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Old Posted Jan 29, 2019, 6:16 AM
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Yes, this is one of the cities from "10 Places to Watch for 2019." If you're here, you're already watching the development projects!

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Hotel Indigo:
Hotel Indigo is working on the signs they will install on the building exterior. Expect to see a 12 foot / 3.7 metre tall blade sign on the corner, with "Hotel Indigo," and a "Hotel Indigo" sign on the awning at the Fourth Street entrance. We could see signage, soon!

An update on the bar & restaurant on the ground floor:

Credit: sunnysidemillwork

A rare view of the north and east facades on Sunday (1/27):

Credit: winston_360

Another rare unicorn (view of the front!) from Monday (1/28):

Credit: fourthandtrade

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown:


Credit: piedmonttriadliving


Credit: tim_hutch

Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites:


Credit: vincerabil

Merschel Park:

Digging 17 feet / 5.2 metres down for the underground parking:

Credit: vincerabil

West End Station Apartments:
This is the best update we've seen for this project! Only a small part of this massive building will open this weekend for tenant move-ins. Most of the building is still under construction, as you will see below.

This section of the building, fronting Green Street, will be completed this weekend for tenant move-ins:

Credit: stageyourhousetriadnc


Credit: stageyourhousetriadnc

As you can see, most of the building is still under construction:

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Credit: stageyourhousetriadnc

The windowless ground floor is for parking under the building:

Credit: stageyourhousetriadnc


Credit: manuelmariscalolmedo


Credit: manuelmariscalolmedo

Dave & Buster's:

An update on this entertainment project:

Credit: sensibleairsystems

Efird Block Restoration:
Tattoo Revival has signed a lease in this development.

Twin City Motors Building Adaptive-reuse:

A look at the car... I wish someone would photograph the other history displays.

Credit: winston_360

419 Spruce Street: Built!
This project is now completed. It is the adaptive-reuse of the former Radio Center Building into spaces for two arts groups. The Little Theatre is located on the second floor and they have office space and two rehearsal spaces, including a smaller space that can be used for classes. The N.C. Black Repertory Company is on the ground floor, with a meeting space, two rehearsal halls, five offices, and a box office in the lobby. The building is designed to encourage collaboration, which could lead to both groups performing together.

Carolina Athletic Performance:
Completion for this 120,000 square foot sports training and hosting facility is now set for April 2019.

Rendering of the exterior:

Credit: Sports Events Magazine

First Baptist Church Restoration:

I can see new construction in the top left corner:

Credit: piedmonttriadliving


Credit: piedmonttriadliving


Credit: piedmonttriadliving

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:


Credit: umlaufgroup



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East-West Expressway Demolition:


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A couple new renderings of Industry Hill surfaced earlier this month. The drive-in/open space...



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Old Posted Feb 4, 2019, 6:23 AM
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I want to thank the photographers and local businesses, sharing updates on projects, who make this thread possible. Without you, these updates won't happen.

We have a BIG Hotel Indigo update for this week!

Last week was freezing, but this week should bring warmer weather to enjoy our favorite city! Be sure to visit your favorite downtown businesses this week!
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Hotel Indigo:
Congratulations to developer Simon Burgess. He is on a national list of executives to watch in 2019 for his massive two hotel, office, residential, restaurant, bar, and park development in downtown Winston-Salem, which includes this hotel. It's seen as a major transformative project worthy of national recognition. This past week, workers started restoring the original terrazzo flooring in the lobby.

A look inside (from a few weeks ago):

Credit: Simon Burgess


Credit: Simon Burgess

Original 1928 hardwood floors:

Credit: Simon Burgess


Credit: Simon Burgess

Restoring the lobby floor from last week:

"The existing floor is multi-color terrazzo mixes with areas of concrete. The architect wanted to show the history of the building in the flooring."

Credit: Dynamic Concrete Solutions

The original 1928 multi-color terrazzo department store flooring:

Credit: Dynamic Concrete Solutions

This section of flooring will be removed and new concrete will be poured:

Credit: Dynamic Concrete Solutions


Credit: Dynamic Concrete Solutions

Restoring the terrazzo floors (Friday 2/1):

Credit: elitecreteatlantic

Pouring new concrete to repair extreme floor settling (Friday 2/1):

Credit: elitecreteatlantic

Final Hotel Indigo Corner Sign:

Credit: Mayfair Street Partners

Final Hotel Indigo Fourth Street Awning:

Credit: Mayfair Street Partners

Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites:


Credit: lwaters311

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown:

This six storey building is just one more floor away from topping-out! (Sunday 2/3):

Credit: london.mccann

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Originally Posted by RoedigerHouse @ WSTB Forum
Hyatt Place Hotel:
This project has now resumed construction. They will construct a floor of underground stacked parking, a hotel lobby with restaurant above the underground parking floor, and office space for a bank headquarters. This will be reinforced concrete. Above the office space, workers will build hotel room floors, constructing the elevator cores and stair towers. The hotel will use modular construction from a downtown Winston-Salem-based modular construction company. They will build the hotel rooms in a factory, send them to the site, and use a crane to stack them above the concrete floors. This should take seven months. Finally, workers will clad the structure. The 9-storey Hyatt Place Hotel made a short appearance in a Bisnow article, allowing you to read about modular construction. This will be the first Hyatt hotel to use modular construction.

https://www.bisnow.com/los-angeles/n...-at-alis-97240

Merschel Park:

Utilities extended to the Hyatt Place and Crawford Condominiums construction sites:

Credit: vincerabil

Crawford Condominiums:
Workers are extending utilities to the site before the concrete pour. Yes, work has started on this project! It will be a 9-storey fully furnished building, providing a temporary place to stay for executives moving to Winston-Salem. The companies moving the executives to Winston-Salem will pay to rent the residences.

Bailey South:
This project is a two-storey former power plant building from 1926 converted into retail/restaurant spaces and a new-construction six-storey office building, for tech and creative companies, built on the back side of the 1926 building. The new six-storey office building is designed to match the 1926 building it will be attached to.


Credit: landmarkbuildersinc

More of the construction fence for this new six-storey office building and renovated two-storey retail base...

Credit: vincerabil

La TriSoccer:
We now have a name for this project, which is an adaptive reuse of an old warehouse complex into a soccer complex.

Hyphen Hops Brewing Company & Mixed-use:
And this project is now on our under construction list. The owner of the new brewery is Jason Kohrt. This should be an interesting adaptive-reuse project. The brewery will grow its own hops on site. The project also includes apartments and other retail. Winston-Salem always has two or three craft breweries under construction. We complete two and begin construction on another.

The brewery's owner:

Credit: hyphenhops


Credit: hyphenhops


Credit: hyphenhops

First Baptist Church Restoration:


Credit: sr_dc


Credit: sr_dc

West End Station Apartments:


Credit: westendstationapts

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:

It's on the left side:

Credit: juplesx

View from the tower crane - Notice the ice:

Credit: blue_tower_hook



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Broad Branch Distillery:
Broad Branch Distillery will appear on national TV, on the Discovery Channel. It should bring more visitors to downtown, to see the distillery and maybe visit other attractions.

River Run International Film Festival:
USA Today selected Winston-Salem's River Run International Film Festival as one of "10 Amazing Film Festivals Worth Traveling For." Moviemaker Magazine also selected it as one of the "Top 50 Film Festivals Worldwide Worth the Entry Fee." River Run is April 4-14 and is an Academy Award qualifying film festival. It's a great chance to see movies and attend events in some of your favorite historic buildings in downtown Winston-Salem. They also have free movies in Bailey Park, in downtown's IQ District.

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Old Posted Feb 10, 2019, 6:41 AM
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I want to thank the photographers and local businesses, sharing updates on projects, who make this thread possible. Without you, these updates won't happen.

We have several exciting new projects to follow this week, including a downtown engineering school expansion, several park projects, a new office building with retail, and news on a new downtown craft brewery!

This Winston-Salem band is nominated for a Grammy (Yes, the performance was recorded locally at the Fidelitorium):
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I'm impressed by the variety of music from Winston-Salem. If only one of the proposed demolitions happened this past week... this sounds like music to listen to while looking at something being demolished. I just remembered... The old Interstate 40 (East-West Expressway) is being demolished! Maybe I can find a photograph of it to post with this music.

Hotel Indigo:
Exactly eight weeks until this hotel opens!

A rare view of the Fourth Street facade:

Credit: fourthandtrade

"These panels are headed to Hotel Indigo in downtown Winston Salem along with a custom banquet package and 65 upholstered armchairs"

Credit: copperhead.studio

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown:
This project has now topped-out at the sixth floor.

Workers starting construction on the sixth floor:

Credit: piedmonttriadliving

The top floor observation level and enclosed bar:

Credit: Fam Brownlee


Credit: Fam Brownlee

Merschel Park:
It appears as if the site is graded and utilities are in place and they are preparing to pour concrete for the underground parking deck? Since this is the parking for Hotel Indigo, they will have to finish the underground parking in the next eight weeks?

