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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)

Stats & Information: (*estimated population numbers)
- City Population: 255,000* (89th largest in U.S.)
- Urbanized Area: 425,000* (3rd largest in North Carolina)
- Metro Population: 685,000* (88th largest in U.S.)
- 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 Nation'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

Current Construction (Inside City Limits Only) As of late-February 2024: (I'm sure I missed a few! Post any that are missed in this thread)

- Metropolitan Mixed-use (East Side)
- Theatre Alliance (West Side)
- Oliver Cycling Park (Brookstown)
- Liberty Plaza Renovation (Financial District)
- East Tower (Ardmore / Hawthorne Hill)
- 4th and Green Apartments & Retail (West End Village)
- Chatham Building Apartments, Hotel, & Retail (Restaurant Row)
- Fogle Commons / IQ Infrastructure (IQ District)
- Stevens Center Renovation (Theate District)
- Lofts @ Whitaker Park (Tiretown)
- GOLFTEC Headquarters (Arts District)
- Muse Winston-Salem (Brookstown)
- Novant Health Critical Care Center
- Salem Bottling Works (West Salem)
- Whitaker Park Hotel & Mixed-use (Tiretown)
- First Baptist Church Restoration (Twin City Quarter)
- WoodSpring Suites Extended Stay Hotel (HMB Corridor)
- 1782 George Stockburger House Restoration (West Salem)
- 1913 Lord & Burnham Conservatory Restoration (Reynolda)
- STITCH Design Shop Headquarters (Ballpark Disrict)
- Brown School Lofts at Legacy Heights (East Side)
- Whitaker Park Mixed-use Project (Reynolda)
- Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Renovation
- New Brunson Downtown Elementary School (Produce District)
- Gateway Nature Preserve Observation Platform (Washington Park)
- Tanglewood Championship Course Clubhouse (Tanglewood)
- Truist Stadium Upgrades (West End Village)
- Allegacy Stadium Renovations (Alta Vista)
- Ambulatory Surgical Center (Ardmore)
- Mission Mobile Medical Headquarters
- Mill 800 Apartments (West Side)
- Miller’s on Trade (Arts District)
- Salem Cohousing (West Salem)
- Wachovia Residences (West Salem)
- Combs Wholesale Produce Facility (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- TW Garner Campus (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- 1001 (West Salem)
- The Flats at Peters Creek (Ardmore)
- Sentinel Commons (Twin City Quarter)
- Smith Reynolds Airport Projects (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Moon Light Drive-in Theatre (Produce District)
- Transit, Bike, & Pedestrian Improvements (City Wide)
- Salem Parkway Bike & Pedestrian Path (Brookstown)
- Smith Reynolds Airport Restoration (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Downtown Streetscape
- U.S. Bicycle Route 80
- LJVM Renovation (Alta Vista)
- Salem Lake Park Improvements
- Hanes Park Sports Facilities (West End)

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 - 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.

Credit: WSTB Forum

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)

Credit: STITCH Design Shop

200 West First Street
- Developer: Davidson Craven
- Architect: STITCH Design Shop
- Height: 20 floors
- Mixed-use building with residential, retail, and a rooftop pool on the fourth floor of the building's podium
- Will have a skybridge, over a bike and walking path, connecting the building to a neighboring parking deck
- Is located at a major bicycle path intersection, where east-west and north-south bike paths meet and provides access to all major bike paths
- Is located between two parks (Corpening Plaza Watergardens and Oliver Park)

Credit: Novant Health

Novant Health Critical Care Center
- Developer: Novant Health
- Architects: Gresham Smith & McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
- General Contractor: Vannoy Construction
- Structural Engineer: Fitzpatrick Engineering
- MEP Engineer: BR+A/ Dewberry Engineers
- Civil Engineer: Stimmel Associates
- Design start in 2019
- Cost: $222 million
- Size: 193,480 square-feet
- Beds: 60 critical-care beds and 36 intermediate beds
- Will also have an enhanced surgical suite, and expanded pre and postoperative space
- Will have the Triad's only obstetrics emergency department (OBED)
- Space can quickly change to meet the hospital's needs
- Demolition Start: Fall 2021
- Construction Start: March 2022
- Completion: Fall 2024

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: Marriott Hotels & Resorts

The Depot Hotel & Residences (IQ District) STREETCAR ROUTE - CYCLE TRACKS - * FUTURE LIGHT RAIL (LRT) *
- Developer: Coury Hospitality
- Co-developer: Front Street Capital
- Architect: STITCH Design Shop
- General Contractor: Landmark Builders
- Hotel Flag: Marriott Autograph Collection
- Uses: 5-Star Luxury Hotel & Restaurant/Bar - Retail - Meeting Space - Residential
- Height: 16 floors above Fourth Street
- 2 floors of parking below the building, retail fronting Bailey Park, five floors of hotel rooms, ten floors of residential
- Sixth floor will have a pool and amenities
- Construction Start: Summer 2024
- Estimated Completion: Fall 2026

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

First Phase:

Second Phase:

Credit: WFBH

East Tower (Ardmore / Hawthorne Hill)
- Developer: WFBH & Atrium Health
- Architect: HKS Architects
- General Contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie
- Engineer: WSP
- Height: 13-15 Floors
- First Phase Size: 327,174 square-feet
- Second Phase Size: 420,000 square-feet
- Cost: $450+ million
- A spire could be added to increase the height?
- Received certificate-of-need (CON) from the state to add 48 new beds, including 4 burn ICU beds
- Emergency services will be consolidated into a new tower, featuring 90 private exam rooms, 40 new operating rooms, 28 new ICU rooms, pathology, radiology, and support services, like check-in, waiting areas, and pre/post-op
- Construction Start: 2022
- Completion: 2026

Credit: Innovation Quarter

Neuroscience Research Center (IQ District) STREETCAR ROUTE - CYCLE TRACKS - * FUTURE LIGHT RAIL (LRT) *
- Architect: Perkins & Will
- Developer: Wexford Science & Technology
- General Contractor: Whiting-Turner
- Height: 7 Floors
- Currently seeking a director for the center (as-of October 28, 2022)
- It will promote world-class research, education, and community engagement
- It will bring together different components of interdisciplinary neuroscience research, across multiple entities and areas
- These include clinical (I.E., Neurology, Neurosurgery, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Psychiatry), preclinical, basic science, community, and population health
- This will also be an educational facility, with undergraduate, graduate, medical, and post-graduate degrees offered
- They also want to be involved in partnerships with entrepreneurs and experts in public policy and philanthropy
- Uses: Research, Education, Medical, and Retail
- Construction Start: Early-2025
- Completion: 2027

