investor: Chaucer Creek Capital
- Height: 5-storeys / 65 feet (20 metres)
- Size: 541,608 square-feet
- Units: 300 Apartment Units
- 221 one bedroom units and 79 two bedroom units
- Use: Luxury Apartments
- Includes a bicycle commuter path through the property
- Beautifully landscaped courtyard entrances with a small water feature on Broad Street
- Second floor saltwater pool with a view of the ballpark across the street and an aqua lounge
- 8,160 square-foot indoor amenity area with second floor balcony to watch baseball games
- Will include a dog park with dog wash station, electric vehicle charging stations, co-working space, and bike storage
- Other amenities include a clubhouse with fitness center, club room, a fire pit, and an outdoor kitchen
- Developer is required to build a new City Park at this site
- Both Brookstown Avenue and Green Street will be closed through this site (100 North Broad Street site)
- Land Price: $4 million
- Building Cost: $60 million
- Demolition Start: February 2020
- Construction Start: April 2020
- Completion: March 2022

Wyndham Garden Hotel - Airport (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Developer: Avant Hospitality
- Use: Hotel & Conference Center
- Keys / Rooms: 139
- Completion: October 2020
Credit: City of Winston-Salem

One 77 (Gateway)
- Developer 7M Ventures
- Architect: Tate Architecture
- The developer may build a second building across the street
- Uses / Amenities: Apartments, retail, bike storage, and parking under the apartments
- Construction Start: June 2019
- Completion: late-Fall 2020

850 North Trade Apartments and Co-working (Produce District) - ENTERTAINMENT NOISE DISTRICT
- Developer: DPJ Residential
- Investing Partner: Chaucer Creek Capital
- Apartment Units: 244 Apartments
- Includes Co-working Space & Conference Center
- Will be used to hide a large parking deck
- Materials: Will use brick and metal cladding and have polished concrete floors
- Height: 5 Floors
- Construction Start: Fall 2021
- Completion: Fall 2023

410 North Liberty Micro Apartments (Arts District)
- Developer: Mayfair Street Partners
- Architect: ArchStudio7
- Micro apartments as small as 420 square feet
- Test project, by this developer, for a potential national brand of micro apartments

Patten / Realty Building Condominiums (Restaurant Row)
- Developer: 4th Street Investors
- Architect: Walter Robbs
- Uses: Adaptive-reuse of a 1922 office building into Condominiums and Retail
- Construction Start: 2020
Credit: WFBH

WFBH Eye Institute (IQ District)
- Developer: Wake Forest University & Medical Center
- State-of-the-art clinical and teaching facility for the university
- Will bring around 75,000 eye patients from Northwest North Carolina and Southwest Virginia to downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District
- "Our goal is to establish a new world-class clinical and educational Eye Institute for our region"
Credit: Sentinel Commons

Sentinel Commons (Twin City Quarter) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Developer: Bill Benton & Leslie Baker
- Architect: Lambert A+I
- General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction
- The top two floors will become co-working space and office space
- Proposed as a hub for media, digital, and creative companies
- Winston-Salem Festival Ballet has leased the third floor and will have programing in the building
- Will renovate courtyard into a beer garden
- The basement will become a large food hall
- The ground floor will become a bowling alley and sports bar
- Completion: January 2020

Fifth & Marshall Apartments:
- Developer: Don Flow (Grubb Properties?)
- Proposed Uses: Apartments, Office Space, Downtown Grocery Store, Public Underground or Deck Parking, & Retail
- The grocery store tenant is "rumored" to be Lowes Foods and "could" be 35,000 to 40,000 square feet in size?
- A skybridge will connect this development to the 500 West 5th skyscraper
- Seeking financing and a development partner, possibly Grubb Properties
- This is a site identified for possible skyscraper development
Credit: Steele Group Architects

West Academy Apartments (Ardmore)
- Architect: Steele Group Architects
- Uses: Apartments, Retail, and Office Space
- Retail Space: Nearly 5,000 square feet
- Apartment Units: 60 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments
- Site Demolition Start: November 2019
- Construction Start: First Quarter 2020
Credit: City of Winston-Salem

North Patterson Retail (North Patterson)
- Renovating historic neighborhood retail storefronts
- Renovation will preserve many nice historic features of the buildings, such as the tiles on the roof and steel casement windows, while modernizing the entire block
- Includes streetscape improvements, such as new lighting, new decorative sidewalks, street trees, bike racks, landscaping, street-side parking, etc.,.
- Construction Start: December 2019

Downtown Embassy Suites Renovation (Twin City Quarter) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Developer: Premier Management
- Cost: $9 million
- Construction Start: First Quarter 2018
Credit: Northward Acoustics

Dave McNair Mastering (Arts District)
- Developer: Dave McNair
- Architect: Northward Acoustics
- General Contractor: LMI Builders
- Use: Audio Mastering Studio
- Construction Start: April 2020

1815 John Blum House Restoration (Old Salem)
- Developer: Old Salem, Inc.
- You can buy a ticket and learn from the workers how historic buildings are restored
- Construction Start: July 2017
Credit: oldsaleminc

1827 Shoemaker's Workshop (Old Salem)
- Developer: Old Salem, Inc.
- Restoration Consultant: Rampart
- Restore the 192-year-old former shoe maker's shop to it's original appearance
- Construction Start: July 2019
Credit: Walter Robbs Architects

Theatre District Hotel & Condos (Theatre District) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Architect: Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce
- Height: 18 storeys
- Hotel Rooms: 160
- Condominiums: 40
- Artist Rental Lofts: 40
- Parking Deck: 450 Spaces
- Retail: 50,000 Square Feet
- Construction Start: Possibly 2020?
- Cost: $50 million
Credit: Grubb Properties

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter (IQ District) STREETCAR ROUTE - EV CHARGING - BIKE COMMUTER LINE
- Developer: Grubb Properties
- Architect: BB+M Architecture
- General Contractor: Samet Corporation
- Precast Contractor: Tindall Corporation
- Amenities: Bicycle commuter center with bike storage and tools, a dog park and dog wash, a 6th floor entertainment space overlooking Bailey Park, courtyard with saltwater pool, fire pits and grilling stations, and a fitness center
- Has an Innovation & Creation Station, with whiteboards
- Fifth Street at Patterson Avenue (across from Bailey Power Plant)
- Uses: 344 Luxury Apartments & 2 Fifth Street Retail Spaces (5,000 square feet of retail)
- Cost: $68 million
- 190 foot (58 metre) tall crane will be constructed at the site in late-2017
- Construction Start: April 2017
- Preleasing: mid-May 2019
- First tenants will move-in: late-July 2019
- Completion: Mid-2020


Originally Posted by RoedigerHouse @ WSTB Forum

Extra Space Storage - Downtown with Retail (West End Village) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Architect: Overcash Demmitt Architecture
- Developer: Commercial Realty Advisors
- 75,000 square feet of climate controlled storage space
- 10,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space on two floors
- Designed to match condominiums and office buildings on Fourth Street
- Construction Start: Summer 2020
- Completion: Late 2021
Credit: Mayfair Street Partners

Twin City Motors Building Adaptive-reuse (Arts District)
- Developer: Mayfair Street Partners / GBX Group
- Consultants: Sports Community Consultants, LLC.
- Conversion of 1926 Ford Assembly and Dealership Building into restaurant/bar/entertainment spaces
- Lowest Floor: Conference/event space, The Mayfair Club "after hours" lounge, and back-of-house operations
- Main Floor: Food hall, an Italian restaurant, and craft brewer Mayfair Street Brewing Company
- Third Floor: Roaring Social restaurant & bar and Fairway Social with golf simulators and 12 lanes of duckpin bowling
- Will have six Full Swing simulators allowing you to play 80+ world famous golf courses
- Fairway Social will also have simulators for other sports for what they call "competitive socializing"
- Rooftop: Bar with live music, restaurant, and heated igloos in the winter
- Renovation Cost: $10 million
- Construction Start: June 8, 2020
- Partial Opening: November 2020?
- Completion: Spring 2021

C & C Gourmet Market / 215 Broad (West End Village)
- Architect: Walter Robbs
- Uses: high-end gourmet market called C & C Market & Goods with a high-end butcher shop, wine shop, a bakery & deli, and a separate elegant dining space called Cleave & Cork
- Will have grab-and-go foods, quick meals that you can take with you, like sandwiches, poke bowls, soup and baked goods
- Construction Start: February 2020
Credit: Cross Street Partners

1001 (West Salem) CYCLE TRACKS
- Developers: Cross Street Partners | Black Pine Development
- Architect: CJMW
- General Contractor: Rehab Builders
- Adaptive-reuse of the 1924 Bahnson Company Building
- Space for startups, artists, makers, engineers, clothing designers, growers, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, and retailers
- Leases: Chad's Chai will lease the cafe space
- Find Stemz will move their headquarters to this building
- GAIA Conceptions, an organic clothing company, will relocate their headquarters, design center, and manufacturing operations to Winston-Salem in a space in this building
- Includes a 200 seat black box theatre and The Craneway arts venue space leading into the black box theatre
- The black box theatre and The Craneway can host a variety of arts and film programing
- UNCSA will open a Film Lab in the building, Sawtooth Arts Center will open a collaborative Textiles Lab in the building, and the Kenan Institute will open an expanded Creative Community Lab
- The building will host several community arts programs in dance, music, and theatre for people of all ages
- Construction Start: April 2020
- Some businesses will open in 2020
- Full Completion: Fall 2021
Credit: Meridian Realty

Nationwide Marketing Headquarters (Arts District)
- Developer: GBX Group / Capitol Places
- Architect: Evergreen Hill Studio
- General Contractor: LMI Builders
- Restore 601, 609, & 615 North Liberty Street to their original 1920s appearance
- Uses: Office & Retail (includes rooftop bar/amenity space)
- Nationwide Marketing leased all of the office space in this development for their headquarters
- The historic Efird Building was built in 1925 as a grocery store with offices on the upper floors
- 609 North Liberty was built in 1927 for the Morris-Early Furniture Store
- Completion: July 2020

One of three buildings to be renovated into a mixed-use development:
Credit: GSV

Salem Paper Mixed-use (Northwest Industrial District)
- Developer: David Eagan / CMC
- Buildings: 1040 and 1064 Northwest Boulevard and 1149 Canal Drive
- Closing: Late March 2018
- All three buildings are located between Hanes Park and West End Millworks
- Adaptive-reuse project containing 100 apartments, retail, and office space

1007 Market - Food Hall (West Salem) CYCLE TRACKS
- Developers: Cross Street Partners
- Architect: CJMW
- Adaptive reuse of the former Atlantic Greyhound Bus Garage, built in 1940, into a food hall
- Will have a space to help food entrepreneurs startup new restaurants, based on Cincinnati's Findlay Kitchen model
- Will have outdoor dinning space fronting the city's pedestrian and bicycle path network and have an access to it
- The developer will restore the original skylights in the food hall space

3401 Indiana Avenue (Reynolda)
- Architect: Walter Robbs
- Adaptive reuse of the former Dudley Theatrical Equipment Company Building
Credit: LTP

321 South Liberty (Brookstown)
- Developer: Arden Group
- Uses: Retail/Office
Credit: Walter Robbs Architects

Woodruff Aviation College (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Architect: Walter Robbs Architects
- General Contractor: Branch Builds
- One of two buildings for the aviation college
- Aviation and Aerospace School on two floors
- Will become a technology lab for the aviation college
- $16.6 million in bonds from Forsyth County were passed for this project
- Construction Start: July 2019
- Completion: Fall 2020
Credit: CBRE Heery

Forsyth County Courthouse (Government District) CYCLE TRACKS - * FUTURE LIGHT RAIL (LRT) *
- Location: 175 North Chestnut Street
- Developer: Forsyth County
- Design Architect: CBRE Heery
- Project Architect: CJMW
- General Contractor: Samet / Balfour Beatty
- Size: 250,000 square feet
- The county may add another floor before construction begins, increasing the size to 306,000 square feet
- A skybridge will connect the new courthouse to the Forsyth County Government Center
- Cost: $115 million (limited obligation bonds)
- Courtrooms: Can hold up to 24 courtrooms
- Multi-escalator space between the two court towers provides dramatic views of the city
- The building will feature an amazing waiting space for jurors to make their service a much better experience
- Will have an iconic piece of artwork at the entrance and they would like to have artwork throughout the courthouse
- A multi-block linear park will create a dramatic entrance to the courthouse and create a view corridor from the city's tallest skyscraper to the courthouse
- The new courthouse will front a cycling path and cycling/pedestrian bridge leading to a future Light Rail Transit line
- Floors: 8
- Height: 140 feet / 42.7 metres
- Construction Start: Fall 2020
- Completion: Early 2023

U.S. Court of Appeals (West Side)
- Location: 601 West Fourth Street
- Converting an office building into space for the court of appeals
- Construction Start: December 2018
Credit: Forsyth County

Courthouse Parking Deck (Government District)
- Developer: Forsyth County
- General Contractor: Shelco
- Height: 6 floors
- Spaces 669 spaces
- Two elevators
- Construction Start: September 2019

Flywheel Co-working Space at 500 West 5th:
Lobby Expansion at 500 West 5th:
Credit: Bradley & Ball

500 West 5th (Twin City Quarter) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Developer: Don Flow
- General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction
- Architect: Bradley & Ball Architects
- Interior Design: Mona Associates
- Uses: Headquarters for Flow and Renfro Corporation, along with a ground floor coffee shop and 500 W Grille
- The second floor will have a fitness center and a community gathering space
- Will have office space for tech companies (Flow is in leasing talks with 4-5 companies for this space)
- The first seven floors will be used for retail and startup spaces, with all retail on the ground floor
- Salem College will move their Center for Women in Business and Entrepreneurship Program to this building
- The North Carolina Center for Cybersecurity will move their headquarters to this building
- The lobby will be expanded at the main entrance on the north facade
- Select Bancorp will open an office in this building to offer loans for startups and small businesses
- Creative CoWorks will open in this building as a place where professional & student artists can gather, collaborate, and workshop ideas
- New HVAC will be installed
- Winston Starts incubator space
- Flywheel Co-working space
- New Ventures Accelerator
- A venture capital company's headquarters
- Free co-working space
- Floors: 21
- Construction Start: July 5, 2017
- First Workers Move-in: February 19, 2018
- Grand Opening: October 26, 2019
- Actual Completion: Spring 2020
Credit: BB+M Architecture

Link Apartments 4th Street (Restaurant Row) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Developer: Grubb Properties
- Architect: BB+M Architecture
- General Contractor: Samet Corporation
- Demolition Contractor: D.H. Griffin Companies
- Cost: $48 million
- Apartments: 224 Units
- Retail: 11,500 Square Feet
- Will have a docking station for the city's bike share
- Will have a massive Cycling Center with space for bicycle commuters to store bicycles and repair them
- The developer is providing $15,000 for a sculpture at the building's Fourth Street entrance
- Parking: 182 parking spaces for residents and retail/restaurant space customers
- Can access parking under the building on both sides of the apartment building
- Will feature a linear dog park and a pocket park between the 21-storey building and this new apartment building
- Requires Demolition of Security Life & Trust Building (501 West Fourth), Built in 1951
- Demolition Start: August 2019
- Grading Start: April 23, 2020
- Building Construction Start: July 27, 2020
- First Tenants Move-in: Fall 2021
- Completion: March 25, 2022

Union Cross Development (Alliance Science & Technology Park)
- Developer: Front Street Capital
- Size: 850,000 Square Feet
- Advanced Manufacturing Site
- Requirement from the City to lease to tenant(s) generating the most jobs

Truliant Headquarters Expansion (HMB Corridor)
- Double the size of the credit union headquarters
- Adaptive-reuse of a former mall anchor space
- More than double the number of headquarters employees in a major expansion
- Construction Start: 2021
- Completion: 2022
Credit: Novant Health

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Renovation
- Developer: Novant Health
- Cost: $181.4 million
- Novant Health will renovate patient rooms and construct new patient rooms, make sustainability improvements to building systems, and a major renovation of the Women & Children's Institute & Innovation Center
- This project also includes expansions to neurology and stroke care, heart and vascular center, and oncology
- They will expand the medical center's kitchen

110 South Broad Street (West End Village)
- Developer: Roy Carroll
- Architect: West & Stem Architects
- General Contractor: CIP Construction Company
- Urban self-storage and wine cellar under the "Bee Safe" brand
- Will be designed to look similar to the surrounding apartments, hotels, and offices
- Construction Start: Fall 2018


Originally Posted by CHtoWS @ WSTB Forum

Winston Junction (Produce District) - ENTERTAINMENT NOISE DISTRICT
- Developer: Perkins / East Coast Capital
- Historic produce warehouse will be renovated into a multi-tenant restaurant, entertainment, and Arts Venue with a market
- Will have a new live music venue, opening at the end of 2018
- A clothing store, a velodrome, market, a film studio, home audio & furniture store, and an axe-throwing club will open in 2019
- May also include a yoga studio and a late-night restaurant
- Interior Demolition Start: February 2017
- Construction Start: June 2018
- Completion: Summer 2020
Credit: thinkspace_coworking

Thinkspace (Industry Hill)
- Coworking space for artists and creatives
- Adaptive reuse project
- Spaces start at $250

PIU Downtown Dormitory (West Salem) CYCLE TRACKS
- Developer: PIU
- Height: Possibly a signature building with Seven Floors
- University dormitory, office space and possible hotel proposed across from BB&T Ballpark in downtown (200 South Broad Street)
- The university may renovate the existing hotel building or demolish it and build new
- If the university builds new at the site, they may include other uses in the project
- Construction Start: Summer 2021
Design Collective

- Architect: Design Collective
- General Contractor: Rodgers Construction
- Square Feet: 210,000
- Height: 7 Storeys
- Cost: $53.8 million
- 2,700 square foot atrium
- 240-seat flexible auditorium
- Features a top floor outdoor terrace
- Will have a cafe and a makerspace
- Will seek LEED certification
- Located Near New Falls Park / WSSU
- Construction Start: Summer 2017
- Completion: Spring 2020

Mill 800 Office & Retail (West Side) * FUTURE LIGHT RAIL (LRT) *
- Developer: Belmont Sayre
- General Contractor: Landmark Builders
- Architect: Tise Kiester Architects
- Phase II of a 350,000 Square Foot Project
- Office Space: 66,500 Square Feet
- Retail Space: 4,500 Square Feet
- Cost: $40 million
- Construction Start: April 2018
Credit: Stimmel Associates

Bailey Power Plant Grounds (IQ District) STREETCAR ROUTE - EV CHARGING
- Developer: Wexford Equities / Front Street Capital
- General Contractor: Whiting-Turner Contracting
- Will have elevated boardwalk, performance space, and space for an open air market
- Construction Start: February 2016
- Completion: Summer 2020

- Developer: Front Street Capital
- Architect: STITCH Design Shop
- General Contractor: Landmark Builders
- Elevated Walkway (Low Line) General Contractor: Landmark Builders
- Height: 6-Storeys
- Uses: Office Space for Tech Companies & Retail
- Entertainment & Retail Space: 58,000 Square Feet on Two Floors
- 4,800 square-foot Black Mountain Chocolate factory and retail store on the ground floor, facing the Coal Pit
- Elevated boardwalks (Low Line) will connect Fourth Street to retail on the second floor
- The new construction building will incorporate a smaller 1926 building into the structure
- The new building is designed to match the older buildings at the site
- Cost: $22.5 million
- Building & Site Acquisition: September 2018
- Construction Start: November 2018
- Completion: June 2020

Robert Hall Hotel and Conference Center (Produce District)
- 874 North Liberty Street
- General Contractor: McNair Construction
- Adaptive-reuse of the former Coe and Hartman neon sign factory
- They will reuse old neon signs found inside the building
- The building will have a hotel, restaurant, conference/event space, outdoor movie venue, and a rooftop bar
- A vintage cherry bar, Al Capone frequently sat at, was purchased and will be used in this project
- The project also includes office space that is fully leased to creative companies
- Construction Start: Fall 2018
- Completion: Summer 2020
Credit: Happy Hill Brewing Co.