Merschel Park and the Hyatt Place Hotel construction sites:

Credit: piedmonttriadliving

Merschel Park, Hotel Indigo, and Crawford Condominiums construction sites:

Credit: gdhuffman

311 East Third:
Chicago-based Ventas will invest $1.5 billion for 10 new developments by Wexford Science + Technology, including a new 11-12 storey building in downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District. The building, at Third Street, Fourth Street, and Patterson Avenue, will have space for tech companies, underground parking below the building, and retail space facing Bailey Park. No ground breaking date is set for this project, but it will be under construction in the next 24 months. Actual construction will take 18-24 months. No tenants were announced.


Credit: Wexford Science + Technology

Bailey South:

Interior demolition of the 1926 power plant building:

Credit: viatordesignandconstruction

Kaleideum Science Museum:
Look for commissioners to vote on their strategy to provide $30 million to the new downtown science museum. Construction is expected to start within the next 12 months.

Bailey Power Plant Complex:
Cugino Forno Neapolitan Pizza moved their opening back to March 1, 2019. The general contractor provided an update.


Credit: lmi.builders

Radar Brewing Company:
Radar Brewing Company will open on Ninth Street. Look for a three-barrel system with the ability to double their capacity. Radar will have 20 taps and a 3,000 square foot beer garden. They will also offer cider and wine. This new brewery should open in July.

8 West Third Street:

These 1957 elevators will be replaced (You can tell the space was last renovated in 1983):

Credit: m_h_griffith

Wake Forest School of Engineering Expansion:
Wake Forest University is expanding their downtown engineering school, in the IQ District, by roughly 25,000 square feet. They are planning classrooms, an integrated lab, a project studio, a makerspace, a traditional lab, an innovation lab, an auditorium, common space, and other labs for this expansion. In the next steps, they will design the spaces and begin construction.

First Baptist Church Restoration:


Credit: piedmonttriadliving

New expansion site:

Credit: piedmonttriadliving


Credit: piedmonttriadliving

815 North Trade Office Building:
Perkins will construct a new office building with retail at Eighth and Trade streets. Landmark Builders will be the general contractor. Few details are available at this time.

West End Station Apartments:

Working on the elevated gardens and two pools:

Credit: barbie_blandina


Credit: barbie_blandina


Credit: westendstationapts


Credit: westendstationapts

Winston Lake Park Improvements:
You said yes to the bonds and now the projects begin! Steele Group Architects was hired to design a boardwalk around the lake, a new strollway, a new pier, and new restrooms.

Salem Lake Park Improvements:
You said yes to the bonds and now this project can begin! An open-air pavilion, a new launch area for boats, a soft launch area for canoes and kayaks, and new picnic shelters are planned. Norwood Architecture & Design is the architect for this project.

Quarry Park Phase II:
You said yes to the bonds and now Stimmel Associates will begin design work on Phase II! Look for picnic shelters, a new playground, and they will work to create more shade for summer days in this popular park.

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:


Credit: chris_fish412

Rendering of the leasing office:

Credit: linkaptsiq



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East-West Expressway Demolition:
Completion is set for Spring 2020.

Workers are blasting rocks:

Credit: WXII 12



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Thanks for the updates! It's nice to be reminded of all the great stuff going on with BB&T's recent announcement. The continued concentration of corporate HQs in a few select cities is frustrating, to say the least.
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I really do feel bad for Winston. Downtown WS is one of my favorites. The city had all the tools to be bigger and more important than what it currently is, just lacked leaderships.
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Prepare yourself for this: BB&T only has 2,134 jobs in all of Forsyth County! A number that includes branch employees in the suburbs. Wells Fargo has more employees in Winston-Salem. BB&T has around four office buildings in Winston-Salem and only two of those buildings are downtown. They just purchased Republic Mutual Insurance's downtown HQ a year or two ago and won't renew any of the existing tenants' leases. They have never built anything in Winston-Salem and actually have fewer employees than they had just a few years ago. The merger is expected to increase the number of jobs to a number as low as 3,000 and maybe high as 13,000, depending on who you talk to. The part of the bank with the highest employment will be based in downtown Winston-Salem. If the merger adds thousands more jobs to downtown Winston-Salem, it's a win for both N.C., cities and could further add to the projects posted in this thread. There is already talk of a housing boom from Atlanta residents moving to Winston-Salem next year.

It doesn't seem like it was that long ago, when downtown Winston-Salem had the nation's 11th and 12th largest banks, side-by-side, on Second Street.

This was once one of the nation's wealthiest and fastest growing cities. The fastest growing in the south (by %) at one point. In 1920, when Winston-Salem was side-by-side with Detroit on the Census' top ten list of fastest growing cities (by %), there was a flood of wealthy businessmen from across the country wanting to buy and invest in the city. Though the city was gaining national attention for population growth, factories were creating more jobs than the number of people moving here. It led to companies poaching employees, unions, and wage wars. Business leaders invested in the best hospitals, parks, schools, etc., in the southeast, in both white and black neighborhoods, to make the city more attractive for workers and there was a desire to be world class, as a showplace. Businesses would take trains into neighboring states, promising jobs to anyone who boarded the train. Around 1927, some of the city's prominent businessmen had a plan to reduce the number of companies moving to the city and try to retake control. Later, the company that became mega-conglomerate RJR Nabisco (once #14 on the Fortune 500) would threaten to move their headquarters, if city leaders attempted to bring other large employers to the area. In the 1920s, city leaders thought Winston-Salem could become "THE" major city in the southeast and had little reason to doubt it could happen, but those are just two of the many actions that prevented it from happening.


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Notice that Winston-Salem's population density in the early 1920s was close to 7,000 ppsm. Two-to-three times higher than the other sizable cities in the state at that time. I think it peaked at around 7,500 ppsm. I think value of factory products peaked at #22 a few years later? The port was a massive International Rail Port, created through an act of Congress, with heavy trade between Winston-Salem and Europe and the Middle East. The rail port was located where the second phase of downtown's IQ District is planned, today. It had bridges and tunnels over and under it. It also had staging areas (where trains wait to enter and leave the port), which acted as mini-ports, near WSSU and Smith Reynolds Airport. The airport was multi-modal before that became a thing.

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WINSTON-SALEM--"The State's Largest City"
Winston-Salem, embracing 11 square miles with 7,040 acres of land, is the first in the State in population and third in area. In all lines of civic development the city is equipped for a city of 100,000 population. OUTSTANDING FACTS-- Winston-Salem, with an altitude of 1,000 feet, is the highest of the larger Piedmont cities. The annual mean temperature is 57.8 degrees. The property valuation is $110,170,505 with a tax rate of 95c. The 1923 facts follow: Municipal improvements, $2,224,400; total city revenue, $2,221,420; Post Office receipts, $310,405; banking capital, $2,920,399; resources, $41,970,333; deposits, $35,829,907. There are 7 building and loan associations. Winston-Salem has two large impounding lakes with a storage capacity of 1,000,000,000 gallons, while the daily consumption is only 7,000,000 gallons. There are 179 miles of water mains, 179 miles of sewer main, 90 miles each of paved streets and side-walks. CIVIC FACTS--Winston-Salem has an excellent Country Club and golf course. The best polo field in the State is here, as well as the largest baseball grounds and buildings. RESORTS--Hanging Rock includes 9,000 acres of fine mountain scenery. The Methodist Protestant Church is erecting a modern summer assembly plant here, capable of entertaining 400 guests. Roaring Gap has an altitude of 3,000 feet and embraces 3,000 acres. A modern summer resort with all amusements and a large lake is being developed here. Moore's and Piedmont Springs are noted resorts nearby. INDUSTRY-- Winston-Salem is pre-eminently an industrial city, ranking in the forefront of the large cities of the country in value of factory products. From an industrial standpoint Winston-Salem leads all the Southern cities except Baltimore, in the value of factory products. Winston-Salem ranks 37th in the United States in the value of factory products. She produces $41,000,000 more than Los Angeles, Cal.; $87,000,000 more than Atlanta, Ga.; $65,000,000 more than Fall River, Mass.; $75,000,000 more than the combined production of Richmond and Roanoke, Va. The Southern Railway handles more freight at Winston-Salem than is handled from any other point on its entire system. Winston-Salem pays the Federal Government over $100,000,000 Internal Revenue Tax annually and is the seventh largest Port of Entry in the United States, notwithstanding it is 200 miles inland. OPPORTUNITY-- Winston-Salem's past and present accomplishments are great, but there are still unlimited possibilities here. The Winston-Salem Real Estate Board will be glad to show them to you. Winston-Salem is the largest industrial city south of Baltimore. Here are located the largest blanket factory in the South, the largest factory in the United States for manufacturing men's knit underwear, and the largest bedroom furniture factory in the State. Winston-Salem has the largest tobacco factory in the world and is the second largest market for leaf tobacco in the State.
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This week: We have renderings for two new parks, a new craft brewery is open, and could we see another hotel in downtown?

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Hotel Indigo:
Seven weeks until completion! It still appears far from complete.