Loewy Building Apartments & Retail (Restaurant Row)
- Developer: High Tide Capital
- Use: Apartments & Retail
- Residential Units: 50 apartments (42 market rate / 8 affordable)
- Located in Opportunity Zone and qualifies for historic tax credits
- Will close in Fall 2023
- Last Tenant Move-out: March 2024
- Construction Start: June 2024

Credit: DPJ Residential

Brookhyrst Apartments (West End Village) EV CHARGING - STREETCAR ROUTE
- Developer: DPJ Residential
- Architect: Cline Design
- Investor: Chaucer Creek Capital
- General Contractor: Samet Corp.
- Units: 337 Apartment Units
- Will hide a massive parking deck built for the downtown ballpark
- Cost: $98.7 million
- Construction Start: Spring 2024
- Completion: Spring 2026

Credit: DPJ Residential

The Byrum Apartments (Industry Hill) EV CHARGING - BIKE COMMUTER LINE
- Developer: DPJ Residential
- Investor: Chaucer Creek Capital
- Architect: Axiom Architecture
- Units: 286 Apartment Units centered around three courtyards
- One courtyard will have the pool and grilling stations while the other two courtyards are for passive recreation
- Amenities: Saltwater pool, lounge and cantina with roll-up doors, dog park, fitness center & yoga room, EV charging, and a pet spa
- Will replace an old warehouse
- Size: 449,009 square-feet
- Cost: $103.7 million
- Construction Start: Spring 2024
- Completion: Spring 2026

Credit: dwell design studio

Metropolitan Mixed-use (East Side) EV CHARGING - STREETCAR ROUTE
- Developer: Liberty Atlantic Group
- Architect: dwell design studio
- General Contractor: West River Construction
- Investors: Liberty Atlantic Group - Atrium Health - APG Capital - Pinnacle Bank
- Residential Units: 324 Apartments
- First Phase Cost: $65 million
- Total Cost: Over $100+ million
- The project is being designed for entrepreneurs and remote or hybrid workers
- Uses: Office space, two pocket parks, townhouses, co-working space, a startup incubator, conference space, health care tenant, and two apartment buildings with ground floor retail
- Has a transit stop and is in walking distance of downtown's IQ District
- Atrium Health has leased the office space in this development (office space is 100% leased)
- Amenities: Electric vehicle charging stations, bike stations, and co-working space for residents
- The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity has signed a lease for space in the development
- Demolition Start: March 2022
- Construction Start: September 22, 2022
- First Phase Completion: April 2024

Credit: Steele Group Architects

Brown School Lofts at Legacy Heights (East Side)
- Formerly "Eleventh Street Townhouses & Apartments"
- Architect: Steele Group Architects
- General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction
- Five phase apartment and townhome development that will replace a former public school building
- First Phase: 81 Residential Units
- Second Phase: 72 Residential Units
- Cost: $180 million
- Demolition Start: November 2021
- Financing Acquired: February 2022
- First Phase Construction Start: December 6, 2022
- First Phase Completion: Spring 2024
- Second Phase Start: Fall 2023

Credit: Tate Architecture

Tannery Mill Apartments
- Architect: Tate Architecture
- Landscape Architect: MLA Design Group
- Residential Units: 180

Credit: City of Winston-Salem

Heritage Park
- Developer: Grand Silo Development
- Architect: Planworx
- Apartments reaching up to four storeys in height

Chatham Building Apartments, Hotel, & Retail (Restaurant Row)
- Developer: GBX Group
- Co-developer: Mast General Store
- General Contractor: LMI Builders
- Conversion of an Art Deco office building from 1932 into 22 one-bedroom apartments and retail
- Will also contain a 5-key Kasa Hotel and 10,000 square-feet of co-working space
- The apartments will average 500-650 square-feet each
- All of the retail tenants, including the art-house movie theatre and small grocery store, will stay
- Construction Start: Fall 2022
- Completion: Early-2024

Realty Building Apartments (Restaurant Row)
- Architect: Walter Robbs
- Uses: Adaptive-reuse of a 1922 office building (Patten / Realty Building) into 11 Apartments and Retail
- Existing retail tenant will stay
- Construction Start: First Quarter 2024

Credit: WFBH

WFBH Eye Institute (IQ District)
- Developer: Wake Forest University / Medical Center
- General Contractor: Whiting-Turner Construction
- Architect: Perkins & Will
- Size: Will lease two-thirds of the 242,000 square-foot space
- State-of-the-art clinical and teaching facility for the university
- Will bring around 100,000+ eye patients from five states to downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District
- The new facility will have a basic-science research platform to investigate new treatments for ophthalmic diseases
- Will have a large teaching space that can seat up to 100 students and several smaller education rooms
- Designed for around 200-250 students as well as visiting students from other universities
- Their goal is to establish a new world-class clinical and educational Eye Institute for the region
- Clinical research will continue and expand in the new downtown building
- Plans include a surgical wet lab, 4 operating rooms, conference rooms, and simulators
- Dedicated space for clinical trials and will be a federal and industry sponsored research center
- Will have a cafeteria open to patients and their families
- Designed to be easy to navigate for the visually impaired

Credit: Sentinel Commons

Sentinel Commons (Twin City Quarter) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Developer: Bill Benton & Leslie Baker
- Architect: Lambert A+I & Oliver Design Studio
- 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
- Developer is in talks to bring a downtown grocery store to the building
- The ground floor will become a bowling alley and sports bar

Credit: brr Architecture

WoodSpring Suites Extended Stay Hotel (HMB Corridor)
- Developer: Concord Hospitality
- General Contractor: Path Construction
- Architect: brr Architecture
- Height: Five storey building
- Rooms: 124-keys
- Construction Start: Spring 2023
- Completion: Summer 2024

Credit: OM Design Solutions

Homewood Suites Hotel (HMB Corridor)
- Developer: BPR Properties
- Architect: OM Design Solutions
- Size: 108-key / room Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel
- Height: 69 Feet / 21 Metres Tall
- Floors: 5 Floors
- Will have a nice outdoor area
- Is located on an unusual triangular-shaped lot
- Construction Start: Spring 2022
- Completion: Early-2024