Happy Hill Brewing Company
- Will focus on minorities who love craft beer
- Late 2020 opening

Threshing Floor Brewing Company
- Relocating a brewery from Seattle to Winston-Salem
- Will keep the same owners, name, and artwork
- "We, at Threshing Floor Brewing, seek to create an environment for authentic community while providing aggressively delicious ales."

Lesser-Known Beer Company
- Construction Start: Fall 2020
- Completion: Summer 2021

Mayfair Street Brewing Company (Arts District)
- Developer: Mayfair Street Partners
- Construction Start: March 2020
- Completion: December 2020

Hyphen Hops Brewing Company & Mixed-use
- Developer: Mayfair Street Partners
- Architect: Fuller Architecture
- General Contractor: Fourth Elm Construction
- Brewmaster: Jason Kohrt
- Adaptive-reuse of the LA Reynolds site
- Uses: Brewery & taproom, outdoor beer garden, a dog park, vendor market, a beach that can be converted into an ice rink in the winter, duckpin bowling, a wine bar with deli, 244 apartments, and a greenhouse for the brewery
- A 1960s Volkswagen Bus will become a faux food truck, serving food from a commercial kitchen in the development
- A 10,000 square-foot greenhouse will be used for growing the brewery's hydroponic hops
- Construction Start: Summer 2020
- Completion: Spring 2021

Brouwerij DuBois
- A new brewery planned for opening in Fall 2020
- Brouwerij is "Brewery" and DuBois is the last name of the owner
- This brewery will grow their own organic hops
- Will use a manual brewing system
Credit: Wood Roof Brewing Co.

Wood Roof Brewing Company
- A farm-to-bottle brewery concept
- Based on breweries seen in Old World Europe
- Construction Start: Fall 2019
- Completion: Summer 2020
Credit: k.payne.jr

Lofts @ Whitaker Park (Tiretown)
- Developer: C.A. Harrison Companies / Champion Holdings
- Architect: Walter Robbs
- Units: 164 Apartments (1, 2, and 3 bedroom units)
- Apartments will have 14-20 foot high ceilings and some units will have two levels
- Cost: $32 million
- Amenities: Tennis Courts and Rooftop Pool & Amenity Level (includes gym)
- Adaptive-reuse of buildings built between 1922-1937
- Construction Start: March 31, 2020
- Completion: Spring 2021
Credit: C.A. Harrison Companies

Whitaker Park Hotel & Mixed-use (Tiretown)
- Developer: C.A. Harrison Companies / Champion Holdings
- A $25 million, 125 key Marriott flag hotel
- 150 new construction apartments
- 25,000 square feet of retail
- A grocery store is planned
- Multi-phase project
- The full project could cost up to $100 million
- Completion: 2024

New FTCC Library
- Part of $70 million project
- The new library will have student meeting rooms, study space, maker spaces, and more.

Gallery Lofts II (Goler Heights) BIKE COMMUTER LINE
- Developer: Chaucer Creek Capital (CCC Gallery Lofts II)
- Residential Units: 50 studio apartments
- Height: 60 feet / 18.3 metres tall
- Amenities: Saltwater pool & grilling area
- Parking under the building

Whitaker Park Mixed-use Project (Reynolda) * FUTURE LIGHT RAIL (LRT) *
- General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction
- Architect: CJMW
- Landscape Architect: Stimmel Associates
- Adaptive Reuse of 1.7 million square feet of buildings
- Total square-footage, including new construction, could exceed 2.5 million square feet
- Workplaces, Retail, and Residential are planned
- This project could include a new hotel
- A data center could be in talks for space here?
- Street changes planned
- Could Attract 15,000 New Jobs
- Project could cost $500 million
- Phase I is completed
- Construction Start of Phase II: Fall 2019
- Completion of Phase II: December 2021
Credit: City of Winston-Salem

LJVM Entertainment District (LJVM Sports & Entertainment Complex)
- Replace parking lots and outdated buildings with a mixed-use entertainment & retail district
- To include apartments, retail, bars, restaurants, office space, and hotels
- Planned for streets around the existing football stadium, coliseum, annex, and baseball stadium
- 67 acres or more in size
Credit: JD Clark
Credit: FBC

First Baptist Church Restoration (Twin City Quarter) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Restoration Architect: Joe Bircher
- Demolish 1954 and 1961 expansions
- Restore 1925 Building
- Construct a 4,200 square foot multi-function space and an outdoor chapel where the 1954 and 1961 expansions are currently located
- Construction Start: June 4, 2018
- First Phase Completion: January 2020

St. Pauls Restoration (West End)
- Restoration Architect: Joseph K Oppermann
- Making repairs to the exterior and cleaning the building
Credit: St. Timothy's

St. Timothy's Church Renovation (Ardmore)
- Architect: Cram & Ferguson
- Working on Neo-gothic details in a major renovation

Muse Winston-Salem (Brookstown)
- Proposed city history museum for downtown
- Muse Winston-Salem will be the Museum of Understanding, Storytelling, & Engagement
- The museum will lease and renovate a former Federal Building at the proposed Oliver Park
- The museum will have several galleries used for changing exhibits, hands-on activies, spaces for performances and lectures, and it will feature augmented and virtual reality
- The museum will include a recording studio to record oral history
- The museum will take advantage of the pedestrian and bicycle paths at their front door to offer walking tours
- The pedestrian and bike paths that intersect in this location create a bike and pedestrian cultural corridor, connecting several museums, universities, parks, and attractions
- Fundraiser for the upfit will be held in 2020
- Museum Office Move-in February 2020
- Exhibit Construction Start: April 2020
- Completion: Fall 2021

Fishel Steel Building (Arts District)
- Developer: The Pope Companies
- Architect: STITCH Design Shop
- Adaptive reuse of an old industrial building into modern office space
Credit: Stimmel Associates

Cloverdale Redevelopment (Ardmore) *FUTURE LIGHT RAIL (LRT)*
- Apartments: 342 Luxury Apartments
- Office & Retail Space: 75,000 square feet
- Will replace 1940s apartments
- Cost: $50 million
Credit: Reciprocity

Goler-Depot Super Energy Efficient Solar Condos (Goler Heights)
- Architect: Reciprocity
- Condos will produce more energy than they use!
- Will use new construction materials and techniques used in Europe.

Carolina Air & Auto Museum (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Museum for Aircraft - Motorcycles - Automobiles
- Future Home Base for The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation
- Berlin Airlift Display Includes: Boeing C-97G and a C-54


Originally Posted by TwinCity

Moon Light Drive-in Theatre (Produce District)
- Developer: JKS Incorporated
- Will include space for pedestrians and cyclists to sit on a grass hill and watch a movie
- Construction Start: May 2020
- Completion: Mid-June 2020

Performing Arts Center (Theatre District)
- Arts Council of Winston-Salem
- Includes 700 seat replacement theatre for the Little Theatre
- Cost: $19 million
- Underground Parking
Credit: Theatre Alliance

Theatre Alliance (West Side)
- Developer: Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
- Architect: Thomas H. Hughes Architecture
- General Contractor: Omega Construction
- The first floor (first phase) will have a mainstage theatre, box office, scene shop, dressing rooms, restrooms, and lobby space
- The second floor (second phase) will have a black box theatre, rehearsal space, costume shop, storage for props, meeting space, and restrooms
- The first floor theatre will be nearly twice the size of their current theatre
- This project is the adaptive reuse of a 70+ year-old former Blue Bird Cab building
- Design Completion: Fall 2020
- First Phase Completion: July 2021
Credit: Robert A.M. Stern Architects LLP

Stevens Center Renovation (Theate District) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Architect: Robert A.M. Stern (RAMSA) / DLR Group
- Mixed-use Development, With Graduate Student Housing, Guest Artist Residences, Retail, and Performing Arts Uses
- Larger lobby (three times larger) and renovated performing arts center on the ground floor
- Latest technology and repair of the historic facade
- Will add a third seating level to the theatre
- The top two floors of the tower will have lights and will glow on the skyline at night
- After renovation, this is expected to become a major regional cultural attraction
- New Theatre Marquee & Side Canopy (designed based on the original 1920s marquee & side canopy)
- Will recreate the original 1928 blade sign on the corner of the tower
- This side of downtown will become a new arts-based entrepreneurs quarter, similar to the Innovation Quarter, creating arts-based start-ups
- Cost: $42.2 million
Credit: Gensler

Kaleideum Science Museum (Financial District) CYCLE TRACKS
- Design Architect: Gensler
- Project Architect: STITCH Design Shop
- Exhibit Design: Roto Studio
- General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction
- SciWorks and the Childrens Museum have merged and will build a single downtown museum
- To be located at Third Street, on the Strollway
- Size: 72,000 Square Feet
- 13,000 square foot Two-storey rooftop playground
- Flexible Exhibition Space: 40,000 Square Feet
- Height: 4-Storeys
- Cost: $43-45 million
- $10 million fundraiser planned, for January 2018 to October 2020, to buy exhibits
- Will have rooftop space for people of all ages with exhibits and a skyline view
- Planetarium, Gift Shop, Cafe, Classrooms, Makerspace for Kids, Rooftop Terrace, Over 80 Indoor Animal Exhibits, and Transformative Lobby
- In talks to buy park between Liberty Street and the new museum, to have a playground area and sensory garden
- Will have parking under the building for employees and connect to a neighboring parking deck, to be renovated
- Building will be constructed to high-level LEED standards
- Design Start: Spring 2017
- Site Demolition: June-September 2020
- Construction Start: February 2021
- Completion: Early-2023
Credit: TCA Architects

Seasons at Water's Edge (Winston Lake)
- Architect: TCA Architects
- Developer: GRE
- Mixed-use: Retail & Residential
- Residential Units: 420
- Retail: 102,000 square feet
- Designed around the city's four distinct seasons
- Will have views of Winston Lake and will be next to a golf course
- A bicycle friendly development, with bike paths connecting everything and two connections to city bike routes

East 5th Street Apartments (East End)
- Replace 1950s apartments with new and more urban apartments as part of the East End Plan.

815 North Trade Office Building (Arts District)
- Developer: East Coast Capital
- General Contractor: Landmark Builders
- Uses: Office & Residential
- Construction Start: February 2020
- Completion: Summer 2020

Sears Warehouse Site Redevelopment
- Developer: Pearl Pacific Properties
- Planned Uses: Apartments and/or a Hotel
- Construction Start: Fall 2020
- Completion: Late-2022

Crystal Towers Apartments (West Side)
- Developer: Arden Group
- Adaptive re-use of a Mid-century Modern building into upscale apartments
- The developer has agreed to add a few affordable units as part of the sale agreement
- The exterior will be restored and modernized
Credit: BGP

310 West 7th Apartments (Arts District)
- Developer: BGP Development
- Units: 26
- Height: 3-4 storeys
- Parking will be under the building

300 MLK Apartments & Retail (East End)
- Apartments & Retail at Third Street & MLK
- Retail: 11,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor
- Height: Three Storeys

Ambulatory Surgical Center (Ardmore) STREETCAR ROUTE - CYCLE TRACKS
- Developer: Wake Forest Baptist Health
- Size: 75,000+ square feet
- Operating Rooms: 8
- Skybridge to connect it to surrounding buildings
- Could be a much larger project - Still waiting for more details
- Cost: $40+ million
- Will be built to add more floors to the roof in the future

Veterans Nursing Home
- Developer: State of North Carolina / U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Architect: LS3P Associates
- Beds: 120
- Cost: $50 million
- Jobs: 200-250 new healthcare jobs
- Second largest in the state
- Construction Start: December 2019
- Completion: Spring 2021
Credit: nmdesigncollaborative

Wake Forest School of Engineering Expansion (IQ District) STREETCAR ROUTE - BIKE COMMUTER LANE
- Architect: STITCH Design Shop
- General Contractor: Whiting-Turner Construction
- Expansion Size: 25,000 square feet
- The expansion will include an integrated lab, a project studio, a makerspace, a traditional lab, an innovation lab, an auditorium, common space, and other labs
- Construction Start: January 2020
- Completion: Fall 2020

College Academic Commons (Reynolda) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Developer: Wake Forest University
- A new humanities building with academic departments and 17 classrooms, the Program for Leadership and Character, the Office of Academic Advising, and the university's scholarship offices
- The building will be designed with removable walls and the ability to change the size of the classrooms from small spaces to 100 student spaces to one-tiered lecture halls to guest speaking venues
- Will have a new fresh-food dining hall
- Construction Start: November 2020
- Completion: September 2022
Credit: UNCSA

UNCSA Student Apartments (Washington Park)
- Developer: University of North Carolina School of the Arts
- Units: 444
- Construction Start: Fall 2020
- Completion: September 2021
Credit: GSV

North Carolina History Teachers Training Center (West Salem) CYCLE TRACKS
- Developer: State of North Carolina
- General Contractor: McNair Construction Company
- A summer training center for history teachers in North Carolina
- It will have visible collections and an education facility
- View and learn about Old Salem's stored objects
- Will have a significant space for educational programs
- Construction Start: Fall 2018
- Completion: Summer 2020
Credit: Szostak Design

Semans Building (Washington Park)
- Architect: Szostak Design
- General Contractor: Davie Construction
- Uses: Performing Arts / Offices
- Includes a recording studio, rehearsal spaces, multipurpose performance spaces, drama & dance offices, seminar rooms, conference rooms, an event space, and office space
- A second phase that will take advantage of the site's topography to add an outdoor amphitheatre and they will improve the site's landscaping
- Construction Start: Summer 2019
- Completion: Fall 2020.

Downtown Amphitheatre (Arts District) ENTERTAINMENT NOISE DISTRICT
- Developer: Perkins / East Coast Capital
- Location: Tenth Street at Patterson Avenue
- 21 acre site with historic 300,000 square foot former Thomasville Furniture Factory on the north end and a large space for a massive downtown amphitheatre to the south
- The amphitheatre site's terrain is a natural half-bowl, perfect for this use
- Can host large downtown concerts under the stars
- Zoning to Noise / Entertainment District Zoning was approved In December 2018

Winston Square Park Amphitheatre Renovation (Theatre District) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Enlargement - Sculpture - Lighting

Performing Arts Park (Theatre District)
- Developer: Arts Council of Winston-Salem
- Architect: Walter Robbs
- Water Feature
Credit: Gensler

Liberty Park (Financial District)
- Developer: City of Winston-Salem and Kaleideum Science Museum
- Architects: STITCH Design Shop and Gensler
- General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction
- Will replace a concrete plaza and the one-storey Brutalist office building below it, with a new downtown park
- The park will become a grand entrance to the Liberty Plaza office tower and Kaleideum Science Museum
- Will have playground equipment and a sensory garden
- Demolition Start: June 2020
- Construction Start: February 2021
- Completion: Early-2023

Oliver Cycling Park (Brookstown)
- Landscape Architect: Walter Hood
- A park where two bike & walking paths intersect, near Liberty & Cemetery streets
- Winston-Salem Portrait Project's sculpture will be located in this park
- Construction Start: Summer 2019
- Completion: Fall 2020
Credit: stitchdesignshop

Quarry Park Phase II (Flatrock District)
- Developer: City of Winston-Salem
- Landscape Architecture: Stimmel Associates
- Structure Architect: STITCH Design Shop
- Phase II will include picnic shelters, a new playground, and more shade
- Volcanic stone from this quarry was used for construction in the city during the 1700s

Winston Lake Park Improvements
- Architect: Steele Group Architects
- This project will add a new boardwalk around the lake, a new strollway, a new pier, and new restrooms

Salem Lake Park Improvements
- Architect: Norwood Architecture & Design
- This project will add an open-air pavilion, a new launch area for boats, a soft launch area for canoes and kayaks, and new picnic shelters

Cloverleaf Park (IQ District)
- Design: Stimmel Associates
Credit: rammy_4564

Washington Park Renovation (Washington Park)
- Developer: City of Winston-Salem
- The city will recreate the Victorian lake & waterfall, add color-changing lights for ambiance, build new walking & bike paths, and build a new amphitheatre
Source: WSTB

- Design: Stimmel Associates
- Privately Developed and Paid For By: BioMed Realty Trust and WFIQ (no city money involved)
- Historic electrical pylons, saved from site during demolition, to be reused as art
- Includes seating areas, walking trail, interactive water feature, and large concert/event area
Credit: Mayfair Street Partners

Merschel Park (Restaurant Row)
- Developer: Public-Private Partnership - City of Winston-Salem / DWSP / Mayfair Street Partners
- Architect: Stimmel Associates
- TIF Financing / Bonds / Private Financing
- 48-space underground parking deck
- The park will have a 360-degree camera system, throughout the park area, linked directly to the Police Department
- Automated underground parking deck will use mechanical lifts (car elevators) to stack multiple cars in each space
- This park will feature artwork, rising 30 feet / 9.2 metres in height, that honors the contribution of women to Winston-Salem's civic life
- A "Friends of the Park" organization will raise money for more services and operations at the park
- May feature swings, two fire pits, art, public restrooms, and areas for street vendors
- Under construction Hotel Indigo Expansion will have a bar and restaurant with dining in the park
- Artwork will be selected in Fall 2019
- Construction Start: August 18, 2018
- Construction stopped in 2019 due to aging sewer pipes that need replacement
- Construction Restart: September 1, 2020
- Completion: Fall 2021
Credit: CBRE Heery

Government District Linear Park (Government District) CYCLE TRACKS - * FUTURE LIGHT RAIL (LRT) *
- Developer: Forsyth County
- Would create a view corridor to the new courthouse

Morris Building (IQ District) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Developer: Front Street Capital
- Architect: STITCH Design Shop
- General Contractor: Landmark Builders
- Renovation Cost: $8 Million
- Developer is working with a partner to bring national restaurant/retailers to this project
- Uses: Retail/Restaurants/Entertainment
- Official announcement expected: Fall 2020

Mutts Whine and Bark
- 20,000 square foot indoor dog park and bar, with enough room indoors for dogs to run & exercise
- They also plan to have an outdoor space and medical records on the dogs, so you can see if other dogs are up-to-date on shots