Coverings for air vents:

Credit: sunnysidemillwork

Part of the air vent covering, pictured above:

Credit: sunnysidemillwork

Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites:


Credit: rroameresq

Downtown Hyatt House Hotel:
Could we see another hotel on Fourth Street? Rumors are circulating that we could see a Hyatt House near Trade and Fourth streets. I guess we shall see what happens. Wow, there are a large number of hotels proposed and under construction in downtown!

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown:

A rare view of the southeast corner:

Credit: vincerabil

Bailey Power Plant Complex:
An update on Cugino Forno Neapolitan Pizzeria on the ground floor of Bailey Power Plant Phase I. The restaurant will open in two weeks.


Credit: cuginoforno

Gypsy Road Brewing Company: Built!
This brewery is now completed! Enjoy a beer with friends and check the brewery's food truck schedule.


Credit: Gypsy Road Brewing Co.


Credit: Gypsy Road Brewing Co.

500 West Fifth:

An update on the people-watching stairs & lobby:

Credit: sunnysidemillwork

Bailey South:


Credit: ringc95

Morris Building:
Developer Front Street Capital should announce their plans for this building in a few months. They would like for this to become retail/entertainment and may build an expansion on this building, but we will have to wait and see.


Credit: winston_360

757 North Apartments:
Philadelphia-based PMC Property Group has purchased 757 North Apartments in downtown's IQ District. Due to the success of their previous project, The Residences at the R.J. Reynolds Building, PMC Property Group has looked for other opportunities in downtown Winston-Salem. The Residences at the R.J. Reynolds Building is the tallest residential building in the Triad at 23 floors. At this time, nothing will change at 757 North Apartments. PMC Property Group is still looking for more opportunities to develop or purchase in downtown.

EGGER North American Headquarters:
Gray Construction is the general contractor.

Phase II concrete pour:

Credit: chandlerconcretecompany

Winston Junction:
They are building a velodrome for indoor bicycle racing, an axe throwing bar, a clothing store, and a market at Winston Junction. Workers are also constructing an elevated outdoor area with a skyline view, just in time for Spring! This is one of the more exciting entertainment projects under construction in downtown. While this is currently an adaptive-reuse project, they are applying for permits to build a new construction expansion to the historic building. Look for a late-night restaurant and yoga as part of a next phase, according to someone at the WSTB Forum.

Constructing a velodrome inside the downtown entertainment complex:

Credit: industryhillwsnc

The velodrome already has bicycle races scheduled... how many craft breweries are sponsoring this:

Credit: usnccws

Wood for market tables at Winston Junction Market:

Credit: winstonjunctionmarket

Exterior:

Credit: lmi.builders

Liberty Park:
Construction is set to begin in Spring 2020 on the Kaleideum projects, including this park. This is the full demolition of an early-1970s concrete plaza, and the brutalist office space below it, for a new park. The park will become a grand entrance to the Liberty Plaza office tower and Kaleideum Science Museum. Liberty Park and Merschel Park will be across Third Street from each other.

This seems to be the most refined of the two very rough conceptual sketches:

Credit: Gensler


Credit: Gensler

You can see the early-1970s plaza, with brutalist office space below it, in this photograph, below the tall white building:

Credit: rroameresq

From that angle, in the photograph above, it appears to be a one storey office building with trees on the roof.

Merschel Park:
We have renderings of the redesigned park! Completion for this park is set for Summer 2020. Yes, it is currently under construction! The park will hide a large underground automated parking garage for the three buildings on the eastern end of the site. The under construction Hyatt Place Hotel will have a restaurant & bar fronting the park, with outdoor dining space in the park. The park will also have restrooms and fire pits for cooler weather.


Credit: Mayfair Street Partners

A park bookended by three 9-10 storey buildings:

Credit: Mayfair Street Partners

It currently looks like this:

Credit: rroameresq

From the other angle:

Credit: vincerabil

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:


Credit: linkaptsiq


Credit: linkaptsiq



Alternative Transportation:

Zagster Bike Share Expansion:

Bike share is now available at Jamison Park and connecting greenways:

Credit: Beers N' Gears

East-West Expressway Demolition:

Where did the old Interstate 40 and its bridges go? The actual pavement is now demolished:

Credit: winstonwatchman

Union Station & Streetcar Yard:
According to Trains, in the March issue, Union Station is almost completed. Buy a copy and read about the restoration.


Credit: Trains



Off-Subject:


Credit: ralph_is_artsy

West Salem Neighborhood, near downtown:

Credit: parkplacetriad

A recently completed downtown residence in Our State Magazine:

Credit: ladyyardbird

Bailey Park Concerts:
Stone Temple Pilots will perform at Bailey Park, in downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District, this Spring. Tickets will be available on February 19, if you're interested.

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I want to thank the photographers and local businesses, sharing updates on projects, who make this thread possible. Without you, these updates won't happen.

Don't let the rain keep you away from your favorite restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, arts, breweries, and retail establishments in downtown! Instead of just talking about them, go visit them!

Rainy weather has greatly decreased the number of photographs this week and likely delayed a few projects.
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Hotel Indigo:
And the opening date has moved to April 28. A little over nine weeks away. It still seems too soon. I don't think they can open without the underground parking (see Merschel Park updates each week) and they haven't done anything to the building's two front facades, other than the ground floor.

The new corner blade sign will look very similar to this:

Credit: theefantasticmrfox


Credit: kingpharaohji

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown:


Credit: clarendonpropertiesnc

Wow, this city is very impressive! The hotel construction is in the middle of the photograph:

Credit: livvy1103

Hyatt Place Hotel:

Lower left corner:

Credit: vincerabil

Merschel Park:


Credit: ashloland

500 West Fifth:

Lobby Stair Treads:

Credit: sunnysidemillwork

Link Apartments 4th Street:
Demolition of the former Security Life & Trust Headquarters Building is scheduled for May. The Security Life & Trust Building was North Carolina's first Modernist office building when it opened in 1951. Sadly, it was cheaply reclad in 1963, removing all of the windows, except for those in a stairwell. It's no longer worth preserving. We could see construction on the new 6-storey apartment building with retail space, this Summer.

West End Station Apartments:

Views from inside: (You can see Courtyard Hotel, 500 West 5th, and First Baptist Church construction projects)

Credit: westendstationapts

Dave & Buster's:
Workers are starting the interior finishes at this barcade / entertainment venue.


Credit: jaethomp

Main & Third Parking Deck:
This 8-storey parking deck with retail space will be slightly redesigned, due to the Downtown Overlay design rules. It will supply parking for the neighboring Federal Building and a new creative/tech company office space project.

Demolition has started for this project:

Credit: tony.vuksic

Bailey South:

Renderings of the renovated 1926 power plant building and the attached new construction 6-storey office building:

Credit: frontstreetcapital

Construction progress:

Credit: WFCTSI

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:

They may have early move-ins this Summer for a few of the units?

Credit: linkaptsiq



Alternative Transportation:

Downtown Streetscape:
Would you like to make suggestions for the downtown streetscape plan? Attend the next meeting at Footnote, next to Bookmarks Bookstore in downtown. Be there on February 26, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. There will be a presentation and you can share any ideas you may have to improve both the appearance of the streetscape and the downtown cycling and pedestrian experience.

East-West Expressway Demolition:
This project could be completed as early as December 21, 2019 or as late as April 9, 2020. They are trying to complete this in December or January, but the weather could slow demolition and construction. The North Carolina Department of Transportation will know the completion date later this year. It's still exciting to see it "could" be completed in December, if the weather is good. The project is currently ahead of schedule.

Monday (2/18):

Credit: Steve E.

Since part of the former Interstate 40 (East-West Expressway) right-of-way will be replaced with a bicycle commuter path and this project includes a land bridge, a decorative pedestrian bridge to the downtown ballpark, and bicycle flyover ramps, we could enjoy the awesome bike and walking amenities much earlier than expected. Possibly in December! I don't know if the Oliver Cycling Park will open with the other cycling amenities?



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Downtown Concerts at the Coal Pit:
Alternative rock band Fuel will perform at Bailey Power Plant's Coal Pit on September 1. This large open-air industrial space has a nice skyline view.

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Yes, this is one of the cities Realtor.com listed as one of the "Next Urban Powerhouses." Very awesome!

Trying to find songs you haven't heard in years... This is a song I'm sure you haven't heard in many years, if at all:
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Hotel Indigo:

The newest building in this photograph is 90 years old:

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Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites:


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Twin City Motors Building Adaptive-reuse:

I wish I could read the history display in the window. Ford Model-T cars were assembled in this building and sold in the showroom:

Credit: onegirlswanderings

Collins Aerospace Office Building:
This project will update the exterior of the brick office building and renovate parts of the first and second floors. We could also see landscaping changes.

Bailey South:

The clay tile silo is now demolished on the southern end of the site:

Credit: brewchoice


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La TriSoccer:
This project is now starting and will appear on our construction list. LMI Builders is the general contractor for this project. It is a massive indoor and outdoor soccer complex.