Credit: Steele Group Architects

The Flats at Peters Creek (Ardmore)
- Architect: Steele Group Architects
- Uses: Apartments, Retail, and Office Space
- Retail Space: Nearly 5,000 square feet
- Total Size: 84,191 square-feet
- Amenities include outdoor space, fitness center, co-working space
- Apartment Units: 62 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments
- Secured affordable housing tax credits: February 2024
- Site Demolition Start: November 2019
- Construction Start: Spring 2024
- Completion: Summer 2026

Credit: CPL Team

Clarkson Research Campus
- Architect: CPL Team
- General Contractor: Whiting-Turner
- Size: 200 acres
- Will enhance and expand research capabilities for three major Wake Forest University programs (Animal Research, Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, and Pathology/Comparative Medicine)
- The site is currently home to 600 large animals across 35 buildings
- Research focuses on infectious diseases, Alzheimer’s, hypertension, diabetes, addiction, and radiation-related illnesses
- Will increase research capacity by 25% in the next decade and spur groundbreaking insights and discoveries, boosting comprehension of health and disease at a broader level

University of Strasbourg Downtown Campus (IQ District)
- Developer: University of Strasbourg
- The University of Strasbourg is planning an educational and research collaboration that may result in a new Innovation Quarter building
- Focus on robotics and simulators
- Has potential to boost education and scientific discovery in downtown Winston-Salem and the world

1782 George Stockburger House Restoration (West Salem)
- Restore 241 year old house
- Construction Start: January 2023

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
- Cost: $50 million

Credit: WFIQ

The Railyard - Innovation Quarter (IQ District)
- Developer: Front Street Capital
- Planned as an attraction for pedestrians and cyclists in downtown
- Will be constructed on the city's bike path network, connecting to many neighborhoods and attractions around the city
- Uses: Downtown retail, restaurant, and entertainment center, with art galleries and a climbing wall

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: January 2024

Credit: Charlie Fulk

Miller’s on Trade (Arts District)
- Developer: GBX Group
- General Contractor: LMI Builders
- Restore two buildings at 624 North Trade Street into a retail/entertainment development
- Will convert a former alley/laneway into an elevated outdoor space and a second outdoor dining space at street-level
- GBX Group has a preservation easement for 626 and 632 North Trade Street
- Art Studio "Majestic Pour" has signed a lease for one of the two retail spaces and will open January 10, 2024
- Mayfair Street Partners will open Miller’s on Trade sports bar in the largest space
- Construction Start: May 2021

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

Credit: GSV

Canal Drive Apartments (Northwest Industrial District)
- Developer: Eagan & Sons (David Eagan / CMC)
- Buildings to be demolished: 1040 and 1064 Northwest Boulevard and 1149 Canal Drive
- Closing: Late March 2018
- The developer will demolish the three existing buildings at the site and build a new construction mixed-use building
- Will have underground parking, ground floor retail, 100 apartments on the upper floors, a pet spa, bicycle storage, a dog park, and resident storage lockers
- Site is located between Hanes Park and West End Millworks

1010 Northwest Apartments (Northwest Industrial District)
- Developer: Ampere Capital Group
- A car-free market-rate apartment development
- Adaptive-reuse of an existing 1950s office building

Credit: SBER

1007 South Marshall (West Salem) CYCLE TRACKS
- Developers: Cross Street Partners
- Architect: CJMW
- Cost: $14 million
- Adaptive reuse of the former Atlantic Greyhound Bus Garage, built in 1940, into a Fresh Food Hub & Retail Space
- 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 and add solar panels to the roof
- Construction Start: May 2024
- Completion: Fall 2024

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

Credit: STITCH Design Shop

STITCH Design Shop Headquarters (Ballpark Disrict)
- Architect: STITCH Design Shop
- General Contractor: Swift Construction
- Adaptive-Reuse: Converting a retail space to office space
- Originally built as a 1949 Streamline-Moderne Studebaker Car Dealership
- Will have a dedicated materials lab, specialized Virtual Reality room, and collaboration spaces for client meetings and internal design charrettes
- Construction Start: February 2024

Credit: Windsor Commercial

4th and Green Apartments & Retail (West End Village)
- Developer: Brown Investment Properties
- General Contractor: Windsor Contracting
- Architect: SGA | NarmourWright Design
- Uses: Apartments and Retail, with Parking Under the Building and a Second Floor Courtyard
- Size: 224,230 Square-Feet
- Apartments: 100 Apartment Units
- Amenities: Fitness Center, Club Room, Valet Trash, Pet Spa, Yoga Room, and an Outdoor Lounge with a Fire Pit
- Apartments have quartz countertops, smart thermostats, keyless entry, Energy Star lighting, and windows & doors with thermal and sound insulation
- 24-hour package concierge system and controlled building access
- A business center with coffee bar and private offices
- Height: 6 Floors
- Construction Start: Fall 2022
- Completion: Summer 2024

9th Cube
- Developer: Drew Gerstmyer
- Apartment Units: 10
- Contemporary/Modern architecture units for downtown workers
- Located on Ninth Street, between Wiseman Brewing and MIXXER's service entrance
- Height: 35 feet / 10.7 metres
- Size: 11,520 square-feet

Credit: Urban Development Group

Salem Crest
- Developer: Urban Development Group
- Apartments: 135 units in two buildings

The Residences at Indiana Avenue
- Developer: Wynnefield Properties
- Apartments: 180 units
- Amenities: Storage spaces for residents

Pilgrim Court Mixed-use (Boston-Thurmond)
- One of the two office buildings will become self-storage units
- The other office building will remain office space
- Undeveloped office lots will become residential and retail, with 121 townhouse units

The Lofts at Motor Road
- Developer: Wynnefield Properties
- Architect: Martin Riley Associates
- Apartments: 216 units
- Cost: $42 million

Link Apartments Research Parkway (IQ District) STREETCAR ROUTE - CYCLE TRACKS - * FUTURE LIGHT RAIL (LRT) *
- Developer: Grubb Properties
- General Contractor: Samet Corporation
- Uses: Apartments - Retail
- Will be used to hide a massive public parking deck for neighboring downtown science/research buildings
- Units: 300

Credit: stitchdesignshop

Salem Cohousing (West Salem)
- Architect: Stitch Design Shop
- Uses: Communal living
- It is designed to address housing affordability issues in Winston-Salem

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

Woolworth Museum & Event Center (Courthouse Square)
- Architect: Latent Designs / Mona Art
- Developer: Mayfair Street Partners
- The lunch counter was the site of the nation's first sit-in victory - A major turning point in the Civil Rights Movement
- Will become event center for Hotel Indigo (across the street)
- The original lunch counter will be restored as a museum
- The entire interior will be restored to its original 1960s appearance
- The remaining space will become an events center that can host around 500 people