Alternative Transportation Options: (Bus - Pedestrian - Bicycle - Rail):
Source: HDR & City of Winston-Salem

Rail Streetcar System Discuss in the Streetcar Thread By Clicking On This Link :tup:
- Labeled As "Streetcar Route" On Projects Listed On This Thread
- Contractor: Edilon)(Sedra
- Vehicles: 8 Streetcars
- Track: 8 miles (13 Kilometers)
- Final Cost: $179 million
- Currently seeking funding sources
- City needs $44,882,000
- Construction Start: July 2021
Credit: Stimmel Associates
Credit: Design Collective

North-South Rail Transit System
- Public-Private Partnership between IQ District developers & universities and the city
- Labeled As "Future Light Rail" On Projects Listed On This Thread
- First Phase connecting WSSU, the LJVM Sports Complex and Wake Forest University to downtown's IQ District
- Second Phase to Baptist Health University Medical Center, Forsyth Medical Center and Hanes Mall
- Dedicated Right of Way in all phases
- First Phase will reuse the former Norfolk & Western rail line
- WSP Engineering hired to research and design the first phase of the project
- Length of First Phase: 5.4 miles / 8.7 kilometres
- First Phase Cost: $235 million
- A small segment was completed in downtown in April 2018, as part of another project, but won't be used until entire system is completed

Regional Commuter Rail
- Not Labeled
- Dedicated Right of Way
- Still in Vision Stage
- Rails Preserved by Regional Transit Authority
Credit: Front Street Capital

Low Line (IQ District) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Developers: Wexford Science & Technology
- General Contractor: Landmark Builders
- Description: Conversion of elevated rail lines into an elevated boardwalk connecting to second floor retail and restaurants
- Will connect Fourth Street to second floor retail & restaurants in Bailey South and possibly the Morris Building
- Includes a glass art installation in the steel framework behind Building 23-2
- Construction Start: April 2019
- Completion: June 2020

Rails-to-Trails Bicycle Commuter Highway Expansion Winston-Salem's High Line (IQ District)
- Landscape Architect: Stimmel Associates
- Will expand an existing elevated bike and pedestrian park from downtown's IQ District to Smith Reynolds Airport
- Rail line will be preserved for a future Light Rail Transit (LRT) line
Credit: Stimmel Associates

Rail Valley Pedestrian Bridge (IQ District) BIKE COMMUTER LINE - STREETCAR ROUTE
- Design: Stimmel Associates
- Connects Future Amphitheatre And IQ District Rail Station To Government District
- Shortcut To Streetcar Stop
- Construction Start: Summer 2020
- Completion: Summer 2021
Credit: Creative Corridors

Green Street Pedestrian Bridge (West End Village) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Architect: Donald MacDonald
- General Contractor: Flatiron Constructors & Blythe
- Developer: NCDOT
- Cable-Stayed Bridge
- Dual tied-arch suspension bridge
- Cost: $2,035,038
- Construction Start: May 2019
- Completion: late-July 2020
credit: NC DOT

Bike & Pedestrian Land Bridge (Financial District)
- Architect: Walter Hood
- General Contractor: Flatiron Constructors & Blythe
- Developer: NCDOT
- Cost: $980,000
- Width: 18 feet (5.5 meters)
- Will include decorative lighting
- Designed to carry bicycle and pedestrian traffic over the Salem Parkway without taking cyclists or pedestrians out of the trees and beautiful landscaping
- This will be the only land bridge of its kind in North Carolina and possibly the first urban land bridge in the United States
- Will have artistic crosswalks along the north-south bike & walking path
- Construction Start: November 2018
- Completion: Summer 2020
Credit: Beers n' Gears
Credit: Beers n' Gears

Salem Parkway Bike & Pedestrian Path
- General Contractor: Flatiron Constructors & Blythe
- Labeled As "Cycle Tracks" On Projects Listed On This Thread
- Will put cyclists on an equal footing with automobiles
- Includes pocket parks, bridges, and a tunnel
- Connects university medical center to the IQ District
- Width: 12 feet wide (3.7 meters wide)
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Use
- Grade Separated
- Design & Engineering: RS&H Inc.
- Landscape Architect: Stimmel Associates
- Developer: NCDOT
- Cost: $15 million
- Construction Start: November 2018
- Completion: November 2020

Salem Creek Greenway Extension
- Developer: City of Winston-Salem
- Connect Forsyth Tech to Marketplace Mall and Downtown
- Distance: 1.17 miles
- Part of city project to connect all college & university campuses by bicycle and connect those campuses to downtown
- Federal funding covers 80% of total cost
- Construction Start: 2020
- Completion: 2021

Peters Creek Parkway Bike Path
- Connect Salem Parkway Bike & Pedestrian Path with Salem Creek Greenway Extension
- Will be constructed as grade-separated bicycle infrastructure beside Peters Creek Parkway

Downtown Streetscape
- Developer: City of Winston-Salem
- Construction Drawings: Davenport Engineering
- Design Team: San Francisco-based MIG (Moore Iacofano & Goltsman), Urbane Environments, Retail Advisory Services, and ColeJenest & Stone
- Completely redesign the streets, sidewalks, street furniture, lighting, signage, landscaping, etc.
- The city will also change several streets into two-way streets and will improve cycling infrastructure as part of this project
- Construction Start: April 2020
- Completion: Summer 2022

Transit, Bike, & Pedestrian Improvements
- Consultant: ALTA Planning & Design
- Increase walking, cycling, and transit usage by 10%
- Improve safety for walking and cycling
- The City will soon begin work at 89 city intersections and the City will add more crosswalks
- Better position transit stops
- 33 miles / 53 kilometers of funded bicycle infrastructure
- 6 funded Greenway projects
Credit: NC DOT

U.S. Bicycle Route 80
- Follows US-421 and will connect to existing and under construction Cycle Tracks in Downtown Area
- Will be completed from the university medical center to the county line by 2025
- Construction Start: late-Summer 2020

Interesting Fact: Winston-Salem is the only major city in North Carolina without an outer-loop/beltway, due to decades of environmentalist and anti-sprawl lawsuits.

Salem Parkway (Financial District)
- General Contractor: Flatiron Constructors & Blythe
- Restore Two-Way Traffic to Main, Liberty, & Broad streets
- Reconnect Lower Downtown with Upper Downtown
- Encourage More Pedestrian-friendly Development
- Redesign Bridges for Bike Lanes, Landscaping, & Art (Creative Corridors)
- Redesign Bridges to make them More Attractive
- $99.2 Million Project
- Construction Start: November 2018
- Open to traffic: February 2, 2020
- Completion: April 9, 2020

Smith Reynolds Airport Projects (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Developer: Airport Commission of Forsyth County
- Attract low-fare carriers to the airport
- Seek 'Legacy Airport' designation to gain more Federal funding
- Relocate Taxiway A and work on Taxiway F
- Remove terrain obstructions from one of the runways
- $6 million taxilane and ramp to the new aviation college
- Construction Start: Summer 2016
Credit: Mark Saunders

Smith Reynolds Airport Restoration (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Developer: Airport Commission of Forsyth County
- Restore the airport to its appearance when it was the state's busiest airport
- Working to add the structure to the National Register of Historic Places
- City leaders are studying intermodal rail-to-air service
- Telecommunications will be upgraded
- The city is planning a major streetscape project between the airport and downtown's IQ District and between the airport and Whitaker Park
- Cost: $21 million
- Construction Start: January 2021?

Winston-Salem Aerotropolis (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Plan: Aerotropolis Business Concepts
- Developer: Mark Owen
- Will connect airport to rail and Interstate, which connect to multiple water ports
- Aerotropolis will also connect to downtown's Innovation Quarter, Whitaker Park, and Wake Forest University
- Is expected to have a similar economic impact as downtown's Innovation Quarter

Hanger One - Aerospace Innovation Hub (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Developers: Winston Starts and Venture Cafe
- Use: One of five planned emerging innovation hubs, this hub is for aerospace startups
- Equity-free grants to relocate early-stage businesses
- Part of a goal to establish 250 thriving startup businesses
- Will have a first-of-its-kind specialized FAA certification acceleration office for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft industries
Credit: Mark Saunders

New Hanger (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Developer: Airport Commission of Forsyth County

Sports Facilities:

Winston-Salem Open Tennis Facility (USTA Tennis) * FUTURE LIGHT RAIL *
- Seats: 4,500
- Cost: $10 million
- Two levels of seating
- Will have multiple suites and will be designed to host outdoor concerts too
- Will be designed to host the USTA Winston-Salem Open and the NCAA Tennis Championships
Credit: bloggersodear
Credit: WFU

- Architect: CBRE Heery
- New $17.5 million veterans memorial plaza
- Corner Video boards
- New LED lighting
- New 360 ribbon boards
- More club-level seating
Credit: Walter Robbs

Chris Paul Locker Room (Reynolda) * FUTURE LIGHT RAIL (LRT) *
- Developer: Wake Forest University
- Architect: Walter Robbs
- Uses: Basketball clubhouses and locker rooms for both the men's and women's teams
- Includes enhanced nutrition resources and treatment areas
- Construction Start: Spring 2019
Credit: Carolina Athletic Performance
Credit: Sports Events Magazine

Carolina Athletic Performance
- Architect: Fuller Architecture
- Developer: Torque
- General Contractor: Landmark Builders
- Square Feet: 120,000 with plans for a major expansion
- Will have 8 basketball courts, 5 batting cages, a wrestling room, a 60-yard turf training field, training & rehabilitation, and a food court
- Can host everything from pickle ball tournaments to NCAA Division III tournaments
- "NFL-caliber" weight and cardiovascular training areas
- They want this to become one of the best private training facilities in nation
- No incentives
- Privately owned & operated
- Construction Start: Summer 2019
- Completion: Summer 2020

La Tri Soccer (Waughtown)
- Developer: Delia Alvarado
- Renovation General Contractor: LMI Builders
- Expansion General Contractor: Shelton Construction
- Adaptive-reuse of former trucking terminal
- Expansion will add 24,100 square feet to the indoor soccer building

Bowman Gray Stadium Renovation (Columbian Heights)
- Developer: City of Winston-Salem
- Architect: Walter Robbs
- General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction & W.C. Construction Company
- Renovation of the 1930s Art Deco sports facility
- New signage, a resurfaced track, new restrooms & concession stands, refurbished field house, new seating, renovated ticket booths, new landscaping, a regraded football field, major renovation of the press boxes, and a new high-capacity Wi-Fi system
- Cost: $9 million
- Construction Start: Fall 2020
- Completion: 2022

"Noteworthy-Only" Metro Projects:

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Interiors Division (Union Cross Area)
- Square Feet New Construction: 500,000
- Proposed As Aviation Campus
- Mixed-use with Retail & Apartments (not included in square footage above)
Credit: ADW Architects

Pilot Mountain Visitor Center
- Architect: ADW Architects
- The Visitor Center will have an interactive hawk display, a view of the knob from inside the exhibit hall, an exhibit on Native American fishing methods, the history of Pilot Mountain, and exhibits on the Sauratown Mountains and Yadkin River.

Amazon Fulfillment Center
- Developer: Seefried Industrial Properties
- General Contractor: Samet
- Architect: MacGregor Associates
- Size: 1,016,041 square-feet
- Cost: $59,184,676
- Jobs: 950 employees
- Construction Start: Fall 2018
- Completion: First Quarter 2020

Vade Mecum Springs (Hanging Rock)
- Developer: State Park System
- Landscape Architect: OBS Landscape
- State Bond Money: $2.1 million
- Spring resort built in the 1800s (over 120 years old)
- The last Victorian spring mountain resort in metro Winston-Salem and among the last in the state
- The state could restore the hotel, cabins, and other buildings into a vacation resort
- Will include restaurant and space for weddings
Credit: Arden Group

Welden Village
- Developer: Arden Group
- General Contractor: Parr Construction
- Traditional neighborhood designed around short walks to everything
- Designed to reduce car usage
- Front porches and wide sidewalks to encourage interaction
- 12 miles of bike & walking trails
- Townhouses: 200 town homes
- Apartments: 500 apartment units
- Welden Park Apartments breaks ground in Summer 2017 with 306 apartment units
- Includes 30 acre commercial village

Ashley Expansion
- Size: 500,000 square-foot new-construction expansion
- Will create hundreds of new jobs

Korner’s Folly Visitor Center
- The visitor center will have exhibition and programming space, along with meeting space, restrooms, offices, and a gift shop
Credit: Thomas H. Hughes Architecture

East Second Avenue Apartments (Depot District)
- Developer: Warfford Partners
- Architect Thomas H. Hughes Architecture
- Includes a rooftop terrace
- Apartments: 12 units
Credit: State of North Carolina

EGGER North American Headquarters
- General Contractor: Gray Construction
- Cost: $700 million
- Three Phases
- 770 New Jobs
- Will include a total of 4.5 million square feet of space
- Includes office space, a showroom, and training center
- First Phase Construction Start: March 2018
- First Phase Completion: December 2019
- Second Phase Construction Start: Fall 2018
- Second Phase Completion: 2020
Credit: Davidson County

Davidson County Courthouse Expansion
- Developer: Davidson County
- Architect: Ramsay, Burgin, & Smith Architects
- General Contractor: Barnhill Contracting Company
- Expansion Size: 77,154 square feet
- Height: 3 floors
- New space for: District Courtrooms, Clerk of Superior Court Office, and District Attorney’s Office
- Space in the existing two courthouse buildings will be renovated as part of this project
- Includes space for two additional courtrooms in the future
- Cost: $29.69 million
- Construction Start: August 15, 2019
- Completion: February 2021
Credit: Shook Kelly

Depot District
- 125 acres across 35 city blocks
- Multimodal transportation facility for bus & rail, amphitheatre, residential, retail, and restaurants
- Bull City Ciderworks relocated most of their operations to this project in March 2016

I-74 Corporate Park
- Developer: CIP
- Could Have Over 2,500 Jobs by 2020

Matthew Dec 11, 2013 3:10 AM

CCC Update:
A look at the Fifth Floor Courtyard at the 12-storey CCC, as it nears completion.
Courtyard by David Rolfe

There are only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation and this is the only one in the region. It's a research cancer center, for those who want to know. There are around 250 cancer research projects currently underway at the center. This facility will attract people from around world seeking advanced medical care. Winston-Salem's CCC is ranked as one of the nation's top 12 cancer centers.

West End Millworks: The Olio Glass Studio

IQ District Update:

The first medical students will move into the IQ District in March 2014. In February 2014 we should have an update on when the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and their medical library will begin renovations/construction on their new building in the IQ District in downtown Winston-Salem. Wake Forest University School of Medicine's adaptive reuse project will likely take 18-24 months to complete. That should be fun to follow on the forum!

Downtown Library Update:

19 architects are interested in designing the new downtown library. Hopefully we will have renderings from all of them soon. This was Fulk's rendering, which I liked. I'm not sure if Fulk resubmitted another proposal or not?


Hilltop House South:
Source: Calloway Johnson Moore & West


Exterior lighting was installed on the building and is now turned on. The lighting gives the building an awesome appearance.

I love the skyline reflections on this building! The metal boxes with wires are the lights, but these photographs are a month old (before the lights were wired).

Stevens Center PAC Renovation:

The Stevens Center has officially asked for incentives and this is moving forward much faster than I thought it would. Hopefully, this will move to construction soon!

760 West Fourth:

I've heard site demolition (demolition of old retaining walls, light towers, and pavement on site) is set to start this month. Maybe it will join the construction list too in a few months?

Cycling Update:

Downtown Winston-Salem will soon have around 22 miles (around 35 kilometers) of bike paths, when current construction projects are completed. These will connect downtown workplaces/entertainment to neighborhoods, historic districts, colleges, museums, entertainment venues, parks, and more. A fact some people may not know: Winston-Salem actually has a city department focused on walking/cycling infrastructure with its own planner on the city payroll. This was from the city's cycling newsletter from that office.

Interesting Notes:

Unemployment in Winston-Salem's MSA is 6.9%. Among the lowest of the 14 metro areas in the state.

Andrés Duany said downtown Winston-Salem is the best downtown in the region and praised it heavily.

See Krispy Kreme's Doughnuts on Parade downtown.

Matthew Dec 20, 2013 12:02 AM

:eek: More Apartments!

City Hospital Apartments

And we start off this post with news of a developer converting a wing of the former City Hospital into apartments. I'm still searching for information, but at least one person who lives in Winston-Salem is saying it's possibly already under construction. So, I've added it to the construction list. City Hospital was built in 1914 and expanded in 1923 and around 1947, if I remember correctly? I think part of the complex is already apartments (1947 wings)? The building has an interesting history as the State Advancement School in the 1960s, after the hospital moved. The school was a residential school, with around 2,700 students of all races from across the state, used to develop teaching techniques used throughout the state.

City Hospital in 1924, when it was still a hospital:

Library at Merschell Plaza Has Mayor & Alliance Support!

It appears as if the mayor and several of the city's leaders support this interesting library in a park proposal from a New York architect. They are working hard to convince the county to select Merschel Plaza. Write to the county commissioners and tell them you want the library at Merschel Plaza!

TwinCity posted these "library in a park" architect renderings at WSTB:
If this library proposal is built, Winston-Salem will have one of the more interesting central public libraries. They want something very high-tech and futuristic and city business leaders seem willing to donate money to make it happen.

Announcement for 23 Storey Hotel at Former RJR Nabisco HQ soon?

According to Smitty and WSTB, we could see an announcement on the 23-storey hotel in 2014!

Transportation News:

:cool: WRCP Nationally Recognized for Bike Friendly Workplace

I love this bike storage system they built in their downtown office!

The League of American Bicyclists recognized Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects as a Bicycle Friendly Business, leading America toward a more sustainable future. WRCP is one of 600 businesses nationwide to win this award. WRCP encourages bicycle commuting and works to make it an easy option for employees. WRCP employee and cyclist Brian Kubecki said “working at a company that supports bicycling makes “riding in” a convenient and sustainable choice for my daily commute. When our employees bike, great things happen: we encourage a fun and healthy work culture, become more connected to our community, and decrease our carbon foot prints.” Bicycle friendliness is evident through the design of their office which includes shower facilities, convenient in-office bike storage and a connected location to downtown Winston-Salem bike routes. The award brings with it free tools and technical assistance from the League. :cool:

I like their mixed-use retail/office/condo building too:

Don't forget: Winston-Salem has free bikeshare! If you're visiting or live in the city, try it! It's free!

According to Winston-Salem's Cycling and Walking Transportation Planner, Matthew Burczyk, Downtown Winston-Salem has around 23 miles of bike paths built or under construction. There is a strong city backed effort to encourage cycling to work and increase bike commuting by 10% or more in the next three years. This is seen at every new office building built downtown. If you work in downtown Winston-Salem, take advantage of this and ride your bike to work!