Bailey Power Plant Complex:
Workers installed two sandstone wood-fired ovens, at Cugino Forno Neapolitan Pizza, each weighing more than 7,000lbs. The ovens are imported from Naples, Italy and maintain 1,000-degree temperatures. This will be the second Neapolitan pizza restaurant in downtown Winston-Salem. With 1,000+ degree ovens, it's a perfect restaurant for one of the retail spaces of a former coal-fired power plant. It also opens to an outdoor entertainment space called The Coal Pit. The restaurant should open this weekend, if they are still on schedule!


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The ovens didn't fit in the doors and I'm not sure how they got them inside:

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First Baptist Church Restoration:


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Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:


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Union Station & Streetcar Yard:

This is the one-storey side of the three-storey building. It looks restored:

Credit: umlaufgroup

East-West Expressway Demolition:
Right now, they are dealing with volcanic metamorphic rock, from the time when Winston-Salem was a volcanic archipelago. Expect to see a large amount of blasting. These volcanic rocks are close to the surface.

Demolishing the former Interstate 40:

Credit: abbiecooputhe

Green Street Pedestrian Bridge:
Construction will start on this bridge in May. This will be a dual tied-arch suspension bridge. The first of its kind in North Carolina. It will light-up at night, as a decorative feature on the downtown skyline and for pedestrian and cycling safety.

Broad Street Bridge:
Completion is set for May 2020. They will reduce the number of lanes to only one in each direction, with a turning lane in the middle. The new bridge will have a bike lane in each direction and wider sidewalks. Look for decorative lighting on the bridge.


Credit: simplysjg

"300 cubic yards of concrete is being poured into a rebar mesh in the Broad Street bridge" "the green area is where the rebar is located"

Credit: NC DOT

Bike & Pedestrian Land Bridge:
This cycling and pedestrian bridge will reconnect downtown with Old Salem, Salem College, Piedmont International University, and UNC School of the Arts. It's part of the city's cycle tracks system. They expect to complete this bridge this Summer! Yes, this Summer! They are currently working on the substructure. The new bridge will have a variety of plantings, from small bushes and flowers to colorful garden trees. This bridge will also have decorative lighting and lighting for pedestrian/cycling safety.

Downtown Streetscape:

Downtown residents and workers looking at the plans and sharing their ideas:

Credit: citywithdwellings



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Winston-Salem - A Job Growth Center:
According to Mayor Allen Joines, Winston-Salem's job growth was 5,300 net new jobs last year. That is more than the Greensboro High Point Metro Area, which has two of the state's top-10 largest cities, and almost as many net new jobs created as the Durham Chapel Hill Metro Area, which has Duke, UNC, and Research Triangle Park. It places Winston-Salem nationally among the top cities of its size in job creation. Over half of the jobs are office jobs and this explains the rise in new office projects in downtown Winston-Salem.

The headquarters for Art-O-Mat on Sixth Street in downtown:

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Yes, this is the city recently named a "Resurgent City" by NationSwell.

Are you ready for a massive 500 West 5th update? Maybe a look inside Hotel Indigo?

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Hotel Indigo:

A nice view:

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Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites:


Credit: randomrockstar

Hyatt Place Hotel:
The developer now has an agreement with the city-county utilities commission to extend sewer service to the hotel construction site.

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown:

Blue building on the far right:

Credit: tim_hutch

Blue building, on the far right, with a crane over it:

Credit: daryl.mjohnson

Kaleideum Science Museum:
Construction for this proposed downtown science museum is now fully funded. When completed, the entire project will cost around $43-45 million, including park space. They are still raising money for exhibits, so please donate! When they raise an additional $3.5 million for exhibits, construction will begin.

Bailey South:

Sunday morning fog:

Credit: nicoledtnguyen

Crawford Condominiums:
This project now has saw service and is ready to start.

First Baptist Church Restoration:

New HVAC Installation:

Credit: W & W Crane & Rigging

Twin City Motors Building Adaptive-reuse:

You can see the history display in the windows of the former Ford Assembly and Sales Building:

Credit: katherine.levano_photography

Dave & Buster's:
Workers are recladding the exterior and installing HVAC at this entertainment/barcade complex. This is one of the more interesting and "FUN" adaptive-reuse projects we are following.


Credit: sensibleairsystems

500 West 5th:
The signage uses "5th" instead of "Fifth," so I'll change the name of this project to match what the developer is using. Fifth is what the city uses on the street signs. I'm sure tech companies view 5th as more trendy.

An update on the lobby expansion:

Credit: tim_hutch

Removing the old insurance company sign and preparing to install the new 500 West 5th sign:

Credit: piedmonttriadliving

The new signage, on the roof of the neighboring smaller building, waiting to be installed:

Credit: piedmonttriadliving

The people-watching stairs look amazing!

Credit: sunnysidemillwork

Door to the framework below the people-watching stairs:

Credit: Credit: sunnysidemillwork

The door above is circled:

Credit: Credit: sunnysidemillwork

New Jobs / Growing Energy Tech:
Winston-Salem is growing its energy / smart grid tech cluster and the latest to join is energy engineering company Black and Veatch. They have signed a lease at the One West Fourth office tower on downtown's restaurant row, just a block or two away from the IQ District. One West Fourth seems to be the favorite address for energy tech companies in downtown Winston-Salem.

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:

Bailey South on the far left and Link Apartments Innovation Quarter on the far right:

Credit: bhhs_wsnc



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Downtown Streetscape:
Thank you for voting YES for the bonds! Davenport Engineering was hired to complete construction drawings for this project. Construction will begin around January 2020.



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Yes, that happened:

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Another new brewery in this week's update! Also, we have a massive Hotel Indigo and Union Station update! And a celebrity sighting on Fourth Street!

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Hotel Indigo:
Last week, we explored a finished hotel room. This week, we have photographs of the lobby, too! Workers are currently installing the EIFS cladding over the stair tower. They will also install this on the rough area on the building's west facade. This was accepted since the EIFS will be hidden by the Hyatt Place Hotel and Crawford Condominiums to be constructed on the neighboring sites. The developer said Hotel Indigo will be completed at the end of this month (19 days!).

A look at the exterior:

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Yes, a tour with the Mayor:

Credit: sirwinstonwineloft

A tour of the second floor with Winston-Salem resident and author Franklin Vagnone (Founder of Twisted Preservation) and his husband:

Credit: bluegreenwave

Gold Art Deco capitals at the second floor wine bar:

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Sir Winston Restaurant on the first floor:

Credit: sirwinstonwineloft


Credit: sirwinstonwineloft

Hallway with original 1928 hardwood floors:

Credit: bluegreenwave

Another look at the hotel rooms:

Credit: sirwinstonwineloft

It's a model room, so it's the only completed room:

Credit: sirwinstonwineloft

Trendy floors:

Credit: bluegreenwave

"We’ve got Walnut for days! You’ll be able to see these tables soon in the restaurant area of Hotel Indigo"

Credit: sunnysidemillwork

Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites:


Credit: pjw.photo

Merschel Park:
I do believe the rain is delaying this project. Rain is causing mud to reach Third Street, which will be corrected by the end of this week. This park will have a $225,000 sculpture, rising around 30 feet / 9.2 metres in height, as the centerpiece. According to City Beat, artists being considered include Abigail DeVille, Judith Shea, and Simone Leigh.

Efird Block Restoration:
We finally have a nice rendering of this project! Evergreen Hill Studio is the architect for this restoration project. If you would like to lease retail or office space in this project, please call: (336) 722-1986


Credit: Meridian Realty

Hoots Brewing Company on Trade:
STITCH Design Shop will be the architect for this new downtown craft brewery project, located at Trade & Seventh streets (Former Test Pattern space), across from the ARTC Theatre. The architects will enlarge the windows and upgrade the restrooms. This brewery space won't have a kitchen. Food at this brewery space will be provided by the neighboring restaurants. The brewery is currently starting the permitting process and will begin construction, soon!

8 West Third Street:
The conversion of an historic Class B office building into a Class A office building for creative and tech companies. This is the oldest steel frame skyscraper in North Carolina. It was originally Wachovia Bank's headquarters until 1965.

The detail they will restore, with this project, is amazing!

Credit: stevetice

Egger North American Headquarters:
Egger purchased six local homes for their employees. The office building in their first phase will open in Spring of this year, as the company's North American headquarters, and will have spaces for architects and designers to learn about Egger's products and to share new ideas and innovations. The first phase will cost $300 million. The project has three phases and when finished will cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars.

Winston Junction:
The market at Winston Junction will open March 30, with vendors selling food, arts/crafts, goods, beverages, and plants. Some of the under construction entertainment venues, offices, and retailers at Winston Junction will open at a later date.

This is the entrance to Winston Junction Market:

Credit: winstonjunctionmarket

A look inside at the market:

Credit: winstonjunctionmarket

Still hanging Sheetrock on the entertainment spaces:

Credit: winstonjunctionmarket

Office Space inside the Winston Junction mixed-use development:

Credit: wilsoncovington

Reynolds Place Arts Theatre:
We finally have renderings and a construction update for this project! STITCH Design Shop is the architect and Frank L. Blum Construction is the general contractor.