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 build an obstetrics emergency department
- They will expand the medical center's kitchen
- They will build a new central energy plant
- Construction Start: August 2020
- Women & Children's Institute & Innovation Center Completed: August 2023
- Work Starting on Cancer Institute: August 2023
- Full Completion: 2027

Credit: West & Stem Architects

TW Garner Campus (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Developer: Front Street Capital
- Architect: West & Stem Architects
- General Contractor: Landmark Builders
- Multi-building campus near the airport for TW Garner
- TW Garner will keep their headquarters in downtown
- Will be constructed in phases
- First phase is 165,000 square-feet
- Completed multi-building project will have over 600,000 total square-feet
- Construction Start: August 2021
- First Phase Completion: September 2022

Carolina University Downtown Dormitory (West Salem) CYCLE TRACKS
- Developer: Carolina University
- General Contractor: Meadowlark Developers
- Height: Possibly a signature building with Seven Floors
- University dormitory, office space and possible hotel proposed across from Truist Stadium in downtown (200 South Broad Street)
- The university will renovate the existing hotel building into a downtown dormitory for their students
- If the university builds new at the site, they may include other uses in the project
- Construction Start: First Quarter 2025

North Carolina High School for the Arts Dorm (Sunnyside)
- Developer: State of North Carolina
- High School Dormitory for the state's best young artists
- Will replace a building from 1965
- Units: 200
- Cost: $24.5 million
- Design Start:
- Construction Start: Fall 2027

Credit: Tise Kiester Architects

Mill 800 Apartments (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
- Phase II includes 46 two-storey residential units
- Phase II has parking under the building
- Retail Space: 4,500 Square Feet
- Phase II Cost: $10.5 million
- Phase II Construction Start: First Quarter 2024

Credit: walter PARKS Architects

Lofts @ Whitaker Park (Tiretown)
- Developer: Frye Properties
- Architect: walter PARKS Architects
- General Contractor: Weaver Cooke Construction
- Units: 163 Apartments (1, 2, and 3 bedroom units)
- Apartments will have 14-20 foot high ceilings and some units will have two levels
- Size: 241,047 square-feet
- Cost: $32 million
- Amenities: Tennis Courts, Bowling Alley, and Rooftop Pool & Rooftop Amenity Center
- Rooftop Amenity Center: 5,000 square-feet with a gym and views of the skyline and Blue Ridge Mountains
- Adaptive-reuse of buildings built between 1922-1937
- Construction Start: January 6, 2021
- First Building Completion: Early-2024
- Second Building Completion: Summer 2024

Credit: C.A. Harrison Companies

Whitaker Park Hotel & Mixed-use (Tiretown)
- Developer: Frye Properties
- 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
- Construction Start: Spring 2024
- Full Completion: 2026

Credit: HKS Architects

Brenner Childrens Hospital Outpatient Center
- Developer: WFBH
- Architect: HKS Architects
- Will have comprehensive pediatric clinics and services, including imaging, over a dozen specialties and subspecialties, lab and pharmacy services

Credit: WPDA

Whitaker Park Mixed-use Project (Reynolda) * FUTURE LIGHT RAIL (LRT) *
- Developer: Whitaker Park Development Authority (WPDA)
- Developer: Brennan Investment Group
- 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
- Brennan Investment Group will build a new 130,000 square-foot building
- 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

Credit: City of Winston-Salem

Deacon Boulevard Redevelopment Site (LJVM Sports & Entertainment Complex) * FUTURE LIGHT RAIL *
- Developer: Carter / Front Street Capital partnership
- Architect: Nelson Worldwide
- Cost: $500 million project
- Replace parking lots and outdated buildings with a mixed-use entertainment & retail district
- Mixed-use, including residential, 40,000-square-feet of retail/restaurant space, hospitality, and entertainment
- Planned for streets around the existing football stadium, University Corporate Center, coliseum, tennis complex, annex, and baseball stadium
- Will include a new pedestrian greenway connecting to the Wake Forest campus
- A retention pond water feature will be constructed along the greenway
- Changes will be made to the street grid around the sports facilities
- Will include a rail stop on the proposed North-South Passenger Rail line
- 67 acres or more in size (Possibly 178 acres?)
- Received $35 million from the State Budget in 2023

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

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Coptic Orthodox Church of Winston Salem
- Construction Start: Spring 2023
- Completion: Summer 2024

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

Credit: Preservation Forsyth

African-American History Museum (Happy Hill / Liberia)
- Developer: Triad Cultural Arts
- Architect: Glenn Fulk
- Renovate two historic shotgun houses into a new African-American history museum
- Also will include an events center
- Construction Start: 2024
- Completion: 2025

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: 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

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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
- Uses LED screen

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
- Plans include an outdoor stage
- Design Completion: Fall 2020
- First Phase Completion: August 20, 2021
- Second Phase Start: Fall 2023

Credit: Robert A.M. Stern Architects LLP

Stevens Center Renovation (Theate District) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Architect: Steinberg Hart / Little Diversified
- General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction and W.C. Construction
- 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: $100 million
- State Funding: $83.3 million
- Construction Start: November 15, 2023
- Completion: Between Summer 2025 and Spring 2026

Reynolds Auditorium Renovation (West Highlands)
- Renovation Architect: Ersoy Brake Appleyard Architects
- Renovate a 100 year old building
- Renovations to the stage floor, updated house lights and aisle lighting, repair spalling on the balcony, and replace the carpet
- Construction Start: Summer 2023

Williams Auditorium (Columbian Heights)
- Developer: State of North Carolina
- 1,600 seat auditorium
- Cost: $57 million
- Completion: 2028

Pegram Hall Renovation
- Developer: State of North Carolina
- Renovate the building and install a new elevator
- Cost: $16 million
- Completion: 2028

Eller Hall Renovation (Columbian Heights)
- Developer: State of North Carolina
- Renovate the building and install a new elevator
- Cost: $10.8 million
- Completion: 2028

Forsyth Tech Transportation Center Expansion
- Developer: Forsyth Tech
- Expansion Size: Nearly 30,000 square-feet
- Will also renovating existing space
- Cost: $7-7.5 million