Sports Facilities:

Winston-Salem Open Tennis Facility (USTA Tennis)

The Winston-Salem Open Tennis Facility was selected as host for the 2018 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships. The facility is expected to begin construction in 2014 and it is said it will be among the nation's best tennis facilities. Congratulations to Don Flow and this facility! It should be fun to watch the construction and see it completed for 2015 Winston-Salem Open on CBS. :tup:

Matthew Dec 30, 2013 2:47 AM

Triad Regional Government Council Building - Completed!
Construction is complete on the regional government headquarters, so I removed it from the list above. It is the economic development recruitment office for the 12 county area and operates massive regional databases used in recruiting employers, so it is also an IT center. The group has large mobile operations too and this provides a place for that.

One of the more interesting features are treadmill desks. People who work there or use the services are exercising at their desk.:tup:

Hilltop House South - Topped Out!
This innovative structure is finally topped-out and should open sometime this spring. They still have brick work and the balconies to finish. If you're looking for more affordable apartments, but with all of your favorite amenities, Hilltop House is for you. It helps solve the problem of young professionals being priced-out of the apartment market.
Source: City of Winston-Salem

Centennial Art Project - Construction
The twin towers structure above is being constructed right now and will appear near First and Liberty streets very soon.

IBM now among Winston-Salem Tech Employers
IBM now employs 360 and growing.

Salem Creek Connector - Construction!
The last piece of Research Parkway is now under construction and it will open-up the southern end of eastern downtown to development. Salem College has already purchased or is in the process of buying the land around this project, so they can double the size of Salem College with all math and science related classrooms. It will also have dorms fronting the streetcar route.

Historic Union Station
This building has moved closer to construction, with the city looking for a contractor. I've heard it won't start construction until November 2014, but I guess we will see? This is part of the rail streetcar system.

Plant 64 Mixed-use Project
We really need more photographs in this thread. I don't think anyone is commenting due to the lack of photography. The GC recently uploaded a few photographs of this nearly 250 apartment development, with its 10,000 square feet of retail and underground parking. At $55 million, it's a noteworthy project. So far, work hasn't started on the retail structure along Fourth Street, but the residential and amenity buildings are under renovation right now. This site is actually five different buildings, ranging in height from 3-7 storeys.

All images are from Capstone. Image Source

Some parts of Plant 64 are further along than others.

Chatham Mill
We are now discovering the metal panels were actually covering beautiful historic buildings at the Chatham Mills site. Very interesting.

macmini706 Dec 30, 2013 8:45 AM

Thanks very much

Wheelingman04 Dec 31, 2013 4:19 AM

Wow this thread is awesome! Keep up the good work. I really love mid-sized cities and this one will be a great one to see grow and improve:tup:

Matthew Jan 7, 2014 6:23 AM

Update for this week:

I have a lot of fun news to share this week. I'll start with with a few photography updates.

I don't live in Winston-Salem, so I have to search for update photographs from anywhere I can find them.

Inmar Headquarters Downtown / IQ District
The person in the middle is the CEO of Inmar. It appears as if the worker in the background is installing the building's architectural lighting? I really want to see the interior of this tech company's headquarters. I think they have 6 buildings in Winston-Salem. This building will be their largest, opening with over 1,000 employees. The building is built so they can add another 500 employees. All IT employees. Looking for a job? Apply at this company. They are always hiring.

525@Vine Downtown / IQ District
This building, currently under construction, is next door to Inmar's headquarters. It will eventually house a 500 employee operation that makes phone apps for major retailers, a research organization for public health, a PA department, a bioinformatics operation, a health club, a multi-storey elevated conference center and the Center for Emerging Technologies. Obviously, it will also have retail spaces/storefronts in a nice courtyard.


760 West Fourth Downtown / Village District
Demolition has started at 760 West Fourth, which could become an 11-storey high-rise? We will see what happens when they officially present their plans to the city.

Link Apartments Downtown / Village District
This is actually a chain type of apartment development. You'll find Link Apartments in other cities. It's still interesting, at 205 units! It also has electric vehicle charging stations.

These photographs are a couple of months old.

I missed one! :eek:
Silas Pointe
HMB District
This project is at about to start construction. I think an 80,000 square foot office building will be the first to break ground and a hotel, that will share parking with two office buildings, is currently under renovation. It includes a movie theatre, apartments, retail, a future light rail station, parking decks, and offices. The building about to start construction doesn't seem to match anything in the renderings? We'll see what happens with this.


Fourth & Broad Office Building Downtown / Village District
The financial company building this is keep a lot of secrets with this one, but it should be a beautiful addition to downtown.

Thanks to TwinCity at WSTB for this photograph!

Originally Posted by TwinCity @ WSTB

Sports Update:
An indoor football team and a minor league hockey team have leased or are about to lease the Annex as lead tenants.

B/E Aerospace is growing again, by acquiring Texas energy companies. It should be interesting to see what impact this will have on Winston-Salem employment. B/E Aerospace employs 1,400 engineers and office workers in Winston-Salem, including the new CEO at the company's new office building.

Creative Corridors meetings this week! We'll see if something interesting is shared from this meeting?

Did I forget something? Yes, that is right... the 23-storey hotel!

23-storey Hotel at 401 N. Main Downtown / Restaurant Row
For those who don't know, hotel developers have fought for the ultimate prize. The ability to renovate the Empire Building at the RA Headquarters Complex. The building was a "blank check" project from a company who's products helped defined the jazz/swing age. It was designed by Shreve Lamb & Harmon in 1927 and completed in a year - yes the same architects as the Empire State Building! This building was North Carolina's tallest building from 1928-1965, when the 30-storey glass box next door to it was completed. It is an amazing work of art deco architecture, with marble from around the world, gold and silver ceilings, original art deco light fixtures, rare metals on the doors, etc.,. No surprise, this was 1929 AIA Building of the Year, as the best building design in the United States that year, which many art deco lovers believe was the top year for architecture. As you can see, it is a prize!

What is new? 7 hotel developers were selected as having plans that matched the owner's vision. 3 of those developers are now finalists to convert this building into a luxury hotel and condos. They will also restore the original ground floor retail!
Source: 1998 by Preservation North Carolina
Source: Seth Gaines
Source: David Rolfe at Journalnow

This mural in the lobby just screams late 1920s jazz/swing age!
Source: blindkennyb
Source: Holly Blue

It is covered in beautiful artwork and art deco. It looks like a luxury hotel now.

If you're a developer who can take on a $60 million hotel project, you can still submit a proposal to the owner through CBRE. Just ask about 401 N. Main in Winston-Salem. One of North Carolina's top luxury hotel developers tried, but this building's renovation cost is more than value of all of his hotels and restaurants combined. This is a big project and will likely include city/county incentives.

Winston-Salem forum members at WSTB think this could become a 21c Museum Hotel, Intercontinental, or some type of Westin flag? We'll see. It could also be independent or maybe a smaller chain will win it? I think everyone wants 21c Museum Hotels and anything less than that is likely disappointment.

Matthew Jan 14, 2014 3:25 AM

Missed One! - Winston Mutual Renovation:
I'm starting to find more buildings I forgot to add to the construction list. Among them is the Winston Mutual Insurance Building Renovation! Two tenants are signed for the renovated office space in what is seen as the most important building in East Winston. I love finding buildings I may have missed, since it makes the already impressive proposed and construction lists even longer! If you know of one, post it below or let me know about it, so we can add it.

Winston-Salem's Tech Boom:
Winston-Salem ranked 7th in nation in High Tech GDP Growth from 2011-2012. The city is also starting to skyrocket up the job growth rankings for the latest year available. And yes, it's mostly tech jobs and that is reflected in what we see under construction or recently completed.

Speaking of tech jobs: Inmar is talking about hiring possibly hundreds more people in downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District. They haven't given a set number, but could announce something in a few months. This company is always hiring. If you're looking for a job, majored (science) in a computer related field, and love Winston-Salem, this is a good place to look.

B/E Aerospace has signed two or three more contracts this week and is projected to reach $4 billion in revenue, when their 4th quarter numbers are released. This is another tech company that is always hiring in Winston-Salem for office workers, engineers, and more.

City of the Arts:
UNCSA won an Emmy Award for their work on a major performance downtown that was broadcast on state-wide TV. Further proof of Winston-Salem's amazing arts scene, which is one of the major attractions for companies relocating to Winston-Salem or people moving to Winston-Salem.

Fun Events:
I would like to highlight some of the unusual events that keep Winston-Salem weird. Among them is the Beer Run. The Beer Run starts with a 5k race in March, and each subsequent race, through November, adds a longer distance option, up to a 15k. What makes the event unusual is the free beer after each race and the chance to meet new running and drinking buddies. If you place in your age group, you can win a customized pint glass.

Beer Update:
Source: NC Brewing

Interesting Fact: This Winston-Salem brewery has won national awards for their label designs.

So you like beer? If you love beer in Winston-Salem, you're likely excited and waiting for Foothills to release this year's batch of Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout on February 1st. The release attracts national attention, with long lines of people camped-out downtown on Fourth Street. If you don't like camping-out, you can always pay a little extra to break-in-line. There are four break-in-line opportunities that will support great Winston-Salem charities and also includes a $50 Foothills gift card, a Sexual Chocolate beer goblet, a prize pack and a mystery beer gift to the winner. :eek:

Fourth Street Updates:
a/perture movie theatre expanding again! And by 25%! This follows a recent expansion of the downtown theatre last year. It shows how much Winston-Salem loves independent, foreign, documentary, local, and festival films. There is also talk of another similar theatre opening in 2015 on the same street, to give a/perture a little competition. Many people may not know that Winston-Salem has two film schools, including an internationally known film school, which has the kids of Hollywood celebrities going there, at UNCSA. If you think you may have seen the son or daughter of a famous movie star on Fourth or Trade streets or in Washington Park, you probably did.

West End Mill Works Update:
The Porch Kitchen and Cantina is now open. West End Mill Works is more significant than I though, with multiple former industrial buildings, being converted by hipsters, into a massive arts, creative job incubator, and entertainment center. Since it's along Canal Street, it's easy to miss it. Don't miss it on your visit!
Source: West End Mill Works

Bailey Park and The Food Truck Park Update:
Trees are installed around the outside of the parks. I'm guessing all of the power lines were removed as well? A thank you to members at WSTB for sharing this.

The Link Apartments:
If you're looking for a great apartment near the ballpark, university medical center, and Burke Street, try the Link Apartments. Preleasing starts in Spring 2014 - Call 877-844-0001

Bailey Power Plant Update:
The U.S. Park service must approve (due to national register of historic places designation) construction of the world's largest kaleidoscope and they are still working on a feasibility study on the stacks, before construction on the kaleidoscopes can begin.
Source: Steve Lawing / Scott Cole

You will actually stand inside the smokestacks to operate this! I would love to stand inside them! The hipsters, artists, and tech crowd transforming this city are all awesome!

23-storey Luxury Hotel at 401 N. Main
One of the three finalists could be hotel developer Mit Shah. There is also talk that an architect involved with the interiors of NYC's 432 Park Avenue could be involved with at least one of the proposals. I love that building and it adds to the excitement of seeing the proposals in a few weeks.

525@Vine Update:
Color changing lights are now in place and they are awesome! We are maybe 10 weeks away from tenants moving-in! I think the architect has another award winning design with this building and the building next to it.
Source: IQ District Neighborhood Association

$200 Million Mixed-use Project?
The N.C., AIA award winning architectural firm of West & Stem are designing a $200 million development named Carrollton, which could include 1,000 residential units and 1 million square feet of retail and office space. At least one office building is already completed (about a month ago), with another about to start. This could be a significant project. We'll see how it unfolds.

Completed! - Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC):
I think the 192 bed research cancer center is finished and open for use. I'm removing it from our list of construction above. But not without a few photographs to showcase the tallest building built in 2013. This is the state's largest comprehensive cancer center! The healthcare in this city is really amazing. Because it's a research center, it also features a conference center for researchers. Again, research and technology jobs are growing fast in Winston-Salem, and this center is now hiring, creating more tech jobs. This facility offers many treatment services for cancer patients that can only be found in this facility in the state of North Carolina. There are also efforts underway to make this facility even more accessible, through proposed streetcar and lightrail systems, connecting to Union Station.

Comprehensive Cancer Center (Hawthorne Hill) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Architect: HKS Architects
- Hospital/Medical Facilities
- Cost: $125 million (Top 20 largest developments in Southeast U.S. by cost)
- Square Feet: 530,600
- Beds: 192
- BUILT :tup:

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TwinCity Jan 14, 2014 4:08 PM

One major announcement you missed is the building permit was issued for the Courthouse Apartments on Fourth Street. Clachan Properties of Richmond, the same developers that brought us the two Winston Factory Loft projects is starting on their third downtown residential development. The 1926 Forsyth County courthouse will become 57 apartments with possible retail.

The site has a good deal of public art that's not really noticeable because of the overgrown trees. Hopefully Clachan will light them at night to give the building a stronger impact. The controversial confederate soldier memorial sits on the NW corner and will keep the county's ownership. At first I thought it should be moved, but like city council member Vivian Burke stated, we can't run away form our history and that the first NC sit-in victory plaque is located just across the street.

Matthew Jan 22, 2014 3:50 AM

Good news! Three more new projects to add to our proposed and construction lists!

Big Winston Market: (NEW to our list!)
Big Winston Warehouse is being renovated into an arts and market center. It should provide additional entertainment, arts, and retail to downtown.

Source: Linville Team Partners

Ella's Lofts: (NEW to our list!)
Yes, more apartments! The building next door is also under renovation and the Yoga Gallery just opened there.

Winston Mutual Insurance Building:
Will this become a bigger project, with additional development around it? Fifth Street Investments LLC, is seeking approval to redevelop the surrounding property. No details as of this posting. I've seen they are close to signing tenants for two more floors in the renovated building, which is great news. They are gutting the building and it will be like new, when they finish. It appears as if they are replacing the windows too? This is a very complete renovation. It will remain office space.

The Heights at Patterson: (NEW to our list!)
Another apartment development, this time in the Goler Heights District, which could reach 5-storeys and feature ground floor retail spaces. Very few details, but I think a Maryland company that worked on The Gallery Lofts is also building this?

River Run International Film Festival:
It won't be long until it's time for River Run! Did you know The River Run International Film Festival is a qualifying festival for the Oscars in the Documentary Short Subject award category? It's a shortcut to meet Academy eligibility, allowing the winning short to forgo a standard theatrical run. Only 25 film festivals around the world are considered “qualifying festivals” for documentary shorts. Only 13 of those 25 film festivals are in the U.S.,. River Run starts on April 4th in downtown Winston-Salem. In the festival city, this is really a must see festival!

Interesting New Places to See!
I don't post many restaurants in this thread, but want to make an exception for Mission Pizza Napoletana, which is now open on Trade Street. This is not a typical pizza restaurant. You can't order pepperoni pizza here. This is real Italian pizza, using traditional Caputo 00 flour, crushed tomatoes with salt (instead of the usual sauce you see on other pizzas), and extra-virgin olive oil. The oven the pizzas are cooked in is hand-made in Naples, Italy, from bricks forged of the volcanic soil surrounding Mt. Vesuvius! It is the only one like it in the Carolinas. Even the sodas are imported, so they don't have the corn syrup ours have. These pizzas are also lighter than what Americans eat, without a heavy blanket of cheese. The crust is thin and has a slight char, due to the 1,000 degree wood-fired oven. This urban restaurant also has a walk/bike-through window (no cars, just pedestrians and cyclists). If you're asking how long it takes to wait on these amazing pizzas: They cook in 90 seconds. Though the restaurant doesn't offer pepperoni, they do have soppressata. This is a must visit downtown.

These photographs of Mission Pizza are old, but they are the only photographs I can find of the building right now.

Both Photographs from Peyton Smith

Transit, Bike, & Pedestrian Improvements
The first phase of this project, covering neighborhoods that border downtown on the northwest side, will cost $9.1 million to complete. Apartments along the improvement corridors could pay a small fee for these upgrades? It should improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians and also improve mass transit, in an effort to increase the number of people biking, walking, and taking transit by 10% in three years. I think the neighborhoods to the south of downtown are next? A very exciting project with an awesome goal!

Winston-Salem District VA Hospital:
Ground breaking is this Friday on this $84 million project... however, it's already under construction. This is just an opportunity for local leaders to take their pictures with shovels at the construction site.

Semans Arts Library:
I found a rendering of this project, posted by TwinCity at WSTB, and wanted to share it with the forum! This library is already under construction and will hold the world's third largest motion picture archive! It will also have a small theatre to view the movies in, which is great news for film lovers in Winston-Salem! Due to the significance of the collection, the building is designed for preservation. Winston-Salem is an awesome arts city!
Source: UNCSA

Plant 64 Lofts:
Thank you to the GC for sharing photographs of the progress!
Are these the windows for the building? :eek:
The retail building on Fourth Street is now under renovation!

Those will be awesome retail spaces! Notice how old the building appears. I'm guessing this is the oldest building there and would love to know how old it is?

All Plant 64 images courtesy

Matthew Jan 28, 2014 4:22 AM

Inmar Headquarters:
I noticed Inmar's headquarters has a video wall wrapped around the stair tower (on the outside!) for everyone to enjoy. They had an animated display running to test it last week. Awesome! I must go there to photograph it. Tech company headquarters are awesome. It also has a performance stage in the lobby, with a massive skylight atrium above it. These companies always have awesome features in their headquarters.

West Fourth Office Tower:
Source: WXII 12 News

Benton Convention Center Expansion:
City leaders are considering the options, with the first phase being a possible $24 million renovation to the existing building. This renovation will increase the space of the facility, modernize it, and also give it a new appearance. Yes, glass up to the sidewalk. We will know more on February 24. The Benton was North Carolina's first convention center in 1969. The original 1969 building is an HOK (Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum) design.

Company Looking at Winston-Salem for Big Project?
There is talk a major employer is looking at a site near Caterpillar's new building for a massive operation. No details at this point. It appears as if they are just looking, but they are also very serious. This is something to watch over the next few months. It could be (I'm just guessing based on similar projects) a $100-150 million construction project, with 400-500 jobs? I also noticed one of the nation's largest tech employers is looking at the Winston-Salem area for a new building and possibly hundreds of jobs. I'm not sure if these two stories are connected though, but it's worth watching over the next few months.

Art Donation:
The Hanes family of Winston-Salem gave a painting, from their collection, by Mary Cassatt “Portrait of Madame X Dressed for the Matinée” to the state art museum in memory of R. Philip Hanes. The painting has been exhibited internationally.

LJVM Complex Hockey:
The Federal Hockey League is close to signing a lease at the LJVM Complex for Fall 2014.

Planning Award!
The American Planning Association has awarded Winston-Salem's Legacy 2030 Plan the Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan at the National Planning Excellence Awards. This is the second or third award this anti-sprawl / high density plan has won! Many people don't realize Winston-Salem has such strong anti-sprawl measures in place for the city and neighboring suburbs. Winston-Salem also has farmland protections as well. This is why retailers often must demolish or reuse existing buildings. It's good, since it prevents the city from having vacant big boxes and prevents retailers from creating new retail streets and abandoning their old buildings.