Credit: sunnysidemillwork


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500 West 5th:

The lobby appears to be almost finished...

Credit: sunnysidemillwork

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:

From a video for a company that bikes advertisements around downtown:

Credit: Bike My Ad

That is so Winston-Salem!


Credit: NC DOT



Alternative Transportation:

East-West Expressway Demolition:

Building new bridges to replace demolished bridges:

Credit: mdscheidt

Union Station & Streetcar Yard:

The one storey side of this three storey building:

Credit: winstonwatchman


Credit: faderre


Credit: faderre

I like the clock above the doors:

Credit: faderre

You can see the tallest skyscraper in the city from these big windows:

Credit: faderre


Credit: faderre


Credit: faderre

North-South Rail Transit System:
The North Carolina Department of Transportation toured several active projects in downtown Winston-Salem, including the right-of-way for this proposed rail transit line.


Credit: NC DOT



Off-Subject:

Celebrity Sighting: BBC World News Correspondent James Coomarasamy doing a report on downtown Winston-Salem (look for it next week!):

Credit: madeforyoumedia

Winston-Salem is now constantly appearing in national and international print and broadcast media and in a few TV shows. Very awesome! James Coomarasamy said he liked Mellow Mushroom Pizza and Foothills Brewing.


Credit: lcfairrington

Winston-Salem's historic Brookstown Neighborhood:

Credit: leawheels

Speaking of Foothills Brewing...

New neon sign at Foothills Brewing Company:

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Yes, this is next door to the Courtyard Hotel construction project:

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Yes, this is the city seen in a British magazine as a great place for investment, due to how attractive it has become to young college graduates!

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Hotel Indigo:
According to the developer, this hotel will open in 13 days. Less than two weeks! They are painting the EIFS brown on the stair tower. Again, when Hyatt Place Hotel and Crawford Condominiums are built, you won't see the EIFS.


Credit: wsambassadors

EIFS installation on the stair tower:

Credit: iamdrewlambe


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A night view:

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Credit: City of Winston-Salem

Second floor wine bar:

Credit: Gabriel Higgins

You can see the repairs from a 1938 renovation that added walls through the middle of a few of the Art Deco capitals:

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Credit: Gabriel Higgins

Amazing views:

Credit: wsambassadors

Assembling the hotel rooms:

Credit: Gabriel Higgins

An interesting nook:

Credit: Gabriel Higgins

Notice how tall the ceilings are! Ceilings are 14 feet / 4.3 metres tall in this building:

Credit: wsambassadors

A better look at the hallway:

Credit: wsambassadors

These are the original 1928 light fixtures, painted black to match the Agreeable Grey, gold, and white color scheme:

Credit: Hotel Indigo Winston-Salem

They don't look like the original light fixtures, but maybe they will in a closer photograph? They appear plain and not as decorative as the originals?

The globes on the lights are also original to the building, from 1928:

Credit: wsambassadors

Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites:

Installing the signage:

Credit: piedmonttriadliving


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Merschel Park:


Credit: iamdrewlambe

Radar Brewing Company:

Opening this Summer on Ninth Street, in downtown! Still searching for interior construction updates for this brewery.

Credit: radarbrewingcompany

Dave & Buster's:
This barcade/entertainment complex will open May 13. Did you know these barcades have 200-250 employees? Wow! I didn't know that many people worked there. Dave & Buster's prefers two-storey buildings, too. According to the press release, “Dave & Buster’s will provide Winston-Salem and the surrounding communities with a premier entertainment destination for the entire family, featuring a variety of arcade-style games, a state-of-the art sports-viewing experience, as well as an extensive food and beverage menu.”

Bailey South:

Still waiting for a crane to rise above this site, for the 6-storey office building:

Credit: massimoscaglioni

Robert Hall Hotel & Conference Center:
Another boutique hotel in downtown. It's moving slowly.


Credit: crusineagle

West End Station Apartments:

I'm still amazed at how big this project is, which is best seen in skyline photographs:

Credit: sriggan430

Winston Junction:
Ember will open an audio and home furnishings store, soon, in a retail space at downtown's Winston Junction. Ember and the store's owners moved to Winston-Salem from San Francisco. Winston Junction's Market will open March 30, with a variety of vendor stalls.

Vendors are touring the market space. Look for everything from vintage clothing to artisan chocolate:

Credit: lavenderandhoneykitchen

500 West 5th:
The lobby is completed or almost completed!

Finishing the people-watching stairs:

Credit: sunnysidemillwork


Credit: sunnysidemillwork

The lobby appears to be completed?

Credit: sunnysidemillwork

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:

Looking down on Link Apartments Innovation Quarter from the neighboring apartments:

Credit: mikesaigh

Preparing to install the COR-TEN Steel cladding:

Credit: bobhodgesrealtor



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Winston-Salem Has Become Attractive for Young College Graduates:
Downtown Winston-Salem appeared in a British-based magazine for European companies interested in expanding. They said "young talent is seeking a community that is fun, exciting, and social when they look to where they want to live after they complete their education. The focus of the younger generation is not on where or who will I work for but rather where will I live? Where previous generations would move based on where they could find a job, younger talent is now considering job availability after they have decided upon their location." "This social vibrancy in downtown Winston-Salem is what drives the relocation of this young generation to the downtown area and the Winston-Salem area. With continued growth of downtown through revitalization projects, and entertainment options, Winston-Salem will attract top talent for its companies. The city formerly known for Camel cigarettes and Hanes textiles is now quickly becoming a destination for young talent with fun, social, and vibrant entertainment options attracting talent that likes the benefits of power cities such as Nashville and New York, but at a much lower cost."


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Hotel Indigo:
According to the developer, Hotel Indigo will open April 7 (two weeks from today!) and the Sir Winston Restaurant, along with the wine bar on the second floor, will open a few days earlier. The restaurant could open roughly a week from now. They are currently waiting on an elevator inspection and they are still assembling furniture.

Reception Pods:

Credit: Hotel Indigo Winston-Salem


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Hyatt Place Hotel:
This 9-storey 133-key/room hotel with office space has all utilities in place. Look for work to begin soon on the underground parking deck. A 30-foot / 9.15-metre alley will separate the Hyatt Place from the Hotel Indigo. This developer is investing $120 million in six projects in Winston-Salem.

Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites:

A look at what is behind the brick cladding:

Credit: pjw.photo

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown:
Workers are installing the windows, installing drywall, installing the cornice, and removing the crane from the site. We should see more cranes on the skyline, soon, as work begins on four buildings taller than this hotel.

Look for the crane removal, cornice, and window installation in this photograph:

Credit: CRA

Crawford Condominiums:
This building is described as a 9 1/2-storey building with 24 residential units and a restaurant called The Restaurant on Fourth, with indoor seating and seating in Merschel Park. The restaurant will have floor-to-ceiling glass for a dramatic view of Merschel Park, both inside and at their outdoor seating.

Merschel Park:
All utilities are in place for the new park. The city has officially sent out a request for qualifications for artists interested in designing a major art work to be placed in the center of this park. If you're interested, you must notify the city by May 10. The city will select interested artists by June 28 and they will submit their proposals by September. The winning art work will be selected in Fall 2019 and it will be installed in the park in Fall 2020. The artwork can include water and light.

Hyatt Place Hotel and Merschel Park construction sites:

Credit: pjw.photo

Renderings of the under construction park: (The sculpture in the request for qualifications will go where the red sculpture is located in this rendering)

Credit: City of Winston-Salem


Credit: City of Winston-Salem


Credit: City of Winston-Salem

Amazon Fulfillment Center:
This is a one million square foot building. Construction is moving forward at a very fast pace!

A look at the office space:

Credit: hernandez12190

Green & West:
This is the restoration of a storefront in the historic West Salem Neighborhood. I think this will be a neighborhood garden store when they finish? It's a significant renovation and a large number of people are talking about it in the neighborhood.


Credit: greenandwest

Casper's Alehouse, Bar, Apartments & Office Space:
This project is in permitting and the developer expects it to open in December 2019. Fourth Elm is the general contractor. It won't be long until it appears on our first page construction list.

8 West Third Street:

Space for lease signs are now on the building:

Credit: american_custom_graphics


Credit: winston_360

Hyphen Hops Brewing Company & Mixed-use:
This project now includes a New Orleans-themed restaurant and a vendor market, to open around October 2019. Food for the brewery will be prepared in a commercial kitchen and served from a 1960s Volkswagen Bus converted into a stationary food truck. I guess it's a faux food truck? Look for a live music area at the new brewery complex. The number of apartments in this project has increased to 244. Fourth Elm is the general contractor for this massive adaptive-reuse project.