Credit: Michael Graves Architecture & Design

New Brunson Downtown Elementary School (Produce District)
- Developer: Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Schools
- Architect: Michael Graves Architecture & Design / Walter Robbs
- Landscape Architect: Stimmel
- Engineering: SKA Consulting
- MEP Engineer: WGR Engineers and Consultant Engineering Services
- Size: 103,500-square-feet / 500 Students
- To be clad in brick and metal panels
- Land Cost: $2.2 million
- Construction Cost: $52.4 million
- Is a brownfields project and will reuse the Thomasville Furniture Factory site
- Demolition Start: First Quarter 2023
- Construction Start: February 14, 2024
- Completion: December 2025

Credit: Walter Robbs

Ram's Point Apartments & Retail (East End)
- Developer: MTB3 Properties
- Architect: Walter Robbs
- Size: 33,000 square-feet
- Use: 28 Apartments and 11,000 square-feet of Retail
- Amenities: Fitness center, granite counter tops, and a rooftop green space with a view of the skyline

Wachovia Residences (West Salem)
- Developer: Reich Brothers
- Adaptive-reuse of a 1910 neighborhood grocery building into residential units
- Units: Four apartments
- No parking spaces / car-free

Crystal Towers Renovation (West Side)
- Developer: HAWS
- Architect: Steele Group Architects
- General Contractor: Whiting-Turner
- Will replace elevators, update building systems, and renovate the Mid-Century Modern exterior
- Elevator replacement alone will cost around $1 million
- The exterior will be restored and modernized
- Plans and cost estimate for renovation expected: Summer 2024

Credit: AtriumHealthWakeForestBaptist

Cloverdale Surgery Center (Ardmore) STREETCAR ROUTE - CYCLE TRACKS
- Developer: Wake Forest Baptist Health
- General Contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie / Frank L. Blum Partnership
- a.k.a., Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Outpatient Surgery – Cloverdale
- Size: 78,000+ square-feet
- Operating Rooms: 8
- Skybridge to connect it to surrounding buildings
- May contain an endoscopy center
- Will have otolaryngology, general surgery, orthopaedics, urology, and plastic surgery
- A robotic surgery training center is included in this project
- Could be a much larger project - Still waiting for more details
- Cost: $74+ million
- Will be built to add more floors to the roof in the future
- Final Approval: Jan, 28, 2024
- Construction Start: early-2024
- Completion: May 31, 2025
- Opening: July 1, 2025

City Training Center (East Side)
- Developer: City of Winston-Salem
- Cost: $5-6 million
- The City will build a training center to help fill vacant job positions
- Degrees, certifications, and endorsements will be offered
- After completing/passing the educational program, the City will hire you
- Will partner with multiple educational organizations to provide the training

High Point University Winston-Salem Campus
- Developer: High Point University School of Health
- HPU signed a seven-and-a-half-year office lease at 125 Sunnynoll Court
- They have the option to renew the lease twice for three years each, which could bring the lease to thirteen-and-a-half-years
- This would be a new university campus in Winston-Salem for those wanting to take medical classes and enter the health field at the many hospitals in Winston-Salem

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

Health Simulation Lab (Old Salem)
- Developer: Salem College
- Salem College is planning a Health Simulation Lab for students to experience the clinical environment

Salem College Innovation Lab (Old Salem)
- Developer: Salem College
- This proposed space is described as something similar to a makerspace, with options such as 3D printing and laser cutting, as examples

Belews Creek Nuclear Power Plant
- Developer: Duke Energy
- North Carolina's first nuclear power plant in 36 years
- Announcement Expected: August 2023
- Early Site Permit from Nuclear Regulatory Commission: June 2025
- Used nuclear fuel will be cooled in enclosed steel-lined concrete pools for 7-10 years and then stored on site in concrete storage containers that can withstand extreme events
- Federal funding could be available
- Construction Start: 2030
- Completion: 2035

DTE Renewable Energy Power Plant
- Developer: DTE Renewable Energy
- A renewable energy power plant project
- Will sell renewable energy to other power companies

NextEra Energy Water Recycling Plant
- Developer: NextEra Energy Resources
- A wastewater recycling plant, capable of recycling over 60 million gallons a year

Nissen Wagon Works Warehousing:
- Developer: M Group Companies and Land South
- Use: Warehousing
- Construction Start: Summer 2023
- Completion: Spring 2024

Hanes-Lowrance Building
- Adaptive-reuse project will create 100,000 square-feet of tech office space
- 1920's building will be converted into an educational-tech office building
- Will include a model classroom, allowing educators to see and use the tech in a classroom setting

Downtown Amphitheatre (Arts District) ENTERTAINMENT NOISE DISTRICT
- Feasibility study to find a location and study the economic impact
- Size: 5,000+ seat amphitheatre with additional grass seating
- Can host large downtown concerts under the stars
- Zoning to Noise / Entertainment District Zoning was approved In December 2018

Credit: John Coyne / TDC

Skateboard/BMX Park
- A feasibility study will be conducted for a national competition level Skateboard and BMX park in downtown Winston-Salem
- It will be designed to host major national-level competitions
- A playground and a running/walking track will also be studied as a separate project

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: Creative Corridors

Oliver Cycling Park (Brookstown)
- Landscape Architect: Walter Hood
- A park where two bike & walking paths intersect, near Liberty & Cemetery streets
- Will feature heritage landscaping, a gathering space, and a pavilion
- Cost for Current Phase: Estimated at $10 million
- The City would like to line the path with art
- Construction Start: 2025

Salem Lake Park Improvements
- Architect: Norwood Architecture & Design
- General Contractor: Barr Construction
- This project will add a two-storey open-air pavilion with offices and boat storage on the lower level, a new launch area for boats, a new floating dock with 12 boat slips, and a soft launch area for canoes and kayaks
- Also includes shoreline bulkhead repair, new paths and sidewalks, lighting, a new safety surface for the playground, park furniture, new landscaping, and new picnic shelters
- Construction Start: September 2021
- Completion: Second Quarter 2023 (Parts of the project could open early)

Credit: Innovation Quarter

Fogle Commons / IQ Infrastructure (IQ District)
- Architect: Stimmel Associates
- Developer: Wexford Science & Technology
- General Contractor: Whiting-Turner / W.C. Construction Company
- Space for live music, arts, performances, academic, and corporate events
- Will have programed entertainment and events
- Construction Start: September 2023
- Completion: October 2024

1913 Lord & Burnham Conservatory Restoration (Reynolda)
- Developer: Reynolda House
- Cost: $4 million
- Will restore the Lord & Burnham conservatory, built in 1913, to its original condition
- Work includes glass replacement, structural repairs, new HVAC, and ADA upgrades
- Florist Workshop will be restored and converted into a Welcome Center
- Construction Start: Summer 2023
- Completion: June 2024