Winston-Salem Cyclist In the News:
Alex Cross, from Mock Orange Bikes in Downtown's West End, is one of the nation's top ranked cyclists and was in the National Cyclocross, where this awesome video was recorded of him. He didn't run his bike up the stairs. He stayed on his bike an pump-hopped up the stairs.

Video Link

National Center for Design Innovation:
Internationally known Bruno Louchouarn is now a part of the CDI in downtown Winston-Salem as a Design Researcher. Louchouarn is a composer and cognitive scientist. Louchouarn studied artificial intelligence in Paris and obtained a Ph.D. in music composition at UCLA. His work includes everything from film scores to live experimental multimedia performances. He is already a Winston-Salem resident, among the city's well-known artists.

Matthew Feb 4, 2014 3:13 AM

The weekly update!

50 West Fourth
The Courthouse Apartments are now called 50 West Fourth. I will update the list to show this.

IQ District
Add another city to the list of places that view downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District as a model for their city. Cary toured downtown Winston-Salem's fast growing tech district last week.

Cycle Tracks Under Construction
Winston-Salem had North Carolina's first off-street bicycle paths in the 1980s, with protection from traffic provided by a grass buffer. Now Winston-Salem will have the first protected on street two-way bike paths in the state. Construction work has already began on Rams Drive, which will feature a two-way bicycle path on the street. It will be separated from the car lanes by posts, allowing bicycles to enter and leave the lanes, while keeping cars out. We've seen this in a few west coast cities and the northeast, but this is a first in North Carolina. Winston-Salem is working hard to become one of the most bicycle friendly cities in the U.S.,.

Children's Home Property?
The Children's Home was built in Winston-Salem in 1909 as the state's major orphanage. For many years this large property included a farm near downtown, which allowed for interesting photographs. Today, the "therapy animals" are gone and that program was eliminated. The Children's Home is in debt and their most valuable asset is land, surrounded by upscale neighborhoods and near downtown. People are saying all of the farm land is for sale! This is a very upscale area and could become a massive high-end residential and retail development site. We will continue following this breaking story!

Hanes Park Renovations
Over the weekend, nearly 50 residents and city leaders took a pedestrian audit of Hanes Park. Matthew Burczyk, the city planner in charge of bike and walking paths, led the audit. We could see major renovations to the park in the near future from this audit!

Sawtooth Center
Two artists worked on a new sign for the Sawtooth Visual Arts Center. They will unveil the new sign on February 7th.

Video Link

:righton: Phuzz Phest 2014 Indie Music Festival
The 50+ band line-up for the downtown Winston-Salem festival is announced and includes bands from Los Angeles to Ohio. It also includes a few local bands as well.

While you're there, don't forget to visit the Coffee Conference, which will feature 1000 Faces from Athens, Ga., and the Carrboro Coffee Roasters. The conference includes a roasting demonstration, coffee cuppings and tastings, and a panel discussion on Why Coffee Matters. It's also free!

The Winston-Salem Bike Co-Op will also hold a scavenger hunt and downtown bike race at Phuzz Phest. Proceeds go to the bike co-op to support its mission of growing bicycle culture downtown.

Winston-Salem's Phuzz Records will also release a 180-gram blue vinyl LP by Twelve Thousand Armies called Tiger Beat, recorded locally at Mitch Easter's Fidelitorium.

Big Winston Market
This exciting project is moving fast! This is a bigger project than I thought! I would love to see a rendering, if anyone has one?

Source: Linville Team Partners

TwinCity Feb 6, 2014 4:03 AM

A study was completed on converting the Royal Inn at 200 S. Broad St. into commercial space. The dilapidated motel sits across Bus. 40 opposite BB&T ballpark. The new space would act as a gateway into West Salem and somewhat add to the mixed-use neighborhood thats taking shape around the stadium.

Inmar along with 525@Vine has the capacity to double employment in the IQ. Almost finished.

New businesses are popping up around future the Mast General Store site. The Clubhouse Salon for men is moving from the Stratford Rd area to 505 Cherry Street. They were voted by Yes! Weekly as best Triad Barbershop. Cool shop with beer and video games.

Small Batch is moving forward with phase two of their brewery adding a full restaurant next to the bar. They are looking to add other locations in NC in the future.
Haute Chocolate and Revolution Gliding Tours are partnering to bring a multi-use hub to the core called Twin City Hive. Haute Chocalate will relocate from West End to join RGT at 301 Brookstown Ave. The new space will feature the two businesses as well as a coffee shop that will feature roasters from all over NC.

The public art in W-S has gotten so much stronger over the past year. Take a look at a new piece at Ziggys on Trade St.

Nomad9 Feb 7, 2014 1:48 AM

This is awesome! Thanks for keeping up with this. Looks like Winston-Salem has a lot going on. There's a decent chance I'll be moving there for law school in August, so I'll be paying close attention to this thread.

So if I read this correctly, there are about 3 10+ story buildings proposed or under construction?

Matthew Feb 11, 2014 5:33 AM

Three are proposed that could have 10 or more floors. (760, Civic Plaza Tower, and Mixed-use Theatre District Hotel) 760 has already taken core samples, is finishing the design stage, and completed site demolition last month. 760 will likely be the first of the three to break ground. They are waiting until the building across the street is fully leased before starting on this one. With proposed buildings, it's always wait and see what happens. One building with around 11-12 floors was recently completed a few weeks ago.

760 will be built across the street from this building (construction photograph below); under construction at Fourth & Broad. This awesome view was shared recently.

West Fourth Office Building: The View! :eek: (This is the building I spoke of across the street from 760)

Big Winston Market:
I found more information about this building recently, to update our list.

GC: LMI Builders Inc.
Renovation Cost: $962,052

525@Vine: Certified LEED Platinum!
Big update on this building. 525@Vine was certified LEED Platinum, the highest LEED certification, recently. A nurse anesthesia group is relocating from another city to Winston-Salem. They are considering locating in this downtown building. I'm hoping it will be fully leased if they lease this space! The outside is almost completed, but if you look into the windows of these photographs, you can see the inside is still under construction for the tenants. I love the hanging sculpture inside the atrium too.
Source: Linville Team
Source: Linville Team

A retail courtyard:

Source: Linville Team

Notice the lights are red in this image (above). These lights change color and are blue in an earlier image.

Inmar Headquarters: Certified LEED Platinum!
Another building certified LEED Platinum in the past week! Again, the highest LEED certification! Some workers are already moving-in and this building should open soon. Plans are to keep the interior's appearance a secret! However, WSTB offered a look inside, which I will share here at SSP! This is a great addition to downtown!

The staircase suspended from the ceiling is a big design feature for Inmar's new downtown headquarters.

Inmar is one of North Carolina's largest tech company headquarters. They process nearly $50 billion in commercial transactions each year and are one of the city's largest employers. This building will open with around 1,000 employees. It is designed so the company can expand here with a few hundred more IT employees. They also have 6 other buildings in the city, if I remember correctly? If you're looking for a job, this company is always hiring.

Attendance, concessions, and revenue from performances has doubled in the past year!

Wake Forest University Football:
A recent large donation by the CEO of Vacations To Go will be used to help build a sports-performance center. The facility will also enhance the university's nutrition program for student-athletes. Should we add this to the list?

Headquarters Relocating to Winston-Salem:
Another gain for downtown Winston-Salem this past week was the headquarters for general contractor LMI Builders. They do a large amount of work downtown, so it's no surprise they would want to relocate their headquarters to Winston-Salem. They will renovate an historic property beside Wells Fargo's West End Center. It will feature LMI's headquarters on the top floor and possibly a restaurant or another office on the ground floor.

Transit, Bike, & Pedestrian Improvements
Winston-Salem is currently planning three bike boulevards and cycle tracks, in the neighborhoods to the north-northwest of downtown. They will connect attractions there with downtown. Of course one of the bigger bike related projects is a way to store several bicycles in one small place, possibly underground! Also included in talks are more pedestrian bridges, road diets, bike boxes, and reduced speeds. All of this is a five year plan, that could cost $9 million. I love the direction this city is taking.

TwinCity Feb 13, 2014 3:10 PM

Close to 50,000 sq. ft. of spec retail space is u/c in downtown...the two largest being historic tobacco buildings. Matthew provided a photo of Big Winston warehouse. Capstone just updated Plant 64 with a photo of the 10,000 sq. ft. being rehabbed on Fourth St.

Matthew Feb 18, 2014 5:40 AM

This Week's Update:
Plant 64:
The windows are in on one of the shorter buildings. The tallest building should be ready for windows soon? The first image is from Capstone. Thank you to Capstone for keeping us up-to-date on this project.


Originally Posted by rmhpmi @ WSTB

Plant 64's retail, along Fourth Street, is now for lease. The spaces should be completed by May 2014. These spaces are near the proposed medical school, the proposed C. Carpenter Medical Library, the streetcar line, bike/pedestrian/rail commuter line, and the two new tech office buildings. Call 336.926.1411 for leasing information.

One Technology Place:
A law firm selected One Technology Place in downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District for their headquarters. Cain Hahn Associates caters to entrepreneurs and mid-sized companies in life sciences. Charles Cain said the downtown Winston-Salem location has tremendous potential for the future. Winston-Salem clearly has the infrastructure, the talent, and the resources.

Bailey Park:
Bailey Park could receive a redesign? This redesign would include a permanent performance stage, with restrooms and a terraced seating area, looking out at the stage; multiple water features; two arched entrances from Patterson Avenue, which is seen as the main entrance to the park; tables/seating area, near the middle crosswalk, so people visiting restaurants at the Bailey Power Plant can eat in the park; and decorative lighting.

B/E Aerospace Expanding Again:
B/E Aerospace has leased an entire office building across the street from their current main office. Winston-Salem could gain 150-200 new design and engineering jobs from this expansion? B/E Aerospace is one of Winston-Salem's largest employers.

Rail / Streetcar Update:
The last vote on the streetcar is scheduled for March. In January, it became a priority for City Council and just last week, it was approved by the Public Works Committee. If approved in March, the project will be ready to seek federal money for construction!

Brown Creative Group Headquarters:
Brown Creative Group has provided this look at their new headquarters in downtown Winston-Salem's Village District. Brown is a leading inbound marketing agency.

Local Wine Industry News:
Winemaker Mark Terry, from Westbend Vineyards, is moving Westbend's tasting room to downtown! The wine and craft beer bar, on Fourth Street's Restaurant Row, will be called Corks Caps & Taps. It should open in April.

North Carolina Leadership (STEM) Academy:
Families moving to Winston-Salem may find this interesting: Construction has started on the North Carolina Leadership Academy, near Union Cross Business Park and the new Herbalife and Caterpillar buildings. The school, which emphasizes aerospace and science, technology, engineering and math, should open in June. It appears as if the school will have 400-500 students and around 50 employees. It should open with a full-size football/soccer field and softball/baseball park. Later phases will include a swimming pool and tennis courts. HighMarkSchool Development LLC is the developer and Phoenix-based Canyon Building Design is the general contractor.

SpawnOfVulcan Feb 18, 2014 6:51 AM

Can't wait to see progress on the streetcar! The South deserves a streetcar renaissance!

Matthew Feb 25, 2014 2:21 AM

I'm very excited about the streetcar and would love to see some of Winston-Salem's proposed light rail (LRT) projects (with dedicated ROW) move forward soon. I'm guessing the streetcar could begin construction next year? There are some nice projects in the South right now.

This week's BIG update adds another building to our list of projects to follow! :tup:

Science and Office Building:
This 7 storey, 210,000 square foot, building is proposed near Union Station and the southern end of the IQ District. The proposed cost is around $55 million. They will seek LEED Silver certification on completion.
Source: Design Collective Architects

Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine:
Major Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr., who oversees the operation, will speak in downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District tomorrow on the new $75 million in federal funding approved in the defense budget for Winston-Salem's AFIRM. Downtown Winston-Salem is the headquarters for AFIRM and is expected to gain new research jobs from this funding. Possibly new construction too? $24 million in federal defense money will be used for the "Body on a Chip" project. Body on a Chip is a miniaturized system of human organs to model the body's response to harmful agents and develop potential therapies. Yes, they will use 3D printing to make small organs on chip. Winston-Salem is home to a massive 3D printing center for life sciences, paid for by federal defense money, and another massive 3D printing center for other uses.

National Center for Design Innovation:
The massive 3D printing center for other uses in Winston-Salem was recently in the news for its use in the movie Death and the Robot. That was the first movie to use all 3D printing. The 3D printing center used in the movie is currently constructing a new building in the IQ District, as part of the design center, for their operations. I don't know where Winston-Salem ranks in 3D printing nationally, but I'm guessing Winston-Salem is near the top of the list?

Inmar Headquarters:
Tech company Inmar is moving into their new IQ District headquarters downtown. I found this photograph through a DWSP update.
Source: Jason Thiel

Class A Vacancy:
Vacancy for Class A office space in Winston-Salem is at 6.5%. The vacancy rate for Class A downtown is still around 4%. This is the lowest vacancy rate since the city's office boom of the 1990s, when Winston-Salem's tallest office tower was built. It would be great to see another new tallest from this boom!

Semans Arts Library:
Our first photographic update on this project!

Source: UNCSA

New Indie Weekly?
It appears as if Cleary is starting another indie paper covering Winston-Salem and the region.

Chopin Birthday Festival:
I like to share some of the unusual, creative, and fun festivals in this city.
Februrary 28th and March 1st.
Presented by world-renown pianist Pamela Howland and also featuring paintings by Wendell Myers.
The film Remembering Frederic: The Genius of Chopin will be shown at this event.
Performances by Ann Guill's Dancing Classrooms and Gary Taylor & The Winston-Salem Festival Ballet.

You will also want to stay around for the birthday cake and champagne toast. There is much more, but it would fill the page. You may want to attend just to see the atrium in the new downtown conference center.

New Downtown Conference Center Atrium
Source: WFU Magazine

TEDx in Winston-Salem:
The leader of the IQ District was speaking at this event on Saturday. They said videos of all of the speakers would be uploaded shortly after the event, but I couldn't find Eric's. They had last year's TEDx Winston-Salem videos, but not this year's. If you find Eric's TEDx speech, please share it.

Winston-Salem Voted South's Most Overlooked Foodie City:
Recently, the South's overlooked foodie cities were ranked and Winston-Salem was #1, as the most overlooked foodie city in the South! Yes, #1 on the list! Winston-Salem ranks as the overall 7th best foodie city in the South, behind places like New Orleans, Miami, and Austin. I agree with this. On all of my visits to Winston-Salem, I love the restaurants in this city and prefer to stop at the awesome local establishments. One of the highlights of Winston-Salem is the city's downtown Restaurant Row, which is a regional attraction. Winston-Salem is also one of the nation's top metro area's for barbecue, with one of the nation's largest barbecue festivals, along with it's own style of barbecue and a unique slaw I can't find anywhere else.

West End Mill Works:
A few great photographs of the complex. It's becoming a great success.
Source: West End Mill Works

The Porch Restaurant
Source: Yes! Weekly
Source: West End Mill Works
Source: Field Guide to Winston-Salem

Matthew Mar 4, 2014 4:02 AM

This week's update includes a new office building to add to our list!

322 Green Street Office Building:
Proposed for the corner of Fourth and Green streets in downtown's Village District; this appears to be a 6-8 storey 175,000 to 250,000 square foot office building, with retail/restaurant spaces and underground parking. This is located on the streetcar route. According to rmhpmi at WSTB, the sign with this rendering just went up at the corner of Fourth and Green streets last week! With one of the southeast's lowest Class A vacancy rates for downtown, Winston-Salem is becoming very attractive for office space. To make things more interesting, this developer has purchased all of the properties in this area to develop and they prefer to build office space. This is one of four new office buildings proposed or under construction in downtown's Village District. If you are interested in leasing this new building, call John Reece at 336-978-5263. I would like to thank rmhpmi @ WSTB for finding this proposal. I tried to clear-up the image for posting (below).
WEV New Bldg by matthew_dumont, on Flickr

Did you know? 2.11 million square feet of office space is proposed or under construction in downtown Winston-Salem. Nearly 700,000 square feet of that is currently under construction or about to finish construction, bringing thousands of jobs to downtown. Most of the jobs filling this office space are research and technology jobs. The buildings are usually 60-100% leased before construction starts, so the vacancy rate remains low. Another 400,000 square feet is very close to starting construction.

Hilltop House South:
This is what you will see from your bike, as you ride along the cycle tracks in historic Factory Row.
Source: L.M. Baker Development
Source: L.M. Baker Development

Inmar Headquarters:
There was actually a big event for the awarding of Platinum LEED status. Someone sent me this image to show the ice sculpture of Inmar's new headquarters. This is from developer BioMed Realty Trust. I think BioMed Realty Trust is now the largest property owner downtown by both square feet and by value of their buildings? We are still waiting to see when they start work on a new 330,000 square foot building across the street.

AFIRM hiring:
The Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine will hire additional workers in downtown Winston-Salem. This should also lead to them leasing or building more space? They have talked about building a new building before.

Major U.S. Bank Opening an Office in Winston-Salem:
Has the nation's largest bank already signed a lease for one of downtown's new office buildings? We are still waiting to find out more on this, but there is a mystery "financial" tenant signed at a building currently under construction in downtown Winston-Salem that could bring hundreds of new jobs to downtown.

Growing Headquarters:
Winston-Salem's second largest corporate headquarters could nearly double in size and become the largest, if their deal to buy a competitor happens. Reynolds American is reportedly in talks to buy Lorillard in a deal that could be valued at $22 billion. It would create a $15 billion a year company headquartered in downtown Winston-Salem (#183 on the Fortune 500). Reynolds American is currently Winston-Salem's second largest Fortune 500 headquarters at #316. BB&T (Banking & Insurance) is currently Winston-Salem's largest headquarters.

With Winston-Salem based HanesBrands also buying a competitor last year, Winston-Salem should have three Fortune 500 headquarters by 2015.

Winston-Salem is an amazing corporate headquarters center for a large number of internationally-known brands, from food to underwear. Winston-Salem ranks in the top 25 in the nation for most internationally known brands headquartered there and ranks in the top 10 for most internationally known brands per million people in the U.S.,:

Civic Plaza:
It's starting to get interesting. The Arden Group is trying to acquire the south site, fronting the park. The county owns the property and would like to see a 15+ storey mixed-use highrise on this site, to generate the most tax revenue. Planning documents seem to show this as well. This site is covered by the Downtown Overlay, which requires "best urban design practices" for the CBD. If the site is cleared for new construction, this could get very interesting. :tup:

West Fourth Office Building:
Still waiting on the cladding. Thank you to rmhpmi at WSTB for providing an update. He has more on his original post there.

Originally Posted by rmhpmi @ WSTB

Winston-Salem Community Bike Ride:
Do you love to bike downtown Winston-Salem? Want to meet new friends? This event is for you! The Community Bike Ride returns this month! Let me know if you would like more details.

Winston-Salem's Winkler Bakery: The Oldest Working Bakery in the United States (214 years old) :eek:

Cycle Tracks Expansion:
Winston-Salem is the only city with anything like this in North Carolina. These cycle tracks will link Winston-Salem State University to the IQ District and downtown Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem is serious about cycling infrastructure!