Bailey Power Plant Complex:
Cugino Forno Neapolitan Pizza had an unadvertised soft opening on Sunday (3/17) for friends and family. This space is now completed and anyone can visit. Be sure to visit the next time you're at Bailey Power Plant and The Coal Pit. In other Bailey Power Plant news, the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce has signed a lease at Bailey Power Plant for a satellite office. This office will collaborate on initiatives designed to accelerate the city's innovation and entrepreneurial economies. "Utilized by several staff members, the workspace will allow for more connections to be made and for ideas to flow more rapidly."

Ready to start the ovens:

Credit: cuginoforno

Sunday (3/17) soft opening for friends and family:

Credit: Revolution Mill

Sunday (3/17) soft opening for friends and family:

Credit: Revolution Mill

Still installing signage for the official opening:

Credit: cuginoforno

Cugino Forno Neapolitan Pizza, in downtown Winston-Salem's Bailey Power Plant, is now open and is attracting a large crowd:

Credit: cugino_forno_ws

Winston Junction:
Axe Club of America will open in mid-to-late May. They are a member of the National Axe Throwing Federation and adhere to NATF rules. Look for a variety of craft beers. For $20, you can axe throw for an hour. It's $40 for two-and-a-half hours. They will also have competitions and will host group events. If you're not an axe thrower, you can watch others axe throw.

Main & Third:
It has become difficult to find any photographs of this 8-storey project.

A rare aerial view (muddy site):

Credit: plane.and.simple

First Baptist Church Restoration:

A look at the inside:

Credit: jc671988


Credit: jc671988


Credit: jc671988


Credit: jc671988

Crystal Towers:
Remember this project? Six offers were made for this building and it is now under contract. They are prepared to officially sell this building to a developer in April, with final approvals.

West End Station Apartments:

Update on their massive courtyard with pool:

Credit: westendstationapts

500 West 5th:
The developer said the lobby is partially open. Thank you for the update. The lobby looks great! The new sign also looks good!


Credit: Flow

Unusual pull-down receptacles (electrical outlets) built into the people-watching stairs:

Credit: Flow

Work has started on the entry plaza:

Credit: Flow


Credit: piedmonttriadliving

Installing the signage:

Credit: piedmonttriadliving


Credit: piedmonttriadliving

Completed signage (lights-up on the skyline):

Credit: Fam Brownlee

MINIM:
Twin City Slice Pizza has now closed for demolition. Twin City Slice won't reopen in another location. The developer already has a demolition permit to demolish the restaurant for this proposed 11-storey building. It's time to watch this site for demolition equipment and the start of demolition!

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:
Patterson Avenue streetscape renovations are now out for bid.


Credit: wasteland_aerial_photography


Credit: Susan Smith

The building's tower crane:

Credit: blue_tower_hook



Alternative Transportation:

East-West Expressway Demolition:


Credit: marksaundersnc


Credit: winstonwatchman

Union Station & Streetcar Yard:
Several businesses are looking at the retail spaces, including an Egyptian restaurant and a handbags / accessories business.

The short one-storey side:

Credit: winston_360


Credit: mamallamaoriginals


Credit: Marc Keranen

Yes, it's a three-storey building! The brick pavers are original:

Credit: Marc Keranen



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Kinda cool to see Wachovia's name still engraved on that building. First Baptist Church is beautiful.
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8 West Third (Original Wachovia Headquarters) should be a great project to follow, as they convert it into a modern office building with expanded retail space.

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I want to thank the photographers and local businesses, sharing updates on projects, who make this thread possible. Without you, these updates won't happen.

An out-of-state publication said Winston-Salem is the next Asheville. Is that good or bad? I've already heard locals talk about people from Asheville moving to Winston-Salem and a significant increase in people making offers when you try to buy a house in the core neighborhoods. This is increasing home prices in the center of the city.

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Hotel Indigo:


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Desks:

Credit: sunnysidemillwork

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown:

Building under construction on the right side of this photograph:

Credit: creativimagz1

CoLaw Co-working Space:
CoLaw is opening a co-working space for lawyers in downtown Winston-Salem. The office will serve the Triad area. If you're a small law firm or individual, looking for specialized space for lawyers, you may be interested.

Reynolds Place Arts Theatre:

New rendering:

Credit: stitchdesignshop

Bailey South:

The metal structure, to the south, is demolished and a truck with a crane is loading materials into the 1926 building:

Credit: drjenbennett

Wells Fargo Center:
Aon leased space on two floors of the 34-storey Wells Fargo Center, bringing more jobs to downtown and increasing their workforce in the city.

Robert Hall Hotel & Conference Center:

Finally, a look inside:

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The original pressed-tin ceiling and the new stairs are nice:

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A construction update on the office space for creative agency Nu Expression:

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Hyphen Hops Brewing Company & Mixed-use:

An update on this new brewery:

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Wake Forest School of Engineering Expansion:
We have renderings of Wake Forest University's expansion of their downtown Engineering School! This is an adaptive-reuse project in downtown's IQ District.

Innovation Lab:

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First Baptist Church Restoration:


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500 West 5th:

A sign on the other side of the building:

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Hoots Brewing Company on Trade:
The architect shared renderings for this project! This is located on Seventh Street at Trade Street in downtown's Arts District. The brewery will open in August.


Credit: stitchdesignshop

Stevens Center Renovation:
Remember this project? A bipartisan State House bill will provide $42.2 million for this renovation project in the state fiscal year of 2019-2020, which starts July 1, 2019. The university must complete the renovations by June 30, 2023 to use the money. The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) said renovations will take 18 months. Robert A.M. Stern is the architect. They don't have a general contractor at this time. We have to wait to see if the House Bill passes, first. This project will restore the exterior of the building, including recreating the original theatre signage and marquee. The university is also seeking private funding for equipment and technology. The University of North Carolina School of the Arts would like to create an Arts Quarter on the western side of downtown to compliment the Innovation Quarter (IQ District), for research and tech companies, on the eastern end of downtown. UNCSA Chancellor Lindsay Bierman said "it is one of my top strategic priorities to help drive economic development in the city of Winston-Salem. I know that the arts drive economic growth, that they can be a catalyst for economic growth. We're developing plans to expand and diversify our programming and attract more people downtown and to Forsyth County." If this is approved, work could start this year and be completed in 2021.

Rendering of the project:

Credit: Robert A.M. Stern Architects LLP

West End Station Apartments:

Interior design work in the clubhouse:

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Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:

Grey building under the tower crane:

Credit: drjenbennett

Grey building, under construction, on the right of this photograph:

Credit: drjenbennett



Alternative Transportation:

Union Station & Streetcar Yard:
"The city of Winston-Salem has partnered with Winston Salem State University on an oral history project about the station. The oral histories will be featured in the reopening ceremony. Residents who have memories or stories about working or being in Union Station, or who know of people who do, are encouraged to contact Tom Flynn, the assistant director of archives and special collections for Winston-Salem State, at flynnth@wssu.edu or by phone at (336) 750-2426."


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East-West Expressway Demolition:


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Transit, Bike, & Pedestrian Improvements:
The city will hold its final public meeting for the Bicycle Master Plan on April 4th from 5:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., at Salem Lake Marina. Included in the plans are separated Class IV cycle tracks on Third Street in downtown and extending Long Branch Trail from downtown to the airport area. I'm excited to see what is planned for Third Street! Fifth Street in downtown is a priority for cycling improvements.

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Hotel Indigo:
Intercontinental Hotel Group's website now says this hotel won't open until May 16. Everyone working on this project is doing an awesome job! I like it!


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Our first look at the model hotel room bathroom:

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Preparing the rooms for guests (Thursday 4/4):

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The rugs are "U-shaped" and not the traditional rectangular rugs:

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Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites:

The hotel signage is lit on a Sunday night... do I see a blade sign?

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Snowy photograph confirming the blade sign on Third Street:

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This appears to be an older image, from before the the signage installation?

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Merschel Park:
They had a large amount of equipment on site on Monday. I'm not sure if it was for the Hyatt Place construction site or the Merschel Park construction site? Sadly, construction aerials for this site have become difficult to find.

It's the dirt lot on the left side:

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Snowing in April at Merschel Park:

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Link Apartments 4th Street:
Grubb Properties secured financing for this 224-unit apartment & retail project through their new 2019 Opportunity Fund. The developer is currently applying for a 42-year fixed-rate HUD loan. Demolition of a vacant office building at the site, constructed in 1951, will begin next month, allowing this project to move forward.

Bailey South:

You can see the construction fence, advertising it, on the left:

Credit: rosemary_kathleen

Aerial view of where the six-storey office building will be constructed:

Credit: stitchdesignshop

Major Tomms Oddity Shop:
This is an oddity store opening in downtown Winston-Salem's Arts District (608 North Trade Street). For those who don't know what an oddity store is, it's a place that sells animal skeletons, bats in resin, shrunken heads, and things that wouldn't look out-of-place in a Hallowe'en display. I think this store sounds awesome enough to post updates on. Keep Winston-Salem weird!


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500 West 5th:
Workers are currently renovating the entry plaza and preparing to start on the second floor fitness center in this 21-storey building for tech companies and start-ups.