Cloverleaf Park (IQ District)
- Design: Stimmel Associates
- Will include a bike and walking path
- Construction Start: 2024

Credit: Gateway Nature Preserve

Gateway Nature Preserve Observation Platform (Washington Park)
- Developer: The Gateway Nature Preserve
- Will be a $33,000 330 square-foot creek observation platform
- Will have signs telling the history of Salem Creek, the various animial species in and around the creek, and the signs will describe the creek's geology

Granville Park Renovation (Granville Park)
- Developer: City of Winston-Salem
- General Contractor: Ramey Inc.
- Construction Start: January 2023
- Workers will repair historic arched stone bridges and repair paths in the park
- Work also includes new lighting, tree removal, reconstruct the tennis courts, improve handicapped accessibility, and work on storm drainage issues

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
- Will install a new Glice ice rink in November 2024, to operate each year between November and February

Credit: ArchSTUDIO7 / OSSA Studio

Liberty Plaza Renovation (Financial District)
- Developer: Mayfair Street Partners
- General Contractor: OmniVerus
- Clean and paint the exterior of the building to modernize it
- Create an outdoor dining transition area between Liberty Park Sensory Garden and the ground floor restaurants
- Work started: July 2023

Corpening Plaza Water Gardens & Park Renovation (Financial District)
- Developer: City of Winston-Salem
- A renovation of the park and water features
- Cost: $4.2 million

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

LGBTQ Monuments
- Developer: New York City-based New Museum
- Museum will work with local artists to find locations and create monuments for Winston-Salem's LGBTQ community
- Contact them if you would like to be a part of this effort

Interstate 285 (IQ District)
- Developer: NCDOT
- Upgrade the John Gold Expressway into an Interstate
- 6-lane Interstate (3 in each direction)
- Right-of-way acquisition: May 30, 2025
- Construction Start: September 15, 2026
- Creative Corridors will add lighting, artwork, decorative features, brick, and more to the project
- Bridges will be upgraded with bicycle lanes and an enhanced pedestrian experience
- Seeking a $586,960 planning grant from Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods for the three downtown bridges (local match is required)

Shallow Ford Historic Site
- Developer: The Conservation Fund of Arlington, Va., and Sons of the American Revolution
- They are raising money to convert this into a North Carolina State Park
- The Shallow Ford was a river crossing for the Yadkin River in the 1700s
- It's where the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road crossed the Yadkin River
- This is where Lord Charles Cornwallis led British troops across the Yadkin River into Winston-Salem / Forsyth County in February 1781
- They would like to have the park completed and interpreted in time for the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution
- They would like to add historic signage, trails along the Yadkin River State Trail, and an access for river canoeing

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 to bring national restaurant/retailers to this project
- Uses: Retail/Restaurants/Entertainment
- Signed an option to purchase with a required closing date of January 31, 2025 or earlier

Wagon WRX (IQ District)
- Developer: The IDI Group Companies
- This is the conversion of the 1893 Nissen Wagon Works Building into a mixed-use development
- Uses: Retail, Restaurants, Entertainment, Residential on the top floor and possibly Office Space
- Will have residential on the top floor and a basement restaurant with bar

Salem Bottling Works (West Salem)
- Developer: Jared Rogers / QAH Group
- General Contractor: LMI Builders
- Will renovate the 1920s Coca-Cola Building into a restaurants with office space and hotel rooms on the top floor
- A craft beer brewery is in talks to locate here
- Outdoor courtyard will have spaces for live music and entertainment
- May have a carousel
- Will have a 1,000 square-foot balcony with skyline views
- Will have outdoor and rooftop seating with skyline views
- Front door will be restored as the main entrance
- Bobby Boy Bakeshop has leased here and will have their commercial kitchen in this building
- Will be landmarked and restored to its original 1929 appearance with the 1940s wings restored to their original appearance
- A 1956 Coke vending machine in the building will be restored and displayed
- Construction Start: March 2023
- Completion: 2025

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
- 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 $52 million
- Construction Start: In the next six years

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
- The project may have to use streetcars/trams instead of LRT, depending on the route
- 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
- Will be double-tracked for most of the route
- 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
- Senate Bill 520 would start the early processes to study, design, and build a Commuter Rail System in Winston-Salem
- Rails Preserved by Regional Transit Authority

Amtrak at Union Station (Columbian Heights)
- Winston-Salem is one of 10 or 12 cities being considered for passenger rail expansion through the USDOT Federal Railroad administration's Corridor Identification and Development Program
- The train station is already completed and ready and would rank among the top historic Amtrak stations in the Carolinas

Rails-to-Trails Bicycle Commuter Highway Expansion Winston-Salem's High Line (IQ District)
- Landscape Architect: Stimmel Associates
- Engineering: HDR
- 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
- The City was awarded a RAISE Grant for this project
- Residents along the path are twice as likely to commute by bicycling or walking and four times as likely to commute by public transportation
- Design Start: Spring 2024
- Design Completion: Summer 2024
- Construction Start: September 30, 2024
- Completion: Fall 2025

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 2024
- Completion: Summer 2025

Salem Parkway Bike & Pedestrian Path
- General Contractor: Smith-Rowe Construction
- 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
- Includes a 400 foot/122 metre long bicycle flyover ramp
- 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
- New Eastern-half Plans Finalized: Summer 2022
- Western-half Design Start: August 2022
- Western-half Plans Finalized: January 2024
- Construction Restart (Eastern-half): April 2024
- Completion (Eastern-half): May 2025
- The Western-half will start as the eastern-half finishes construction

Salem Creek Greenway Extension
- Developer: City of Winston-Salem
- Connect Forsyth Tech to Marketplace Mall and Downtown
- Distance: 1.17 miles
- Will include a tunnel under the parkway for cyclists and pedestrians
- 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
- City will spend $200,000 to study extended the trail to become part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Smith Reynolds Greenway:
- Developer: City of Winston-Salem
- Seeking $300,000 for a greenway feasibility study
- The greenway would connect Bowen Boulevard to Lansing Drive.

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

Credit: City of Winston-Salem

Downtown Streetscape
- Developer: City of Winston-Salem
- Construction Drawings: Davenport Engineering
- General Contractor: Sharpe Brothers
- 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
- City workers are installing protected bike lanes, using the sidewalk as a concrete barrier between cars and cyclists
- The historic Old Salem Neighborhood will have its streets restored to their original appearance
- Old Salem Phase Start: August 2020
- MLK Phase Design Completion: Early-2023
- First Phase Construction Start: October 2020
- First Phase Completion: January 2023
- Second Phase Construction Start: February 2023
- MLK Phase right-of-way acquisition: September 30, 2024
- Full Completion: Early-2024

Credit: City of Winston-Salem

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
- WSTA is studying micro transit and may go beyond fixed-route services
- 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.