Click here to see cycle tracks:
Photographer: Walt Unks @ Journalnow

West End Mill Works:
The Breathing Room appears completed. I thought I would share a few photographs of this multi-building complex. Every time I see what they've done with these buildings, I'm amazed by it. Beautiful work!
Source: Breathing Room

Hoots Brewing Company (@ West End Mill Works):
This brewery is named after their building (Hoots Roller Mill). I really haven't shown what they've done with this space. I think if we started this thread a few months earlier, when this part of the building was being renovated, we would've covered Hoots more. There is a Hipster Warning issued for anything involving West End Mill Works. I do think if you visit, you will love this space. These images are provided by Lindsay Beeson. She reports that everything there is hand made!
Lindsay Beeson
Lindsay Beeson

This (below) is the bar!
Lindsay Beeson

These images (below) are credited to Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Company:


They also have a Flea Market, which I previously didn't know about.

West End Mill Works is without a doubt on my list of places I would like to explore. It's several old industrial buildings converted into a variety of fun uses.

TwinCity Mar 4, 2014 4:11 PM

Hilltop House South looks better than I thought it would.

TwinCity Mar 4, 2014 4:25 PM

The historic Nissen Wagon Works building in Waughtown will house the operations for the WSPD South District. It was up for rezoning last year for a mix of uses. I'm not sure if other public work offices will be housed here.

Matthew Mar 11, 2014 5:11 AM

We start this update with more jobs moving downtown!

T.W. Garner Food Company Headquarters Moving Downtown:
The company that makes Texas Pete Hot Sauce, Green Mountain Gringo Salsa and Tortilla Chips, along with Chilli, other types of chips, and a number of other sauces for seafood, buffalo wings, and mustard sauce and Sriracha, is moving it's headquarters to downtown. T.W. Garner's Texas Pete is among the top three hot sauces in the United States. I'm guessing they are the tenant at 760 West Fourth, but that is only a guess. 760 West Fourth is a mixed-use building that could reach 11 storeys in height, with residential, retail, and office space. They have already taken core samples and cleared the site for construction. We'll see if this is the tenant or not? This is an exciting time for office construction downtown.

Rock the Block is Now Texas Pete Culinary Festival:
One of the Carolinas largest street festivals, at 50,000 visitors, is now the Texas Pete Culinary Festival. This will be a multi-day festival and will include live music and much more. This was part of the announcement to move their headquarters downtown.

New Sculptures Downtown by Chuck Ginnever and Beverly Pepper:
The Milton Rhodes Arts Center has announced the installation of art work from Chuck Ginnever and Beverly Pepper. Their work is seen in major museums and sculpture gardens around the world. It's awesome to have work by them for everyone to enjoy downtown. This is in the Theatre District, across from the proposed hotel site.

Richard Emmett is the New Program Director at Winston-Salem's Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation:
The Winston-Salem based Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation (yes, this is the organization on the license plates) has announced that Richard Emmett is their new program director. He sees their 4,000 seat amphitheatre and 125 seat indoor theatre at the Blue Ridge Music Center as becoming a major attraction for the Winston-Salem metro area in attracting roots and Americana music fans to the area.

West Fourth Office Building:
Could this be the new J.P. Morgan Chase Building? Not really sure, but I do know the cladding is being installed! Downtown Winston-Salem's Village District is really growing fast. 760 West Fourth is proposed across the street from this building (see T.W. Garner HQ paragraph at the top of this post). There is also another building that could reach between 9-12 storeys proposed a block or two down Fourth Street from this building in the Village. Thank you to forum member roediger house (Ray) at WSTB for providing this photograph.


Originally Posted by roediger house @ WSTB

Merschel Plaza (Civic Plaza):
Voters will soon be asked to approve $3 million in bonds to build a city park with parking located under it, now known as Merschel Plaza. The park will have an amphitheatre. This is expected to become the underground parking for two highrise (city is asking developers for 15+ storeys on both buildings) development sites. One of these two highrise sites is already attracting interest from Arden Development Group. Some people are asking could this be a Sky House site? I guess we will see what they do here. For now, if you support the development of two new skyscrapers here, please tell everyone you know to tell their councilperson to support the $200 million bond package and be sure to vote for it! We need your vote!

Union Station and the Streetcars:
Source: Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Public Library

The $200 million bond package includes the $18.3 million to restore the historic Union Station as the streetcar transfer station and maintenance yard. If you support Union Station restoration and the streetcars, tell your councilperson to support the $200 million bond package and be sure to vote for it.

The famed architectural firm Fellheimer and Wagner designed Winston-Salem's Union Station in 1925. The well-known railroad station architectural firm was only two years old at that time. Winston-Salem's new train station appeared in national magazines when it opened, as a beautiful showplace. According to state historian Catherine Bisher, Union Station was built by "Southern, Norfolk and Western, and Winston-Salem Southbound lines at a time when Winston-Salem was the richest city in the state." Winston-Salem was also the state's largest city back then. It is the state's tallest multi-storey train station. They have an agreement for the 12-county regional transit agency (PART) to move their headquarters to the second floor after completion.

Bond Package Provides $15 million to the IQ District:
If you support continued development of the IQ District, tell your councilperson to support the $200 million bond package and be sure to vote for it. The $200 million bond package provides $15 million to build infrastructure for 6.5 million square feet of tech office space, 300 hotel rooms, thousands of apartments/condos, and beautiful park spaces with signature pedestrian/bike bridges. They already have tenant interest for buildings on some of the development sites available. It could include two large headquarters relocations from other states to downtown Winston-Salem. This project is projected to bring 25,000 new office workers to downtown.

"Falls of Bath" Park Downtown:
The land that contains The Falls of Bath in Salem Gorge is now property of the IQ District downtown development team. It will become the centerpiece for a park on the southern end of Downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District. The 12 foot (3.7 meter) waterfall will be viewed from a new pedestrian & bike bridge, to be designed by a famous unnamed architect/designer, over the deep gorge, providing beautiful views of the falls! Not many cities have a waterfall in a gorge just 7 blocks south of their tallest skyscraper. This will likely become downtown Winston-Salem's most beautiful park and a great place to relax!

Winston-Salem's Falls of Bath (why didn't someone make a park out of this site before?)
Credit: Michael Breedlove

Sports Performance Center:
We finally have renderings of the Sports Performance Center!

Hilltop House South:
A look at the view from these new apartments in downtown Winston-Salem's historic Brookstown District. Yes, you are looking down at the city's cycle tracks below.

Source: L.M. Baker Development

You can see the new Childrens' Museum and One Salem Tower office building. The bridge is around 200 years old and was strengthened a few years ago.
Source: L.M. Baker Development

Is that One Salem Tower (above)? I love the tunnel that allows bicyclists to cycle under the building. Awesome! If you bike to work from Hilltop House South, you could use that tunnel every day. It has an entrance so workers in One Salem Tower can bike commute.

Link Apartments:
The largest residential development in downtown Winston-Salem's Village District. This is located across the street from the new ballpark.
Credit: Jason Thiel

Salt Flax House (Built in 1815):
Source: Journalnow

You know you're in Winston-Salem's development thread when you see houses around 200 years old being restored. The new owner of the Salt Flax House has applied to the local historic resources commission to do a full restoration, valued at $200,000. The house was originally a trading post in 1815. It became a house around 1850. Margaret Bullock bought the house and is paying for the restoration. She intends to make it her new home. Salt Street is part of the Old Salem National Landmark District in Lower Downtown. I think a famous poet was born on this street in the 1800s?

The Glade at West End:
I was trying to think... what is a project we haven't seen an update on at SSP? Then I found The Glade and did a search for it. I found this on the architect's website. This is an adaptive reuse project of a former YWCA into condos. Really awesome! I apologize for the small images.

Winston-Salem Cycling Classic:
The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic is back in downtown Winston-Salem on April 18-19. This is one of Winston-Salem's major league sports events. It is "one of the three biggest criterium bike races in America." There is also an 80 mile ride through Winston-Salem's wine country that is open to all cyclists! This is an international sports event, with teams from several countries. Last year's event had teams from Panama, Columbia, Belgium, Slovenia, and many more. With the popularity of cycling in Winston-Salem, they have a large amount of sponsor money and offer large purses. I seem to remember riders from Argentina last year said it was one of the highest paying events in cycling.
Source: Journalnow

I would love to photograph this event. It looks awesome!


Originally Posted by Camel City Dispatch
one of 16 coveted National Criterium Calendar (NCC) and one of 11 USA Crit Series professional road bike races in America. The event is also one of only nine National Racing Calendar (NRC) professional road bike races in America and one of only two UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) road races for women in the United States. Live music will again be a highlight of this year’s event on Saturday night on Trade Street near Finnigan’s Wake. Louisiana-based Better than Ezra will headline on Saturday night. Back again this year will be The Connells. “Last year’s Winston Salem Cycling Classic was a huge success. Almost immediately after the races, professional cyclists began contacting us about competing in the 2014 races,” Winston-Salem Cycling Classic race director Raymond Boden said. “Ours is a fully sanctioned road bike race that draws top ranked competitors from all over America and internationally. This year’s Winston-Salem Cycling Classic will be a much bigger event and will carry even greater prestige than last year’s races.” “We heard a lot of feedback from participants last year who said that the Winston-Salem races were the toughest in America,” Boden added. “They love the intense competition of our races and the downtown courses. As an indicator of how grueling the course is, last year’s road race started with 159 competitors, and only nine made it to the final lap.”

TwinCity Mar 14, 2014 11:34 PM

105 residential units could be coming to downtown. The Heights on Patterson Ave is working with Laurel Residential out of Charlotte to develop the parcel at MLK and Patterson diagonally opposite the new Inmar headquarters. The number of residential units jumped from 50-105 with this new proposal.

Renderings should be available soon pending city approval.

TwinCity Mar 15, 2014 1:36 PM

Found the Goler rendering.

You can add this to your master list, Matthew.

Project Size: 105 residential units | 96,000 SF

Matthew Mar 18, 2014 4:16 AM

The Heights at Patterson was added to our list on January 22, 2014. I do need to update the details on it, which we didn't have back then. It's great to see at least a third of the parking hidden under the building. Their last building also had half of its parking hidden under the building.

Central Library:
The library's board has selected Indianapolis-based Ratio Architects to design the new Central Library. They actually want to start construction by this summer?

Bailey Park at East End:
Construction starts this week in downtown's IQ District on Bailey Park at East End. A 1.6 acre park proposed to have water features, a concert stage with terraced seating for 250 people, restrooms, a food truck area with seating, and they will reuse old electrical pylons saved from the original site as art work (the site of the park was once part of the power plant across the street)! Awesome! Construction of the park will be paid for by San Diego based developer BioMed Realty Trust and WFIQ. LMI Builders is the General Contractor. Though it is being built with private money from developers, to enhance their tech office developments, it is a public park anyone can use. The park should open by Fall 2014.
Source: WSTB

Building 60-1 & 60-3 (owned by Wake Forest University) on the map is the future location of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and their medical library, which will feature a courtyard that opens to Bailey Park. Bailey Power Plant (by Cross Street Partners / Bill Struever) is an entertainment and retail complex, with a movie theatre, bowling alley, dance theatre stage, innovation center, and restaurants, that is expected to open in 2015.
Source: American City Business Journals
Source: American City Business Journals

Big Winston Warehouse Retail Complex:
Another Distillery in Winston-Salem? A distillery (whiskey, vodka, gin, rum) has signed a lease for the Big Winston Warehouse retail development. Big Winston Warehouse is a nearly 40,000 square foot adaptive reuse project, converting an old warehouse into a large retail development in the downtown Arts District. The distillery filed a $53,410 construction permit this week.

Plant 64 Lofts:
A construction update on Plant 64, provided by General Contractor Capstone.

I love Plant 64's retail building. They plan to finish it in just two more months! The entire project should be finished by September 2014.

This (below) is part of the residential development at Plant 64 Lofts.

A New Italian Butcher Shop Downtown: Quanto Basta!
I usually don't post all of the restaurant/retail developments, but this appears to be a nice amenity for downtown residents. Quanto Basta is a 5,000-square-foot Italian restaurant, wine bar and market, being built by a Fourth-generation restaurateur from Hudson, N.Y.,. Tim Grandinetti will open his business in late spring at Fourth and Spring streets. Not only is this a restaurant and a place for your morning espresso; it’s also a specialty market for items such as super-premium Italian salumi and cheeses, based on similar neighborhood butcher shops in Brooklyn and Manhattan, according to Gradinetti. According to permits, this is $982,000 project.

Streetcar Update:
The city is close to holding a vote on the bond package that contains the streetcar funding! You will have a chance to vote on it this year! Register to vote now and tell your city councilperson to support the $200 million bond package. Your councilperson needs to hear from you that you support the $200 million bond package. The streetcar will have some dedicated ROW. Rams Drive will have dedicated two-way streetcar-only lanes. Also notable is Fifth Street, where the turning lane will be removed to create special two-way streetcar only lanes. They will also lower this lane around Chestnut Street, which should be interesting to see when completed.

All streetcar images provided by HDR Engineering through WSTA.

Construction costs include 8 of these low-power substations; which can be hidden in basements, parking decks or behind landscaping:

The poles in the overhead contact system are spaced 110 feet apart. They are usually spaced 100-120 feet apart, but 110 feet gives the city room to move the poles around if needed, due to pipes or other underground utilities. The system will use a single contact wire. The poles can also be used for streetlights.

The city will have to construct a 9,000 square foot facility to work on the streetcars as part of the Union Station project. It will have a capacity for two vehicles. It appears as if the city initially wanted to use the lower floor of Union Station as the repair shop and cleaning center. Unfortunately, the steep terrain prevented this. They will use a parking lot, built for the train station in 1947, as the site of the maintenance yard.

Union Station will become Winston-Salem's second transit hub. One day, I should share a detailed post on Union Station in this thread. The project to restore it is exciting. It's the most intact historic train station in the state. They have everything from original baggage carts to original fountains. The streetcar project will make it a transfer facility for city bus, taxi, Greyhound, and eventually commuter rail.

Semans Library (Arts Library) Update:
Source: Nick Bragg

Cladding work continues!

Winston-Salem Light Project:
Source: UNCSA

Yes, Winston-Salem is one of those "keep it weird" cities. One of the more fun ways Winston-Salem keeps it weird every year is with the light project. This year, the city's cycle tracks, leading from Washington Park to downtown, will have motion sensitive lighting! The lighting will reveal hidden movement, as people travel along the cycle tracks into the city. Look for the lighting to start March 21, from dusk to dawn (all-night). The arches covering the cycle tracks will be constructed of auburn-colored fabric and lit with custom-made lighting fixtures that react to motion. When viewing this from a distance, you'll see the rhythm of movement in pulses of light, as people enter or leave the city. Norman Coates is one of the famous artists that live in Winston-Salem and he is behind the Light Project every year. He has designed the lighting for over 300 theatrical productions and his work has been seen on 5 continents. On Broadway: The News and Prince of Central Park. Off-Broadway credits include the Roundabout Theatre, Circle in the Square, The Lion Theatre, Westbeth Theater, Provincetown Playhouse, Equity Library Theatre. National and International tours include: The Who’s Tommy, Guys and Dolls, Camelot and Encounter 500. Norman’s Regional theater credits include The Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, American Stage Festival, PlayMakers Repertory, Burt Reynolds’ Jupiter Theatre, and Hirschfield Theatre. His opera credits include work for, The Princeton Festival, Virginia Opera, Fort Worth Opera and Opera Pacific. Norman is a member of United Scenic Artists and was a charter member of Winston-Salem chapter of IESNA. I don't think many people realize how many awesome artists live in this city!

Past Lighting Art Exhibits:

Credit: US News & World Report

Source: UNCSA
Source: Mondo Arc Architectural Lighting Magazine
Source: Benji Interiors
Source: DWSP

Animation Festival:
Hopefully, you enjoyed Winston-Salem anime festival over the weekend. It's the region's major cosplay event, which is always interesting.

Fido Frolic & Film:
If you're looking for something fun to do, why not watch a move at Fourth and Trade. It's a pet-friendly event the whole family will enjoy! You can also visit a photo booth to have your picture taken with your dog! April 5th, at 6:30 p.m., FREE! This event also offers bicycle valet parking!

Arquitect Mar 23, 2014 9:41 PM

I'm moving to Winston Salem this summer, and this thread got me really excited about it! Looks like there is some really awesome stuff going on.

Matthew Mar 25, 2014 4:36 AM

I would like to move here one day too. I've enjoyed following construction in Winston-Salem and exploring this city's history since my first visit in the mid-1990s.

An interesting past week:

U.S. Olympic Cycling Training Center:
505 North Liberty Street, in downtown Winston-Salem, is the leading site for the elite U.S. Olympic cycling training facility. Steve Johnson and other USA Cycling officials visited the site during USA Cycling's November convention in Winston-Salem. Steve Johnson, president and chief executive of USA Cycling, wrote a letter on March 10 for the U.S. Olympic Committee, supporting the downtown Winston-Salem site. Johnson wrote “I believe you have the right group of people, the necessary support of your local government and other public officials, and the corporate sponsors to both develop this training facility and make it sustainable. I believe this building has wonderful potential to develop the programs necessary to become an elite training facility, as well as serve the local community and region in general population health and wellness.” Richard Rauck said the building is in the process of being purchased. Construction could start in Summer 2014 and work could be completed by 2015. They are currently waiting on final approval from the U.S. Olympic Committee and yes, the building would have the five-rings on it. It is expected to attract the top cyclists to downtown Winston-Salem for training. The training center will be financially self-sufficient, with corporate sponsorships, retail and health-care tenants. They will also take advantage of historic tax credits in renovating the 1908 structure. Winston-Salem has become a fast-growing center for cycling in the past few years.

Plant 64 Lofts:
Credit: Jason Thiel

Did anyone else notice Plant 64's Chris Harrison owns the site where a parking deck hidden behind apartments was proposed? The city gave IQ developers around $2 million in incentives for the parking deck and apartments project late last year.

Streetcar Update:
Winston-Salem City Council endorsed a route for the proposed $179 million streetcar by a 7-1 vote. Can you guess how many Republicans are on the city council: 1

Hotel Indigo:
dtws @ WSTB reported the 23-storey building at 401 North Main Street was lit in Hotel Indigo colors along two corners. This could be part of a lighting test for a big announcement to happen this week? This building is often lit in different colors for big events in the city. The boutique hipster hotel would likely cost around $50-60 million.

Olaeris Headquarters:
It appears we may now know the name of the company looking at the corner site (on the Bath Waterway, near the expressways) in the central district of downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District. Olaeris would create 200 engineering and programing jobs, in addition to their corporate headquarters. The company expects their headquarters and research center will bring thousands of jobs to downtown Winston-Salem during the next ten years. An electronics component company that works with Olaeris has also agreed to locate near their new research hub. The company would likely work with Wake Forest University's Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Lab. They are currently waiting on the State General Assembly to develop regulations governing the use of drones before building anything.

