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Old Posted Mar 24, 2015, 5:08 AM
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Projects & Construction:

Bailey Park @ East End - Phase I and Wake Forest School of Medicine:
We should see new windows at any time in the university's downtown medical school adaptive reuse project.


Credit: Britt Chester

Mast General Store:
The sidewalk is now open in front of the store.


Credit: Mast General Store

McHugh Sisters Flats:
Salem College's new downtown student apartments are being constructed fast!


Credit: Salem College

Convention Center Renovation:
Design plans will be reviewed in May. Construction will begin in January 2016. The facility will remain open during the three phase renovation, which will take 16 months to complete (April 2017). This project will add space to the convention center, by demolishing the sunken garden on Fifth Street and expanding the building closer to the sidewalk. This first phase will be completed by July 2016.

The Kimpton Hotel & Residences will open at a great time to move some events to their meeting space.

Reynolda House Indoor Pool Restoration: Built!
This is an amazing restoration of a Streamline Moderne indoor pool. Yes, it has bird cages and porthole windows.


Credit: Sarah Beth Keyser

Fairfield Inn & Suites Downtown:
The 110 room hotel will open April 28. It will feature Fairfield's newest design and decor. This downtown hotel will have a 12-foot (3.7 meter) tall outdoor fireplace. It also has a new sports bar called the Main Street Grille & Pub (The hotel is located on Main Street, across from the 34-storey Wells Fargo Center and across from Salem College's under construction residence hall). The restaurant features several Western North Carolina favorites.

Clinical Ink Expanding Again:
Clinical Ink has bought a Boston company and has an infusion of $20 million into the company, from Novartis AG and MPM Capital. The company has doubled in size since September. They are already looking for more space in downtown's IQ District. Employees from the Boston-based company they are buying and Novartis employees are moving to Winston-Salem and should double the company's size in downtown Winston-Salem again.

Lillybee Office:
I know it was completed a few weeks ago, but we really didn't have any good photographs of the completed adaptive reuse project. This building was renovated into a beautiful office building for the fast growing clothing design company!


Credit: West & Stem

Whitaker Park Adaptive Reuse:
The city and county have approved incentives to upgrade existing lab space in this project. A requirement was also passed for the space to be fully upgraded and open in 12 months or less. A biotech company is ready to prelease space in this project.

760 West Fourth:
City Council is still talking about the offer to buy the parking deck for this 14-storey building.

403@Vine Office Building:
Both 403@Vine and the downtown medical school are in this photograph. You'll notice the scaffolding and protective net is up at 403@Vine office building. This was installed to protect Piedmont Leaf Lofts condo building from the interior demolition and hydro-blasting.


Credit: Jerry Cooper


Credit: Britt Chester

ARTivity on the Green:
If the weather is good; workers will pour the walkways and paint the metalwork red this week?


Credit: dadler714


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Old Posted Mar 31, 2015, 5:53 AM
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MASSIVE UPDATE this week!

Projects & Construction:

BioMed Realty - One Research Tower: New to this Thread!
You may remember talk, a few months ago, about a "headquarters" tower, near the Bath Waterway, in downtown's IQ District? This tower has doubled in size and is now around 25-storeys / 380 feet tall (115.9 meters) and all plans showing it are top secret. This tower is the next phase of development for BioMed Realty / Wexford Equities. This massing study was done to see how the final height of the tower would look with the other buildings downtown. In the massing studies (see full massing study at WSTB), it's very close in height to the 410 foot tall (125 meter) Winston Tower! Maybe around (guessing) two or three floors shorter than Winston Tower? This will be a major headquarters project! It should be interesting to see who is leasing this building!

New 3rd or 4th tallest on downtown Winston-Salem's waterfront?

Credit: WSTB

Arts District Arch: New to this Thread!
The new arch is now in place.


Credit: mmhierl


Credit: AFAS Group

Old Vineyard Expansion: New to this Thread!
Old Vineyard has applied with the state for a 60 bed expansion. The expansion would create 80 jobs. The state could approve the project by this summer and Old Vineyard could finalize the design and hire a GC to start construction in First Quarter 2016.

Centennial Trading Co., Manufacturing Center: Built!
Winston-Salem clothing designers Erik Stephens and Johnny Smrdle have opened their new manufacturing center in downtown Winston-Salem. Erik Stephens said “We eventually will do everything here as far as being able to think it, do it, make it, market it, package it, and ship it.” Did you know: Centennial Trading Company is one of only two companies that construct hand-crafted trucker hats in the United States? Stephens also said “As far as the pants go, a lot of our manufacturers can’t produce a busted seam (which is what exposes the selvage edge)." Centennial Trading Company plans to add this capability at their new manufacturing center. “This way we can take our time to do every little detail we want.” Centennial also plans to assist other brands, both locally and nationally, with product development and manufacturing. This is why we've seen other clothing designers move to Winston-Salem and manufacture their clothes at Centennial. Stephens said “As a company we are pretty proud of Winston and want to help out wherever we can." Centennial Manufacturing Center's grand opening was Saturday. The new manufacturing center and retail store is located on North Broad Street, beside The Towns townhouses.