A better view of the new signage:

Credit: deante_the_unabridged

New Tech Jobs:
Tech company Zapt is looking for space in downtown Winston-Salem for their headquarters. The app company is expanding to include financing for people moving and they expect significant growth.

Robert Hall Hotel & Conference Center:

Installing hand rails:

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Winston Junction:

The new market at Winston Junction is now open:

Credit: winstonjunctionmarket

Aviation College:
This project is close to breaking ground. It should appear on our first post construction list, soon!

8 West Third Street:
The installation of a GC sign at the site could be a sign they are close to starting on this office/retail project?

Do I see a Frank L. Blum Construction sign? That sign looks great at any site:

Credit: pjw.photo

West End Station Apartments:
This is a massive apartment complex!


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First Baptist Church Restoration:

According to the photographer, they are removing lead paint:

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Reynolds Place Arts Theatre:
This week, we have renderings of the actual theatre space!


Credit: stitchdesignshop


Credit: stitchdesignshop

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:
The first tenants move-in in August.

Our first look at the cladding installation on the East facade:

Credit: LTP


Credit: TBJ

I'm guessing they will clad the front of the building last?

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Alternative Transportation:

East-West Expressway Demolition:
The Broad Street Bridge has reopened and it appears as if cycling lanes are marked on it. They will now demolish the Green Street Bridge and begin work on the dual tied-arch suspension pedestrian/cycling bridge that will replace it.


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Union Station & Streetcar Yard:
It appears as if they have finished cleaning the brick and stone?


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Off-Subject:

Sunday was Day of Transgender & Non-binary Visibility:

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Nation's 500 Most Valuable Brands:
Did you know: 7 of the 17 most valuable brands in North Carolina are based in downtown Winston-Salem, according to Brand Finance. That is an amazing 41% of the most valuable brands in North Carolina! The most of any city in the state. WOW!

Spring is here:

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I want to thank the photographers and local businesses, sharing updates on projects, who make this thread possible. Without you, these updates won't happen.

Are you thinking of moving here? This week, U.S. News & World Report ranked Winston-Salem as one of the best places to live, based on quality of life, people's desire to live here, and the local job market.

This is an exciting update! Roughly $400 million in new construction projects and more new healthcare, scientific research, and tech jobs for Winston-Salem were all announced in the past six days. Included is a possible new high-rise! A new tower crane is also rising on downtown Winston-Salem's skyline! WOW!

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Hotel Indigo:


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Workers are preparing to clad the upper floors of the stair tower:

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Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown:


Credit: jamiersouthern

It's the blue building, under construction, on the right side:

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View from the back:

Credit: vincerabil

Merschel Park:
Stimmel Associates is the architect for the park. An interesting feature: The new park will have a 360-degree camera system, throughout the park area, linked directly to the Winston-Salem Police Department. Yes, a private developer is building the park.

Main & Third:
Workers are installing a tower crane at this construction site.

The tower crane is the blue lattice-work structure:

Credit: Frank L. Blum Construction

Novant Health Critical Care Tower:
Work will soon begin on design for a new Critical Care Tower at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. No architect or GC announcement for this project, at this time. This project will create new jobs. No word on how many new jobs will created when this tower is completed.

Dave & Buster's:
Aria Group is the interior architect for this entertainment project.


Credit: ariagrouparchitects

1001:
A celebrity sighting at one of our project sites!

This photograph was taken by a famous landscape architect and best selling author from England: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathryn_Aalto

Credit: kathrynaalto

Novant Health Neurosciences & Spine Center:
Novant Health will construct a new Neurosciences & Spine Center. This project will create new jobs. No word on how many jobs. I think this project has already started construction and will open in December 2019.

Novant Health is also working on plans for a 175,000 square foot building across from their main Winston-Salem campus. No word on what is planned at this time.

Radar Brewing Company:

Custom made bar stools for this new craft brewery:

Credit: Radar Brewing Company

Chronicle Building:
The Pope Companies are in the process of pulling permits to begin renovation work on this former newspaper building.

500 West 5th:

New LED lights compared to the old lights, on a rainy night:

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New Tech Jobs:
Lowes Home Improvement Stores will move 80 tech jobs to their $100 million tech center in Winston-Salem.

Bailey South:
The design has changed! The East facade, facing Bailey Park, is improved, with a much better window design on the new six-storey office building and they will keep the original concrete facade of the historic 1926 power plant building and they will keep the steel windows. Notice the changes to the brick work on the southern expansion. I like these changes! This project also has a new tenant! Diva Labs is the newest tenant in the under construction six-storey office building at Bailey South, in downtown's IQ District.

The design changed and we have new renderings!

Credit: LTP Commercial

It appears as if they are removing the windows in the 1926 power plant building and covering them with plastic?

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Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Renovation:
Novant Health will begin a $181.4 million renovation of their Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. Winston-Salem-based Novant Health will renovate patient rooms and construct new patient rooms with the latest technology; make sustainability improvements to building systems; a major renovation of the Women & Children's Institute & Innovation Center; expansions to neurology and stroke care, heart and vascular center, and oncology; and an expanded kitchen.


Credit: Novant Health

311 East Third:
Charlotte-based Atrium Health will make downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District the center of their medical research, bringing their medical research funding, their research partner offices, and thousands of scientific and analytics jobs to downtown Winston-Salem. This is expected to increase the amount of NIH (National Institutes of Health) funded research in downtown Winston-Salem and further the construction boom currently underway in Winston-Salem's downtown area. Atrium will invest in a translational research and population health center that could become the lead tenant in this new 11-12 storey building. Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag said, "Atrium officials have expressed interest in putting some of their people here as they view the quarter (downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District / Innovation Quarter) as a fascinating think tank. We believe we will be able to grow our research here with increased employment opportunities. They (Atrium Health) would like to bring companies and people up here because they think it is just an amazing place." Downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District will become the scientific research hub of nearly 50 hospitals and over 1,300 care centers in multiple states.

Major Tomms Oddity Shop:


Credit: penny.converse

U.S. Court of Appeals:

Our first photograph of this construction project is a blurred dumpster and construction fence, seen from a restaurant across the street:

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Whitaker Park Mixed-use Project:
There are potential plans for a new hotel at Whitaker Park and a data center may lease space there. Still waiting for more details.

Winston Junction:

The market part of Winston Junction is extremely popular:

Credit: lavenderandhoneykitchen

Casper's Alehouse, Bar, Apartments & Office Space:
West & Stem is the architect for this project.

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:


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A look at the COR-TEN Steel cladding installed on the northeast corner:

Credit: linkaptsiq



Alternative Transportation:

Union Station & Streetcar Yard:
These are old photographs from a person who worked on the clocks.

This is the clock above the "To Trains" doors, before it was painted black:

Union Station Winston Salem Bronze skeletal 36-inch diameter clock by Karen Macartney, on Flickr

The clock hands and numbers for the clock above the ticket windows. She added the hands and numbers to a round piece of marble:

Union Station Winston Salem White Powdercoat dial 30-inch diameter clock by LUMICHRON ® TOWER CLOCKS by Karen Macartney, on Flickr

The finished clock above the ticket windows, on a 36-inch (diameter) piece of round marble:

Union Station Winston Salem Marble 36-inch diameter clock by LUMICHRON ® TOWER CLOCKS by Karen Macartney, on Flickr

Green Street Pedestrian Bridge:
Demolition has started! We can now add this to our first post construction list, as work begins on this project.


Credit: winstonwatchman


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East-West Expressway Demolition:

Constructing bridges to reconnect downtown to the southern neighborhoods:

Credit: its_pronounced_hawryluk

They are finding old street pavers, like this brick paver from 1908 they are sending to a museum:

Credit: NC DOT

Low Line:
Wexford Science & Technology is pulling permits for this project to remove the rail ties and start construction.

U.S. Bicycle Route 80:
It's very similar to the renderings, but it appears to have brick walls with concrete accents instead of all concrete? This will look amazing when it's completed!


Credit: NC DOT



Off-Subject:

Winston-Salem Has Second Highest Job Growth:
Over the past year, Winston-Salem was second in North Carolina in net job growth. Most of this job growth in Winston-Salem was in office jobs, which explains the boom in office space construction & office space proposals in downtown. In the first two months of this year, Winston-Salem added nearly 2,000 net jobs.

Job Growth in the Past Year (net job growth):
Charlotte: 24,700
Winston-Salem: 5,700
Raleigh: 5,700
Durham: 1,300
Greensboro: -300 (loss)

A storefront in downtown Winston-Salem:

Credit: penny.converse

Yes, this is downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District:

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I want to thank the photographers and local businesses, sharing updates on projects, who make this thread possible. Without you, these updates won't happen. All of us, including me, who live outside Winston-Salem are very thankful! This allows us to see the changes happening.

Are you ready for another new brewery! More apartments! Maybe a new tower crane on the skyline! This is a great update!