National Center for Design Innovation:
This is another building we haven't seen an update for on SSP!
Credit: National Center for Design Innovation

Thank you to TwinCity at WSTB for finding this update. It was taken from a drone, so it fits with the previous "Olaeris" update.

Foothills Brewing:
Foothills is one of only 12 beer vendors in the country to achieve greater than $1 million in new product sales in 2013. #1 on the list is Anheuser-Busch InBev. Foothills ranked 10th on that list. Foothills’ top selling new beer is the Hoppyum IPA 6-packs which, according to marketing research firm IRI, was the 5th-best selling new craft beer in its category in the entire country, and the 8th-best selling new package overall. Nearly all of the beers on the lists are distributed nationally. Foothills is only distributed to four states and Washington D.C., making this news even more impressive. Foothills is one of the top craft brewing operations in the southeast United States. They are ranked among’s 100 best breweries in the world and won numerous awards for their beers, including seven Great American Beer Festival medals and three World Cup Beer medals. This is more than any other brewery in North Carolina. Foothills will continue their expansion with a big announcement expected in Summer 2014. If you love Foothills' beer, visit their headquarters in downtown Winston-Salem, which includes a restaurant and brewery! They are on the Fourth Street Restaurant Row.

Graylyn International Conference Center:
Source: Preservation North Carolina

Sims Patrick Studio's work on Graylyn International Conference Center won an Award of Merit at the 9th annual International Interior Design Association's Design Awards. Graylyn was built as the second largest house in Winston-Salem, by Bowman Gray. Bowman Gray's father founded Wachovia National Bank, the bank that funded the growth of Winston-Salem and the South. This house was a "blank check" type of project. You've likely seen his name on the art deco Bowman Gray Stadium and the Bowman Gray University School of Medicine, which also has a statue of him in a courtyard. If you've never seen Graylyn before, it is an actual castle in Winston-Salem's historic and upscale Reynolda Neighborhood. Everyone from Oprah to Presidents have stayed here. Many people have fallen in love with this castle, which even had its own polo grounds. If you've ever wanted to get married at a castle, you can rent Graylyn for weddings.

Since we didn't have many images/videos to post, I thought I would give you a short tour of Graylyn through found photography. You can also rent this house for movies.
Source: Graylyn ICC
Credit: Russell Darling
Source: Graylyn ICC
Source: Graylyn ICC
Source: carisachee

Source: Graylyn ICC

I've never seen a photography tour on this forum of this house! Someone should visit and take a few photographs for the forum.

Here you can see construction on the hotel room renovations for the conference center.
Source: Graylyn ICC

TwinCity Mar 31, 2014 5:33 PM

Inmar is now officially a part of downtown. Close to 1,000 employees have been added to the IQ.

Matthew Apr 1, 2014 4:13 AM

A big update this week! It's exciting, as you can see in the above post!

50 West Fourth Apartments:
Construction workers have now closed the sidewalks and all parallel parking spaces along the side of the streets at 50 West Fourth Street, so be prepared for this, if you visit.

600 Workers and 1,200 students should start their move into this building in a few weeks. A health/fitness club has just recently opened on the ground floor, if you're interested in working-out in the IQ District... and seeing the inside of this building. :D I've seen this building called "The Tower Building" by some sources? What is the correct name? Developer BioMed Realty Trust is calling it 525@Vine?
Source: Fox 8

Plant 64 Lofts:
These apartments should be ready by this fall!
Source: Fox 8

A $2 million street scape project will completely transform the ugly street scape, by burying power lines, building new sidewalks, adding new "contemporary" LED streetlights, and burying new fiber lines.

Bailey Park at East End:
Yes, the fences are up and construction is underway at Bailey Park at East End! Did you know: Winston-Salem has nearly 60 acres of park space planned or under construction right now! The IQ District, where Bailey Park at East End is located, will have a large collection of inter-connected park spaces designed around walking, cycling, and a "future" light rail system.

All Images by Fox 8 unless otherwise noted.

Observe how rough Winston-Salem's terrain is (above). It should be interesting to see what the finished project looks like, with the terrain issues in the park. I think the steep terrain can look great, with the right park design.

You can see (above) part of the Bailey Power Plant Entertainment Center project, across from the park.

Eric is blocking the view of Bailey Park at East End.

Inmar Headquarters:
Since TwinCity already posted on it, I moved it down further on the list. Inmar has officially opened their new headquarters. We can now remove it from the construction list. It's an adaptive reuse project, converting a mid-century modern industrial building to Class A tech office space, in downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District. As always, we will share completion photographs. The building was designed for 1,500 employees. Currently, nearly 1,000 workers have moved into this building and more will move in soon (see hiring paragraph below).
Credit: Inmar Intelligent Commerce Networks

What does the inside of a tech company's trendy adaptive reuse office look like? The roof has several large skylights, so natural light floods the space.
Credit: Inmar Intelligent Commerce Networks

The walls of the original industrial building are on display, through a glass atrium, like a museum piece.
Credit: Inmar Intelligent Commerce Networks
Source: American City Business Journals

This (above) is an innovation lab, used to demonstrate how Inmar technology can be applied to a business.

Inmar Hiring:
Looking for a job in downtown Winston-Salem? Inmar is hiring 31 new workers at their new downtown headquarters. They have recently hired 70 new workers in the past month or two. They are programing/IT/computer science jobs, if you're interested. This company is always hiring. When these jobs are filled, they will likely have 100 more job openings. If this is your field and you want to move to downtown Winston-Salem, contact them about a job. Again, they are always hiring.

More New Jobs:
One or two more companies are interested in building in Winston-Salem. I'm not sure who they are or how many jobs, but they are seeking job creation and investment incentives.

Sculpture at the Ballpark:
Thank you to Soulshine at WSTB for sharing this: A new sculpture of kids reaching for a high-flying baseball was created for the entrance to BB&T Ballpark. I don't have any photographs of it, but may have something to share on my next update? The home opener is still a few days away.

City Slogan:
Would you like to submit an idea for a city slogan? Call the city and suggest it: (336) 734-1400

Phuzz Phest Independent Music Festival:
It's this weekend! Don't miss it. Phuzz Phest features a variety of bands from No Age, to Jessica Lea Mayfield, to Trioscapes, and Kool Keith. You can also see international performers, such as the Boogarins from Goiânia, Brazil. Tickets are $20 per day or $50 to see any band you like for the entire multi-day event. Visit Reanimator sci-fi bookstore on Patterson Avenue, across from the Bailey Power Plant in downtown's IQ District, for the $50 wristbands.

Second Sundays On Fourth:
Help make SSO4 an event series known all over the Southeast for attracting phenomenal musical acts. If you love downtown Winston-Salem (and if you're reading this, you do!) give what you can to help support them!


This is your chance to do something good for downtown. SSO4 is a pet friendly and young family friendly event.

Credit: SSO4

Alleycat Bike Race:
The Alleycat Bike Race is this Saturday, at Krankies Coffee. The event raises money for the Winston-Salem Bike Co-op and all of the great things they do for Winston-Salem's cycling community. This time of year is a great time to take the bicycle out for a ride in Winston-Salem. Take advantage of the many bike related events.
Winston-Salem Bike Co-op

Bike or Walk to Work:
This was in last month's newsletter and I thought those interested in moving to this city would enjoy reading this. Yes, Winston-Salem has a division of their planning department for bicycling/walking and Winston-Salem really wants you to walk, take transit, or bike to work. They are willing to do what it takes.
Source: City of Winston-Salem

Matthew Apr 2, 2014 4:07 AM

More images from technology company Inmar's new downtown headquarters:

This is a really nice building. The more I see of it, the more I like it. I only wish I could've been there to tour it. It's a great addition to downtown's IQ District!

Images below are provided by WFIQ:

These are the colorful lights I noticed. The light show is actually inside the building!


:eek: The building has a rooftop observation deck for employees only!




Nomad9 Apr 4, 2014 1:39 AM

That building looks sweet. This thread is making me really excited to make the move to Winston-Salem in August!

Matthew Apr 8, 2014 4:48 AM

Bailey Power Plant:
Are you a developer? Do you know a developer interested in cool industrial buildings? Cross Street Partners is looking for a developer to partner with them on Bailey Power Plant's next phase of construction. All demolition and remediation work is completed. It is a ready-to-go developable shell with several great historic artifacts (saved!) to work with. The power plant also qualifies for tax credits up to half the cost of the adaptive reuse project. To contact Cross Street Partners about partnering with them as a developer on the next phase of their Bailey Power Plant project, write or call: (443) 440-0774 John Renner, Jr.

Looking for trendy office space in an old power plant? 58,000 square feet of office space is for lease at Bailey Power Plant! The office space should be ready for move-in in 2015. Call or write: Cindy Christopher (336) 926-1411

Cross Street Partners is looking for additional retail tenants, including a movie theatre, for the next phase. If you're interested, please call (336) 926-1411 Anyone from retail to restaurants to a brewery to bars that is interested in this space can call that number: (336) 926-1411 and say you're interested in Bailey Power Plant.

This iconic building was once a multi-block 200+ foot (61+ meters) tall monster, operating 24/7 and consuming 5 train carloads of coal a day. The big silos held 600 tons of coal to fire 5 huge boilers, providing electricity and steam for the entire city. The power plant was bought from the Bailey Brothers by RJR to power their growing factory complex and RJR expanded the power plant in the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. The large block, where Bailey Park @ East End is located, was once part of the power plant complex, along with part of the block on the other side. It was big! Demolition and remediation brought it down to what you see today, which is still a massive structure. All expansions built after 1949 were demolished as part of the remediation and demolition. The beast was shut-down in 1997.

This should be an awesome place when they finish with it. Being surrounded by thousands of students, thousands of residents, workers at large headquarters, a future hotel, a proposed streetcar stop, movies in the park, the tech jobs nearby, and thousands of workers; it shouldn't take long to find a developer for this phase and lease the building. They talk as if the plans are drawn-up by their architects for this phase and they just need a developer to partner with them to move this phase forward?

Eric again! (photograph above)

Bailey Park @ East End:
This park is across Patterson Avenue from the power plant above and is considered a part of the power plant project. You can see the power plant to the left of the park in the aerial photograph below.
Credit: David Rolfe

Taxed by the Mile:
The state is looking into a tax on the total miles driven. This should become a sprawl tax that could help encourage more people to live in the city and use transportation alternatives, like cycling, walking, or transit.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EV Charging):
The free electric car charging stations, operated by the City of Winston-Salem, will soon cost money to use. Those wanting to charge at the stations will have to pay between $1.50-$2.00 an hour, starting in May 2014. Winston-Salem is planning to add more EV charging stations around the city, due to their popularity. According to the release, Winston-Salem is one of only four cities in North Carolina offering EV charging stations.

Link Apartments:
Primer white apartments, towering over the ballpark, as they wait on their colorful paint (to see final paint colors, see rendering on page 1).
Credit: Fox 8

I-74 Corporate Center:
Ralph Lauren is building two new buildings in the corporate park, totaling 1.22 million square feet and will create 1,115 new jobs. The I-74 Corporate Center is near Caterpillar, Herbalife, and Union Cross Business Park.

Wake Forest University Medical Center:
Wake Forest University Medical Center is on Becker’s Hospital Review 100 Great Hospitals in America. It's also among the busiest teaching hospitals in the nation.

Wake Forest University Business School:
Wake Forest University’s undergraduate business program was ranked No. 11 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek's new Best Undergraduate Business Schools. The school was also ranked first in the nation for academic quality for the sixth consecutive year.

"Home Run" Sculpture at the Ballpark:
We finally have photographs! This is a nice addition to the ballpark.
Camel City Dispatch
Camel City Dispatch

River Run International Film Festival:
It's happening right now! April 4-13. River Run is a major film festival that is also a qualifying festival for the Oscars. If you're in Winston-Salem this week, you should go!

LMich Apr 8, 2014 7:26 AM

The power plant would make a really great renovation. We did something with a similarly sized historic power plant here in downtown Lansing on the river a few years ago. An insurance company completely gutted it and built some floors inside and added a glass-and-steel annex (Ottawa Street Station). Hopefully, you guys can find something more mixed-use, but architecturally, the project turned out beautifully.

Matthew Apr 9, 2014 4:54 AM

Ottawa Street Station is among my favorites and has interesting brickwork, which creates a color change. Bailey Power Plant was originally an 1880s building that was expanded over and over. Bailey's remaining buildings are from 1926-1949, giving Bailey Power Plant a Streamline Moderne style. I don't think any of the original 1880s buildings, built by the Baileys, are still standing? I looked into other power plants and have noticed many of them became office buildings. I think Austin's will become an office building with a restaurant? Bailey Power Plant is planned as an entertainment centerpiece for the IQ District. They are calling it the “iconic spiritual center” of the IQ District. This is great, because anyone can walk into Bailey Power Plant and see the building, while having fun. They have made it clear they want a movie theatre in the building. I know River Run Film Festival is in need of more venues downtown.

All images credited to Cross Street Partners.

You can see the movie reel signs for the upscale movie theatre concept they want in their building.

According to the team from Baltimore that is working on it, it "will" include restaurants, a cinema, flexible office space, the world's largest kaleidoscopes (using smokestacks), the smokestacks may also have sculptural art over them, a conference center and maybe a bowling alley. Optional uses they are considering include an innovation center, entertainment venues (a dance troupe is close to leasing space for a dance theatre), and a museum (possibly SciWorks).

Cobblestone Market is talking with them about opening an urban grocery store in the Morris Building on the southwest corner of the Bailey Power Plant property. You can see part of the word "grocery" on the building in the photograph above.

Bailey Park @ East End will use the original electrical pylons on the park site as art work in the park.

Here are the plans. All five floors of it! Note the theatre is a fixed item labeled over retail and also includes the theatre lobby. Also, did you see the Future Phase in the floor plans below? There aren't any buildings there. That would be new construction.

TwinCity Apr 14, 2014 12:47 AM

CDI had it's topping-out ceremony a couple days ago in the South District of the research park. This is the first of many academic buildings for this area.


Matthew Apr 15, 2014 4:54 AM

Did you know the National Center for Design Innovation is expandable? They expect usage to be so high, they will have to double it in size. This is planned into the design. That is awesome! I'm really excited to see the impact of this.


Next Generation Gigabit Network:
AT&T U-verse with GigaPower will start construction on a gigabit next generation network in Winston-Salem on April 22 (NEXT WEEK!). This is an all fiber ultra-high-speed network (fiber to the home). It's expected to be in use by the end of this year! If you live in Winston-Salem or if you're moving to Winston-Salem, this is exciting news. AT&T will also offer a free gigabit hotspot downtown as part of the project. This is both fiber to the home and wireless and the speeds are the same on both. The wireless uses the latest technology to penetrate deep into concrete and steel buildings. Yes, you could have free ultra high speed wireless internet if you move downtown. This is 10 times faster than what most people use. According to AT&T, you can download 25 songs in one second, a television show in 3 seconds and an online movie in less than 36 seconds! WOW! It's great to be a tech city, isn't it!

Look for another announcement soon by RST on offering gigabit speeds in Winston-Salem. Having two companies offering gigabit networks is even better news!

Flywheel is a new downtown co-working space started by three local technology and design companies. Flywheel will offer flexible short-term and long-term memberships, allowing access to both open and enclosed work spaces and support services 24 hours per day, seven days a week. The owners want to attract venture capitalist and intellectual property experts to help members as well. Flywheel is a knowledge-sharing environment, driven by innovation, and not just a place for people to work. Brad Bennett said “What we want is cross pollination… people looking to others to help them build. So you might have a graphic artist working with a programmer working with a clinical application to create a new idea.” The co-working innovation space will have a “knowledge concierge” staff person available to help members connect with professional services and will also arrange for networking and learning opportunities on a regular basis. Part of Flywheel's space will include a basketball court that can be converted into an auditorium for events that will be open to the community. Membership is limited to 300.

I like the bike storage on the wall!
Source: American City Business Journals

An indoor basketball court that can be converted to an auditorium? I love these tech company offices. Prices for memberships range from $20 for a day pass up to $1,500 per month for an enclosed office for a small company with multiple employees. These spaces fill-up fast, so reserve yours today. If you miss this opportunity, another innovation center will open in the Bailey Power Plant in late 2015.

This awesome atrium photograph was shared at WSTB. This building has two atriums, if I'm not mistaken? This is the atrium on the eastern side of the building. Yes, this is the same building Flywheel is located in.
Source: Foss & Company

SciWorks Downtown?
It appears as if they are interested in moving downtown. SciWorks will hold a fundraiser in the IQ District this year. We will see what happens with this story.

Fourth and Broad Office Building:
Completion is expected in September 2014. This is actually an amenities floor.


Bailey Power Plant:
Construction could start as soon as September? They will likely select the same San Diego based developer who is buying and renovating other historic industrial buildings in downtown's IQ District (Yes, BioMed Realty Trust), but they are listening to other developers. If you are a developer and you're interested in taking part, contact Cross Street Partners today! I'm guessing the same Baltimore architects will be selected as well? Their work is very impressive though. BioMed Realty seems an odd choice to build a massive entertainment center, but they really love downtown Winston-Salem. They are also paying for part of Bailey Park @ East End. BioMed Realty Trust could have another half-million square feet, in two buildings, under renovation by the end of the year? That is likely another quarter-billion-dollars in investment too? WOW!

Plant 64 Lofts:
Did you know downtown Winston-Salem has at least two old power plants. I think there may be as many as three or four old power plants downtown? Here (image below) is another power plant in the IQ District! It was built in 1922! It's worth noting: Plant 64's address is 545 Power Plant Circle. This power plant is located in the middle of their multi-building complex and it's an awesome building.

A look at one of downtown Winston-Salem's lesser known power plants:

I'm not sure if this power plant will become offices or apartments?


You can see the rooftop electrical structures on Plant 64 Lofts' Power Plant.

This space (photograph below) will become a pool and outdoor theatre!


These windows are beautiful! You can see the Bath Waterway, skyline, and the entire southern-half of the IQ District.

401 North Main Hotel:
In case you missed it, 401 N. Main was in blue last week for Autism Awareness Week in Winston-Salem.
Source: Public Radio WFDD 88.5

More Jobs:
A German company (Polyvlies) is leasing 66,000 square-feet in Winston-Salem. Only three employees will relocate to Winston-Salem from Germany. The others will be all new hires. No information on how you can apply?

Reanimator Records, Books, Music, Games, Art, & Beer:
This awesome store in downtown's IQ District is expanding and needs your help! Would you like to take part in a downtown construction project? This is your chance. You can donate as little as $5 to help this popular store expand their music, art, and beer offerings. Please give what you can to their effort!

Video Link

What We're Going to Do

With your donations we're going to:
- Outfit our gallery with a white wall and overhead lighting that does justice to the artwork on display.
- Purchase our own PA and other equipment that we need to host live music (microphones, cables, etc.).
- Purchase materials to build a bar and set ourselves up to provide beer on draft instead of only in bottles and cans.
- Build seating, storage and other furniture that's tailored to our limited space.