Yadkin Valley Regional Bicycle Plan
- Encourage bicycle tourism and economic development in Metro Winston-Salem
- Will connect all of the Yadkin River Valley counties with separated bicycle paths
- Would like to convert Norfolk-Southern L-Line in downtown Winston-Salem to a rail with trail project
- For every dollar spent on bike paths, that community gains $1.72 in economic benefits

L-Line Bike Path
- Plans to convert the Norfolk Southern L-Line into a bicycle and walking path
- Would connect downtown and West End to Hanes Mall and Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
- Preserves the rail line for future rail transit or use by Norfolk Southern
- Requires approval from Norfolk Southern

New WSTA Office Building
- Developer: Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA)
- Architect: Morris Berg Architects
- Replace an outdated and too-small 1977 office building with a new office building

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 30 feet / 9.15 metres west and work on Taxiway F
- Remove terrain obstructions from one of the runways
- $6 million taxilane and ramp to the new aviation college
- A new study will find the best uses for airport-owned land
- They would like to build a hanger for electric VTOL aircraft
- Add a new hangar for single-engine planes, helicopters and electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft
- Develop 64 acres on the eastern side of the airport for an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) project
- Use land at Akron Drive and Liberty Street for a new building with flexible uses, including an aviation business incubator
- The State will create an airport zone to reduce both City and County taxes by 50% for the UAS/eVTOL industry
- Construction Start: Summer 2016

Credit: C Design

Smith Reynolds Airport Restoration (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Developer: Airport Commission of Forsyth County
- Architect: C Design / Michael Graves Architecture & Design
- General Contractor: I.L. Long Construction
- Engineering: AVCON, Inc.
- 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
- An area for food trucks may replace the proposed Piedmont Airlines DC-3 exhibit
- Will demolish the 1963 departure lounge, a rental car wing, and an air cargo building
- The city is planning a major streetscape project between the airport and downtown's IQ District and between the airport and Whitaker Park
- A Savoia-Marchetti S.56c will hang from the ceiling of the waiting room and a DC-3 in Piedmont Airlines livery will be displayed outside
- Terminal Restoration Cost: $21 million
- Total Cost: $86 million
- Construction Start: March 2022
- Completion: Fall 2024

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

AeroX Innovation Hub (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Developers: Winston Starts and Venture Cafe
- Use: One of five planned emerging innovation hubs in the city, this hub is for aerospace startups
- Equity-free grants to relocate early-stage businesses
- Create flex-space for UAS and eVTOL research startups
- Part of a goal to establish 250 thriving startup businesses
- Creating a national model ecosystem for advanced air mobility
- Developing a low-altitude air traffic control system at Smith Reynolds Airport
- Will create a UAS technologies testbed in Winston-Salem for startups and established companies
- Will have a first-of-its-kind specialized FAA certification acceleration office for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft industries
- Forsyth County may make changes to the weather equipment and radar at Smith Reynolds Airport, as part of this project
- Smith Reynolds Airport is holding 75 acres for UAS development
- Partnering with Elizabeth City State University to offer four-year aviation science degree at Smith Reynolds Airport for 100 students
- May include development projects and leases signed at Winston-Salem locations away from the airport?

Credit: AeroX

ECSU Airport Campus (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Developer: University System of North Carolina
- Architect: Walter Robbs
- ECSU is planning a new campus at Smith Reynolds Airport
- The new campus will offer a four-year aviation science degree and start with 100 students
- ECSU plans to work together with the neighboring Woodruff Aviation College

Credit: Walter Robbs / Lindsay Architecture

New Hangars (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Developer: Airport Commission of Forsyth County
- Architect: Lindsay Architecture
- General Contractor: Samet / Gilgeours Construction
- Will build a new 20,000 square-foot hangar at the airport
- Also $4 million to replace a Quonset hangar with a new hangar
- 20,000 Square-foot Hangar Cost: $15 million
- Construction Start: April 2024
- Completion: September 2025

North State Aviation Hangar (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Developer: Forsyth County
- Cost: $14.9 million
- North State Aviation is the tenant and will create 325 new jobs at the airport when the hangar is completed

Sports Facilities:

Credit: bloggersodear

Credit: WFU

LJVM Renovation (Alta Vista) * FUTURE LIGHT RAIL *
- Architect: CBRE Heery
- New $17.5 million veterans memorial plaza
- Corner Video boards
- New LED lighting
- New 360 ribbon boards
- More club-level seating
- Renovated womens basketball locker room (LS3P is the architect for the locker rooms)

Allegacy Stadium Renovations (Alta Vista) * FUTURE LIGHT RAIL *
- Workers will renovate the West Concessions, 1834 Market, and Deacon Market at Allegacy Stadium
- Construction Start: Spring 2024
- Completion: Late-Summer 2024

Credit: Kuo Diedrich Chi Architects

Tanglewood Championship Course Clubhouse (Tanglewood)
- Architect: Stitch Design Shop and Kuo Diedrich Chi Architects
- General Contractor: Samet Corp.
- Developer: Forsyth County
- Will replace an outdated building with major structural issues that was designed for the 1974 PGA Championship
- Workers have finished renovating the Championship Course
- The new clubhouse will be designed so they can host a PGA pro event in the future
- The North Carolina General Assembly approved $4 million for construction in the State Budget
- Approval of $15 million from Forsyth County in December 2023 allows the project to move forward
- Basement will be used for golf cart storage, it will have a pro shop, kitchen/bar, and meeting rooms
- Construction Start: March 2024
- Completion: Summer 2025
- Ready for tournaments: Fall 2025

Hanes Park Sports Facilities (West End)
- Developer: Home Team Advantage
- Architect: West & Stem Architects
- Demolish an existing Mid-century Modern gym and build a new gym and football stadium
- Football stadium named M. Douglas Crater Field and Stadium
- Construction Start: July 2020