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Hotel Indigo:


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Our first look at the restaurant kitchen, located in the new expansion below the new stair tower:

Credit: sethnelsonnc

Cleaning the kitchen to prepare for cooking:

Credit: chef.swing

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown:


Credit: vincerabil

Merschel Park:

This is both the Crawford Condominiums site and the Merschel Park site:

Credit: vincerabil

One 77:
zalo, at the WSTB Forum, found this proposal. It's a new apartment building with retail, bike storage, and parking under the apartments. This developer would like to build a possible second apartment building, across the street, when this building is completed. 7M Ventures is the developer and Tate Architecture is the architect.


Credit: City of Winston-Salem

First Baptist Church Renovation:


Credit: winstonsalemchamber

Bowman Gray Stadium Renovation:
The city has approved funding to upgrade the football field, the seats, and many other items in the Art Deco football stadium.

Development Opportunity:
Goler Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church is for sale. This church is located in downtown's IQ District, surrounded by biotech offices, tech company headquarters, university classrooms, and apartments. From what I've heard and read, it appears as if the church is closing and selling all of their property? There are a few offers. It would make an awesome performing arts venue, live music venue, an interesting brewery or could be converted into office space or residences or another church could buy it. Historic tax credits are available. I would like to see the church restored and the newer building demolished for something more urban. If you're interested in reusing this beautiful historic church, call: (336) 724-1715 It's over a century old and the asking price for the entire site, including two buildings and an open space, is $3.5 million. I'm guessing the development team building the tech company offices will likely make an offer to land bank it? They work to acquire any blocks that become available in their innovation district. If so, they may restore it and build new structures around it? I guess we shall see what happens. Make an offer, if you're interested.

Church for sale:

Credit: winston_360

Brouwerij DuBois:
Winston-Salem's next craft brewery will be Brouwerij DuBois. Yes, another craft brewery! Brouwerij is "brewery" and DuBois is the last name of the brewery's owner. He moved to Winston-Salem from the Midwest. Winston-Salem is already gaining some national attention as a craft beer city! It's exciting to see another craft brewery on-the-way.

Bailey South:

An early morning view:

Credit: joe_the_runner

Liberty Park:
The city has agreed to give money toward construction costs for this new park. It will create a grand entrance into the city's new downtown science museum.

Twin City Motors Building Adaptive-reuse:
Not much progress on this proposed conversion of a former Model-T Ford factory and showroom into a new live music venue.


Credit: lettersfromwinston

Oliver Cycling Park:
The city has agreed to purchase an old Federal Courthouse adjacent to the park. The former courthouse will be demolished to expand the proposed cycling park.

Main & Third:

The new tower crane was installed at the site, yesterday:

Credit: heedesoutheast



Alternative Transportation:

Transit, Bike, & Pedestrian Improvements:
The city of Winston-Salem has approved spending millions for sidewalks, bike lanes, and improved crosswalks.

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This week, we have another new apartment building proposal and renderings for the new courthouse!

Did you have a great Easter weekend?
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Hotel Indigo:
The restaurant will open on April 25. The hotel is expected to open roughly a week or so after the restaurant. So we are very close to completion on this project!


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Soft Opening for friends & family:

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Soft Opening for friends & family: (Those are the original stairs to the 1920s luxury department store's bargain basement)

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Second Floor Wine Loft:


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Art Deco meets Mid-century Modern:


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Soft Opening for friends & family:

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Soft Opening for friends & family:

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Kitchen:


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Hotel Lobby:

Credit: chef.swing

Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites:
This project should be close to completion?

Directly below the lighting strike:

Credit: heatherdoll

Hyatt Place Hotel:
This new downtown hotel project is now on the Hyatt Hotels website as in their pipeline.

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown:

Workers have started on the brickwork:

Credit: CRA

Merschel Park:

No visible progress, since last week, at this site:

Credit: viveutvitas

Brookstown Apartments:
100 North Broad Street is under contract to real estate investor Chaucer Creek Capital and developer DPJ Residential. The purchase price for the site is $4 million. They will demolish all of the existing structures, close both Brookstown Avenue and Green Street through their development site, and build a $40 million 5-storey apartment building. Sadly, it won't have any retail spaces. I think it should have at least one or two retail spaces, since it's across from the downtown ballpark. Completion is set for late-2021 or early-2022. It is expected to be very high-end, with luxury prices. They do have a requirement to build a new city park and donate it to the city. Though demolition is involved, nothing there is worth preserving. This is an improvement. No renderings at this time.

Fishel Steel Building:
Converting the old industrial Fishel Steel Company Building, in the downtown Arts District, into modern office space. I think this is our first photograph update for this project? This building has rail lines in the floor and massive overhead cranes! It should make an awesome office building for a creative or tech company. I think plans call for a recessed entrance where the black wooden door is located?

They should keep and reuse the "Danger - Hot Work in Progress" sign in their office building:

Credit: viveutvitas

Do I see a new roof with new skylights?

Credit: dashley253

Main & Third:

A look at the 110 foot tall tower crane: (Due to the location, it's too short to be visible on the skyline)

Credit: kevin_altman_law

Maybe they will raise the tower crane, soon, so it will appear on the skyline. It is blocked from view in all directions on the skyline and that makes it difficult to find photographs of it.


Credit: Frank L. Blum Construction

West End Station Apartments:

Top-floor Clubhouse Views:

Credit: westendstationapts

Top-floor Clubhouse Views:

Credit: westendstationapts

Forsyth County Office Building: Cancelled
This project is cancelled. The county decided to add two or three floors to another proposed project instead of constructing this building. The site will be used to construct a proposed linear park, creating a view corridor between the bank towers in the Financial District and the proposed courthouse.

First Baptist Church Restoration:
Joe Bircher is the architect for this project. Workers are making repairs to cracks in the terracotta, replacing rusted piping, and repairing missing mortar.


Credit: First on Fifth

Carolina Athletic Performance:
As we reach the end of April, I'm checking-up on several projects scheduled for completion this Spring. There aren't any construction photographs from this year, for this project. I did discover they have plans for a massive future expansion. I don't think this project will open this month, though? I'm moving the opening date to Summer 2019.

Shah Basketball Complex:
These photographs are from a few weeks ago. This project is far from finished. I'll change the completion date to Summer 2019.


Credit: Barry Faircloth


Credit: Barry Faircloth

Sutton Sports Performance Center:
These photographs are from a few weeks ago. This project is far from finished. I'll change the completion date to Summer 2019.


Credit: Barry Faircloth

This photograph is the reason I think these two buildings could open in Summer, instead of Fall:

Credit: Barry Faircloth


Credit: Barry Faircloth

Science & Office Building:
Why is it so difficult to find photographs of this project? I've searched for the past three weeks to find an update for this project. It's a 7-storey building fronting the John Gold Expressway, in walking distance of Union Station, surrounded by college students. This building should make regular appearances here. I did find the name of the General Contractor: Rodgers Construction. No new photographs found.

Major Tomms Oddity Shop:

Clouds with lighting or possibly lightning are very awesome!

Credit: majortomms

Forsyth County Courthouse:
They are still trying to decide between a 250,000 square-foot 8-storey building or a 306,000 square-foot 9-storey building. The 8-storey building would have up to 24 courtrooms and a skybridge connecting to office space in the Forsyth County Government Center. The 9-storey building would be more secure and have all of the space in one building, allowing the building to meet future needs for many years. The building in the renderings below is a 140 foot tall structure, with 16-foot 8-inch tall court floors and 14-foot office floors. It will have a steel skeleton. If it is scaled-up to 9 floors, it could reach around 155 feet in height. Most of the people who will work in the building are asking for the larger and taller building, so they won't out-grow it three years after it opens. They are looking into creating a linear park that would stretch from the city's tallest skyscraper to the new courthouse. It is worth noting that an electrical bank may prevent them from building a tunnel between the courthouse and the detention center. They will have a beautiful lobby and a multi-escalator open space, with plenty of light and nice views from the windows, between the courtrooms. CBRE Heery is the design architect for this project.

Renderings for the smaller of the two proposals:

Credit: CBRE Heery

Proposed multi-block linear park space with view corridor:

Credit: CBRE Heery

Bailey South:


Credit: nakahiraaki


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Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:


Credit: nakahiraaki


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Credit: nakahiraaki

Since these are from Sunday, there aren't any construction workers on site:

Credit: nakahiraaki



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Union Station & Streetcar Yard:
According to the General Contractor, the existing windows were restored using Pilkington Spacia vacuum insulated glass from Japan, making Winston-Salem's Union Station the second installation of this product in the United States. Learn more about it in this video. You'll notice dots on the windows in the video and remember seeing them on the glass in previous updates.

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I think most of the current work is upfitting office and retail spaces? It won't officially open until those spaces are completed. If this is among your favorite projects and you would like to tour the building, the city is planning a grand opening for this building when the upfits are completed.


Credit: New Atlantic Contracting


Credit: New Atlantic Contracting

A restored shoeshine stand:

Credit: New Atlantic Contracting



Off-Subject:

A science festival at a few of Winston-Salem's downtown craft breweries?

Credit: Pint of Science

Keep Winston-Salem Weird & Nerdy!


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