How do they fit all of this inside such a small space? Did you know Reanimator has their own skate (skateboard) team? We will track their progress in raising money for the expansion!

Cobblestone Farmers Market:
Ranked among the nation's top farmers markets, the Cobblestone Farmers Market is back. If you're new to downtown or moving to Winston-Salem, I thought you may want to know about this. I think they are at a new location, at Sixth and Trade streets (Mary's)? It appears as if construction in the IQ District has forced them to move away from the cobblestone street the market is named for. Maybe they will return to Fogle Street, when construction on the north sites are completed?

Flash-mob on 5th Street:
A flash-mob of barbershop singers blocked traffic on 5th Street, across from Small Batch Brewery, to sing loudly in the street on Saturday. I wanted to post a video, after discovering they had a drone video-recording the event, but sadly I couldn't find a good video. Keep Winston-Salem weird.

Winston-Salem Cycling Classic:
Winston-Salem is known as a sport cycling and tennis city and hosts "major league" events in those two sports that attract the best competitors from around the world. One of those events is this weekend! The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic is the nation's top competitive cycling event, according to USA Cycling. It attracts cycling teams from around the world to downtown Winston-Salem. Speeds can reach 60 mph (97 km/h)! If you love bicycles and sport cycling, this is your event! The excitement begins on Friday at 8:30 in the morning and continues into Saturday. The event will be broadcast on NBC Sports. This event is on my "must see" list!
Source:Digital Triad
Source: Cycling Illustrated

TwinCity Apr 16, 2014 3:09 PM

It would be great if they made an announcement re: the Olympic cycling facility this weekend. Perfect timing.

Matthew Apr 21, 2014 4:10 AM

Did anyone watch Inside Man on CNN? Downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District was on the show, as Morgan Spurlock looked for answers on how to live forever. It was a good chance to hear from the scientists and see the technology at the Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Matthew Apr 22, 2014 4:24 AM

Olympic Cycling Center:
We now have renderings and more details on this exciting addition to downtown, thanks to WSTB. In addition to the training center, the Olympic Cycling Center will also have a health food store, cafe, 4 apartments (could be for Olympic cyclists only?), a medical office, and Olympic approved courses through downtown. It will use both the Main Street and Liberty Street storefronts (health food store and cafe). Yes, this is where the U.S. Olympic Cycling Team and the Paralympic Cycling Team will train to compete on the world cycling stage. It should become a fun tourist attraction and a great amenity for downtown residents. They are still completing the purchase of the building and waiting on final approval from the USOC. They will start construction as soon as they own the building. The building is expected to open in late 2015! Winston-Salem is fast becoming the center of the sport cycling world and it's fun to follow this. I would like to bring my bike on a future visit, when this opens. Wouldn't it be fun to complete at least one lap on the same downtown Winston-Salem course Team USA trains on!

Construction Will Start Soon on the Olympic Cycling Center and It Will Open by Late 2015!
Source: WSTB (Lambert Architecture)

Sutler Spirit Co.:
Just passed final inspection! They are now ready to distill liquor. Sutler is one of two or three new distilleries in Winston-Salem.

Bailey Power Plant - Morris Building:
The Morris Building is the first phase of the Bailey Power Plant.


Originally Posted by TwinCity @ WSTB

Fourth and broad Office Building:
The Winston-Salem Foundation is the second tenant to sign a lease at this building! Only 11,000 square feet remain, if you're interested. We will discover the identity of the mystery financial tenant, that leased most of the building's space, next month. According to last week's news stories, Winston-Salem's Class A vacancy rate is under 5%. And remember, downtown just added nearly half-a-million square feet of office space this year. That is impressive and shows the strong demand for office space downtown.
Credit: Walt Unks - Journalnow

Gigabit Next Generation Network:
AT&T should start design and construction this week on the gigabit network in Winston-Salem. They received final approval today from Winston-Salem and Winston-Salem will have one of their major hubs for the state (possibly downtown's IQ District or the Reynolda District). The city will help them advertise in exchange for AT&T offering free gigabit speed wireless to downtown and the IQ District. They also agreed to offer gigabit connectivity at community centers and AT&T agreed to lower the costs for small and medium businesses to connect to the gigabit network. AT&T is in a race to be the first to offer gigabit speeds. It should be up-and-running by the Fall of this year. Yes, Fall 2014! A large part of the fiber network is already built in Winston-Salem! If you're moving to Winston-Salem, this is a nice amenity. You can download an entire movie in seconds! Very few cities have gigabit speed internet service. Austin is the only city AT&T offers gigabit next generation network service to currently. It's good to add Winston-Salem to the list.

IQ District Jobs:
We are waiting for a big announcement involving 500 new science and technology jobs, to be created in the downtown district by the end of this year. They haven't said who is creating the jobs yet, so look for a big announcement soon. I'm very excited about this! According to AURP and developers, the IQ District is the fastest growing research and technology district in the United States. It's also one of the nation's biggest economic development projects.

IQ District In the National/International News:
This month, downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District has appeared on the BBC, CNN, Wall Street Journal, and I think it was in the NY Times? Stories covered everything from scientific breakthroughs to the adaptive reuse projects we talk about in this thread. So what did we learn for our thread? ...Downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District has received the most adaptive reuse tax credits in the state! WOW! And the number for Winston-Salem should double before the tax credits sunset next year. This has helped preserve the historic character of Winston-Salem. According to someone at WSTB, it appears as if all of downtown's noteworthy buildings to be renovated will receive these tax credits before the sunset. The other big stories involving the IQ District are connected to scientists growing organs and body parts in labs. Winston-Salem is the world's leading center for Regenerative Medicine and their discoveries appear frequently in international news. It's a place where scientists can use your own cells to print organs with 3D printers. They can make anything from new skin to a new finger to a new heart.

Hanestowne Village:
The 550,000 square foot Hanes Knitting Complex is being demolished. The buildings under demolition are mostly newer structures (built after 1965?). This industrial complex is surrounded by retail and offices, so it's really out-of-place. The entire complex will be demolished for a mixed-use development that includes office space and retail. This is a possible future TOD (transit oriented development). A future light rail station is proposed across the street, with a bridge connection.

I will miss the mural!
Source: Journalnow
Source: Journalnow

More Jobs:
Ashley is adding 450 more jobs than originally expected. There is talk their headquarters could move to Winston-Salem and some are saying downtown? It's a Fortune 500 company, so it's a good headquarters to have. I guess we will see what happens.

Winston-Salem Cycling Classic:
Around 30 countries competed in downtown Winston-Salem over the weekend and 2015 could be the biggest and best cycling classic yet! Look for the addition of a two-day road race!

Cycling Sunday:
Downtown Residents: Don't forget, Sunday April 27th is Cycling Sunday! The streets downtown are closed to traffic and open to cyclists. Walkers and skaters are also welcome.

Winston-Salem Writers:
Next time you're on a WSTA bus, look for the poetry from Winston-Salem writers. This city lives up to "City of Arts & Innovation" with projects like this.

Reanimator Expansion:
Reanimator is at 13% of their goal. Please help them with their expansion:

Winston-Salem Comic-Con 2014:
Are you visiting Winston-Salem or new to the city? Do you like comic books? Visit The Winston-Salem Comic-Con, brought to you by downtown Winston-Salem's own Burke Street Comics. It's a great event for comic book collectors, toy collectors, and those who are into cosplay. This is one of two or three comic-cons in Winston-Salem. If you missed the comic-con last month, you can visit this one. I think there is another in the summer too?

TwinCity Apr 23, 2014 1:41 AM

More 525@Vine news...

Technology company Clinical Ink is preparing for fast growth as they move from Cherry Street to the the first floor of 525@Vine. 25-30 employees will take up 7,676 square feet. Six months ago, the company had around 17 employees in W-S.

The 10,000 square feet YMCA Express center is now open.


Dynamic signage is going up at the Corner of 5th and Vine. Should be really eye-catching at night!

Matthew Apr 25, 2014 12:20 AM

An update on the Semans Library (Arts Library):

Credit: David Valentino

Credit: David Valentino

It's good to see this thread move from one big weekly update to several smaller updates during the week.
I sometimes forget something, like this library, by waiting to post it in one big update.

Salem College Student Center: (NEW TO THIS THREAD!)
This could be a candidate for the new buildings built in a traditional style discussion! They have buildings from the 1700s on campus and their new buildings
are designed to match their older buildings. This was the nation's first Women's college and is one the oldest colleges in the United States. Very awesome!


Salem College is also working on a major expansion that will double the size of campus.
We are still waiting for more information on this major multi-building construction project.


Originally Posted by Frank Blum Construction
It may be a brand new building on an 18th century campus, but the new Salem Student Center,
with brick and roof shingles complementing surrounding facilities, appears that it has been there forever! Work is
nearing completion on the new Salem Student Center, with a dedication scheduled for May 13. — at Salem College.

According to a post from zinzendorf at WSTB, this building may have officially opened yesterday or will officially open this week?
I haven't seen anything in the news about it.
Credit: Linville | Team

Do we call it "@" or 525@Vine? Signage suggests @ is the correct name, but materials promoting the building suggest 525@Vine is correct.
I will continue to use 525@Vine.

Speaking of 525@Vine, Flywheel will hold an open house in two weeks. If you're starting a tech company and are interested in becoming
a member, contact them about this. They haven't opened yet, but are already receiving strong interest in their memberships. Like I said,
if you want to become a member of Flywheel Co-work, do it now or you may find yourself on a waiting list!

Matthew Apr 28, 2014 3:28 AM

Did you attend Cycling Sunday today?

Bailey Power Plant:
It appears as if James Moeser is now confirming possible plans to convert the Bailey Power Plant into a performing arts center.

Plant 64 Lofts:
Among the most awesome construction photographs posted in this thread. This is work at the retail building in the Plant 64 Lofts multi-building complex. They expect to finish construction on the retail building late next month?
Credit: Travis - Plant 64

A look at their construction inside 525@Vine.


401 N. Main Hotel:
TwinCity at WSTB discovered that PMC Property Group of Philadelphia has looked around the building and could be a finalist to convert the 23-storey art deco Reynolds Building into a hotel? They could also be the company selected to convert it to a hotel and condos? If selected, this could be the second hotel project for PMC Property Group, which is currently converting the James Reed Building into the Hotel Monaco in Pittsburgh. In Winston-Salem, we could see retail, residential, meeting space, and a luxury boutique hotel at this iconic building. If any of our friends in Pittsburgh or Philadelphia have more information on PMC Property Group, please share. It appears as if this Pennsylvania developer is just entering the hotel development business and, again, Winston-Salem "could" have their second hotel? This is the famous award-winning building used in the design of the Empire State Building. People passing-through the city are surprised by this building and often pull-over to take a photograph of it. To say this will become a popular hotel is an understatement.

West Forsyth High School:
U.S. News & World Report has ranked West Forsyth High School the second best high school in North Carolina and the best in the Triad area.

Matthew Apr 29, 2014 12:36 AM

Cycling Sunday:
A great photograph of Winston-Salem's Cycling Sunday on the front page!
Credit: Bruce Chapman - Journalnow

50 West Fourth Apartments:
I noticed this light-well in the developer's rooftop photographs and wanted to share it. I thought this was interesting. I remember seeing it when making a 3D model of the building several years ago. We should start seeing more updates on this one! It will become 57 apartments and have a 1,900 square foot storefront, at the intersection of Main and Fourth streets, for a retailer or restaurant. The building was completed in 1896 and still has the original 1896 cornerstone. The building did have a 112 foot tall (34.1m) rooftop tower, but the tower was shortened and the building was expanded in 1925 and 1959. I wish they could remove the expansions and rebuild the tower. It was a beautiful Richardson Romanesque building years ago. Maybe I can share a few photographs of it later, including the original Victorian staircase and the 1896 cornerstone.
Credit: Clachan Properties

Ralph Lauren:
A file at the Forsyth County Register of Deeds today reports Ralph Lauren has leased their 843,000 square foot building and we now know construction will start next month! They should be ready to move-in by September 2015. This is the first phase of the project, which should reach 1.22 million square feet! This is where Ralph Lauren's local executives will move to. The Forsyth County Register of Deeds says Landmark Builders is the general contractor and Bradly & Ball are the architects. I usually don't cover many projects outside downtown, but this is a massive office and logistics project that could create 1,115 new jobs for a company that is a household name. I'm sure WSBI is celebrating this.

New Jobs:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is opening a new innovation center that will be based in Winston-Salem.

West End Mill Works:
West End Mill Works will hold their grand opening on May 7th, at 7:30 p.m.,. There is a hipster warning issued for this event. The Mill Works does have a brewery and a distillery, so you may want to attend.

1815 Salt Flax House:
I find the restorations of these historic homes very interesting and want to share this one with the forum! Yes, this house was built in 1815!
Credit: Wilson Covington Construction

These historic floor joists (image below) are said to be from 1814? Is this house from 1814 or 1815?

Credit: Wilson Covington Construction

:tup: I think this is everyone's favorite historic neighborhood in Winston-Salem! The half-timbered houses, from the mid-1700s, are the oldest.
Credit: Wilson Covington Construction

Matthew May 2, 2014 3:54 AM

Welcome to Winston-Salem: City of Adaptive Reuse!

Hotel Monaco: (I'm guessing Monaco?)
Josh Ward of Cushman & Wakefield has reported that upscale boutique hotel developer Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Group LLC of San Francisco is buying the historic 23-storey Reynolds Building. It will likely become Hotel Monaco? They have also formed a partnership with PMC Property Group of Philadelphia to add luxury apartments to their hotel property. This will become an amazing hotel. It was a "blank check" project in 1927 for Shreve Lamb & Harmon architects for a major company with products that helped define the jazz/swing age. This building has gold and silver ceilings, rare metals, marble everywhere, art deco murals, art deco glass, and a beautifully detailed art deco facade. This is the best skyscraper in the state and a real prize for Kimpton Hotels. I'm guessing the hotel will open in early 2016?


Old Salem Museums & Gardens:
This historic neighborhood said over 300,000 people visited last year! Only around a third actually paid for tour tickets though. If you buy a ticket, you can see inside a few select buildings they own and visit their museums.

Forsyth County Sheriffs Department:BUILT!
A large adaptive reuse project just open today! The Forsyth County Sheriffs Department reuses an old banking data center building.
Credit: David Rolfe - Journalnow

Raymond Loewy Building:
Richmond Primoid Inc., was awarded a contract of $277,582.71 to restore the exterior of the Raymond Loewy Building.
Credit: WSTB

At one time, this 1920s art deco building was North Carolina's most upscale department store, with valet parking (the building was designed with parking in the basement) and the store had people to model the clothes for customers! You wouldn't see all the sizes on a rack. Someone had to model it for you and find your size in an employees only back room, if you liked it. Sosnik's Department Store was originally designed by Northrup & O'Brien in the 1920s, but was remodeled by the upscale department store in the 1940s, when they hired the famed streamline designer Raymond Loewy to completely redesign the inside of the store and update the main entrance. The building was featured in the magazine Interior Design and their photographs are in the Library of Congress for everyone to see. I'm not a fan of what he did on the outside and wish someone would remove Loewy's renovation and restore the original art deco.

TwinCity May 2, 2014 11:52 AM

An article said that they were adding the old awnings back to the front. Is there a photo showing these awnings?

TwinCity May 3, 2014 3:27 AM

Fox8 sums up downtown residential construction.

Matthew May 4, 2014 5:18 AM

I read that too, in the Raymond Loewy Building restoration description. I don't recall seeing awnings on the building in historic photographs, but I can look again?

Sprite Films:
Be sure to vote for "Because We Have To" at Sprite Films. It was filmed by a UNCSA student in downtown Winston-Salem. It appears as if this was painted at the original 3rd Street Union Station site, in downtown's IQ District?


Video Link

Energy-efficient Solar-powered Residences:
Credit: Reciprocity
Credit: Reciprocity

New Jobs - North State Aviation:
North State has expanded this week to 301,189 square feet! Looking for a job in aerospace/aviation? This company is hiring! This is a startup from three or four years ago? They must rank among the fastest growing companies in Winston-Salem?

Flywheel: Located in 525@Vine.
It appears as if Flywheel will have a bar, serving coffee during the day & craft beer at night! This should be a great addition to the downtown IQ District's offerings. Be sure to attend the Flywheel Fling next Thurs at 5 pm. Free drinks and live music! RSVP http:/

:eek: Coffee and Craft Beer Bar Under Construction at Flywheel!

Winston-Salem Urban Link:
I thought this looked awesome! And a "park" bridge directly over the expressway!


Wind Turbines On the Expressway:


Fourth & Broad Office Building:
We should know the name of the lead tenant this month, according to the developer. For a construction update, look behind the band on the left in the photograph below.
Credit: Caffe Prada

I love the reflections! If I can visit this summer, I would like to photograph a reflection in these windows!

Matthew May 6, 2014 5:03 AM

Herbalife Building & Jobs:
Herbalife is hiring! They are looking for chemists and information technology employees in Winston-Salem. Their building will partially open next week, but won't be 100% completed until September.

It's not completed, but is open for tenants. This is a chance to see the inside of another tech company building. This is an adaptive reuse project of an historic building, creating the industrial appearance so many research & technology companies and their employees want! BioMed Realty Trust is the developer and Linville | Team is leasing the office space.

Photograph Below: You can watch the elevators go up and down and the elevators have glass walls, so you can look out at the lobby while in the elevator! :tup:

These lights (photographs above and below) change colors. :eek:

Camel City Goods:
Looking for an awesome way to display your love for this city?

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
1000 Brookstown Ave
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 793-4437

Matthew May 8, 2014 4:15 AM

Semans Arts Library:
This is looking really good! Any word on when it will be completed?

Credit: UNCSA

Shared Resources in the IQ District:
The Biotechnology Center is creating a $195,764 molecular imaging, manipulation and force measurement core resource at BioTech Place in downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District. This facility can be used by any researchers in downtown Winston-Salem for nanometer-scale imaging, probing and measurement. If you're interested in starting a tech business in the IQ District, they have a large variety of money saving resources your company can use. I'm not sure if you have to join something, but I've heard many companies say these are great resources and a good reason to move your company to downtown's IQ District.

Bailey Park @ East End:
I'm trying to find a great photograph of Bailey Park, but very few people photograph it. This is why it's often in the background. It's also usually from this same location, with a person or people standing in front. If you visit Winston-Salem, please take a photographic update of this project!

It appears as if the concrete walls are now removed?

Bailey Park construction is to the left (in the background) in the image below:
Source: Revolution Gliding Tours

If you visit, you may want to take advantage of the Segway tours. There are two companies offering them. There is also a bicycle tour you can take.

RIA Solutions Jobs:
Are you a .net web developer? Are you looking for a job? Software tech company RIA Solutions is hiring in downtown Winston-Salem. They are in the popular IQ District in downtown, which is a very desirable place to work.

Fourth & Broad Office Building:
Cladding is being installed on the building! I think Charlie would want me to share this number with you, if you're interested in this building: 336.793.0890 I think there is 11,000 square feet remaining, if you're interested?

Credit: Charlie McCurry

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