Credit: Pendulum

Truist Stadium Upgrades (West End Village)
- Developer: City of Winston-Salem
- Architect: Walter Robbs
- Cost: $5.1 million
- General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction and W.C. Construction
- The Chicago White Sox want upgrades to Truist Stadium
- Major League Baseball stadium report completion: December 2021
- The City will have three years to complete the upgrades
- Upgrades may include additional seating to expand capacity
- Requested Upgrades: Private locker rooms for female coaches, staff, and umpires; laundry, equipment, and commissary upgrades to the home team clubhouse
- More Upgrades: Larger visiting team clubhouse with upgrades to the commissary, shower & toilet facilities, training room, coaches' locker room, and a separate office for the visiting manager
- Also Requesting: Changes to the bullpen mounds; changes to the wall height in the right field corner; improved field drainage; a lighting review; and adding a second enclosed hitting/pitching tunnel
- West & Stem Architects are designing Lost Worlds Beer Garden for Lost Worlds Brewing Company at the stadium
- The team is requesting (and the team will pay for) office space and outfield restrooms
- Will use $5 million in limited obligation bonds
- Construction Start: October 2023
- Completion: July 2024

"Noteworthy-Only" Metro Projects:

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Vade Mecum Springs (Hanging Rock)
- Developer: State Park System
- Landscape Architect: OBS Landscape
- State Bond Money: $2.9 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

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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

Exposition Center
- Developer: Forsyth County Commissioners
- Architect: Walter Robbs
- General Contractor: Shelco
- A new facility for conventions, trade shows, concerts, and events
- Construction Start: Summer 2022

Credit: West & Stem Architects

Körner’s Folly Visitor Center
- Architect: West & Stem Architects
- General Contractor: Wilson-Covington
- Size: 5,600 square-feet
- Wolfe Visitors Center is named for John and Bobbie Wolfe who helped save the 1880 structure
- Collection Storage: Over 1,300 square-feet of collection storage
- The visitor center will have a community room, rotating exhibition space for historical artifacts, meeting space, research library, offices, gift shop, activity lawn porch, and media room
- Construction Start: February 2023
- Completion: January 2024

Credit: Little Diversified

City Centre Building
- Architect: Little Diversified
- General Contractor: Balfour Beatty
- Will become Lexington city offices
- A reclad and reuse of the former Lexcom Headquarters Building
- Construction Start: Summer 2022
- Completion: Summer 2024

Dan River Educational State Forest
- Developer: The Piedmont Land Conservancy
- Size: 848 acres
- Location: Along the Dan River in metro Winston-Salem
- Will become the Triad's first educational state forest
- Will serve the educational and recreational needs of metro Winston-Salem, while protecting the waters of the Dan River and its wildlife habitat
- A large number of rare aquatic species can be found in this stretch of the river
- The Mountains-to-Sea Trail will pass through the site and it will provide river access to the Dan River State Trail for canoers and kayakers

Macy Grove Industrial Park
- Developer: NorthPoint Development
- Land: 155 acres near Salem Parkway
- Size: 1.4 million square-feet
- Construction Start: Fall 2021

Credit: Sunhouse Development

Spencer's Mill Hotel
- Developer: Sunhouse Development
- General Contractor: J.G. Coram Co.
- Adaptive-reuse into a 77-key upscale boutique Marriott Tribute Portfolio hotel
- Will include a market center, courtyard with water feature, outdoor event lawn, full-service restaurant, bar, pocket park with splash pad, taproom/coffeehouse and spa
- Convention & Meeting Space: 44,000 square-feet of convention space and 26,500 square-feet of additional flexible space
- This project will have a rooftop lounge
- The project will use historic tax credits.
- Construction Start: Fall 2022
- Completion: Fall 2024

Credit: HDR

Siemens Mobility Eastern U.S. Passenger Rail Facility
- Developer: Siemens Mobility
- Architect: HDR
- General Contractor: Graycor
- Cost: $350 million
- Jobs: Over 1,000
- Will be "carbon neutral"
- Will make 264 new passenger rail cars a year in 2024
- Will become their largest North American facility
- Will build new passenger rail coaches for intercity and regional rail services as well as overhauling locomotives and passenger coaches
- Will become their base for manufacturing and maintenance east of the Mississippi River
- Includes a first of its kind overhauling operation for locomotives and passenger coaches
- Will make rail vehicles that can run on hydrogen or battery power
- Clients include Amtrak, Canada's VIA Rail, and over 40 mass-transit systems in the U.S., and Canada
- It will use the latest technology, including 3D printing
- Construction Start: March 2023
- Official Groundbreaking: August 2023
- First Phase Completion: Fall 2024

Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd.
- Cost: $233 million
- Use: Advanced manufacturing facility to make lithium-ion battery pouches for electric vehicles
- Will create nearly 400 new jobs

Nucor Steel Mill
- Developer: Nucor
- General Contractor: Delta Fab
- Concrete Contractor: Wayne Brothers Construction
- Multi-building steel mill development
- N.C.R.R. will build a new rail spur and loading docks for the project that will use the Winston-Salem Southbound Railroad
- This will be a "green steel" plant using modern efficient electric furnaces and sustainable electricity
- Nucor has set a goal to be carbon free by 2050
- Cost: $350 million
- Construction Start: August 2023
- Completion: Spring 2025

Shore Road Industrial Park
- Developer: Stoltz Building & Development Company
- General Contractor: ITAC
- Size: 147 acres (built in two phases)

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
- Third Phase Construction Start: Fall 2022
- Third Phase Completion: First Quarter 2023

Credit: McCulloch England Associates

Kernersville Medical Center Expansion
- Developer: Novant Health
- Architect: McCulloch England Associates
- Will add a fourth floor to the existing building, with a catheterization lab, maternity center, and 13 new beds
- Cost: $50 million
- Construction Start: February 2022
- Completion: April 2024

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
- An indoor hydroponic hemp-growing facility will open at Depot District in 2022
- Received $24.9 million grant from the USDOT in September 2020 for the multi-modal transportation facility to be completed in 2026

I-74 Corporate Park
- Developer: CIP
- Could Have Over 2,500 Jobs by 2021
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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.
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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:
Originally Posted by TwinCity

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:

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.

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.
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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.

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.

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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.
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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.

Originally Posted by rmhpmi @ WSTB

I missed one!
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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

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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.
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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. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Front-of-the...item1e85bea547

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

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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.
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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?

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 http://www.capstonebuilding.com
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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?

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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.

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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?
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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! (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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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!

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.

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The Porch Restaurant

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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

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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.,: http://cdn.theatlanticcities.com/img...12/06/map2.jpg

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.

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.
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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)


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: http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townn...6c75.image.jpg
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.
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Last edited by Matthew; Jan 29, 2017 at 3:53 AM.
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