You can see The Towns and downtown's Central Library in the background:

Credit: Centennial Trading Co.


Credit: YES! / Comfortably Young


Credit: YES! / Comfortably Young

McHugh Sisters Flats:
Amazing progress at Salem College's new downtown student apartments!


Credit: DWSP


Credit: DWSP

Salem College Student Center in Interiors & Sources Magazine:
The new Student Center is the Project Spotlight in Interiors & Sources. Congratulations to Salem College, Frank L. Blum Construction, and LAMBERT A+I.


Credit: Interiors & Sources

http://www.interiorsandsources.com/a...nt-center.aspx

Salem College Science & Mathematics Campus:
Salem College's new Science and Mathematics Campus in downtown Winston-Salem's Innovation Quarter (IQ District) received a $1 million donation from an anonymous donor for the construction of the new Biology & Environmental Sciences facility. "Salem is making the study of the sciences and mathematics a priority and will construct a state-of-the-art facility that will be suitable for educating the next generation of scientific researchers and health care professionals." This donation moves the $40 million project a step closer to reality. Salem College President Lorraine Sterritt said “The world needs broadly educated women asking the right questions and seeking innovative solutions to problems. The same strengths from the past will carry Salem forward into the future."

Please donate to Salem College’s "Women of Purpose" campaign. Any donation of any size can make a huge positive impact. This is a way you can take part in the development of the Innovation Quarter and constructing a building we will follow on this thread. I view Winston-Salem's colleges and universities as massive economic engines we need to support. You don't have to be a graduate of Salem to donate. You can be a fan of downtown development and donate. Visit their website and click on GIVE TO SALEM!

Two-Storey Publix With Parking Deck:
Since this is the only two-storey Publix Grocery Store in North Carolina, it could be worth posting updates on this? The Masonic Temple was demolished and workers are currently grading the site. The building will be connected to all surrounding properties, for easy access. The grocery store will also heavily landscape the property, with 16 Overcup Oak trees, 8 Red Maples and 12 Crape Myrtles. Tree-hugger activists are angry over the loss of a few old growth trees on the site. It is sad to lose older trees, but the city will require Publix to plant significantly more trees, so maybe it won't be too sad of a loss?

If you're not familiar with Winston-Salem, this is Five Points. It's Winston-Salem's Midtown. Many decades ago, this area was large homes and 1930s Streamline Moderne industrial buildings. Earl Slick, who founded Slick Airways, the first and largest air freight service in the United States, moved to Winston-Salem. After moving here he bought property in this part of Winston-Salem in 1953. Using money from his airline business, he entered the development business in his new hometown, leading to the Five Points you see today.

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Credit: Lauren Carroll / JournalNow

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Credit: Lauren Carroll / JournalNow

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Credit: Lauren Carroll / JournalNow

West End Mill Works:
Another tenant in the massive West End Mill Works adaptive reuse project is ready to open! Clothing model Scot Sanborn will hold a grand opening for his Sutler's Spirt Co., on April 25. The event will include tours, tastings, live bands, and barbecue. Sutler's products will be available in North Carolina ABC stores next month.


Credit: Julie Knight


Credit: Julie Knight


Credit: Julie Knight

Bailey Power Plant Entertainment Center:
Workers are on the site, but I'm not sure what is happening? This is what we saw in July at the medical school building. Are we just two or three months from construction? Thank you Evan for this photograph! I'm now more excited than ever about the power plant!


Credit: jack_mcfly

I thought you may want to see these fuses from the power plant:

Credit: Graydon Pleasants

1814 Salt-Flax House Restoration:
Remember this restoration of a 201 year-old house? It's almost completed!


Credit: Wilson-Covington Construction


Credit: Wilson-Covington Construction


Credit: Wilson-Covington Construction


Credit: Wilson-Covington Construction


Credit: Wilson-Covington Construction


Credit: Wilson-Covington Construction

Copper Kitchen Building:
I've never realized how awesome this street corner has become in the past year or so.


Credit: tolar

Bailey Park @ East End:
As the park nears its opening date, artists finish the walls around the park.


Credit: Twin City Hive

The Edge Flats Tower Two:
Nearing completion!


Credit: Edge Flats


Credit: Edge Flats

Pepper Building Apartments & Retail:
UrbanMez always has amazing tours of our favorite construction sites! I noticed the dumpster is gone and the construction waste chute was taken down?


Credit: UrbanMez


Credit: UrbanMez

Wake Forest School of Medicine:
The university's downtown medical school is one several construction projects in this photograph.


Credit: Jill Peters

ARTivity on the Green:
This project is on schedule, to open May 2. The Tower Cloud water feature's steel pillars/masts are 30 - 50 feet (9.1 - 15.2 meters) in height. Every 15 minutes, for 90 seconds, water vapor will spray out of 420 jets at the top of the pillars/masts, creating clouds. After dark, colored lights will be projected onto the clouds. On sunny days, the Tower Cloud will create rainbows. Sodded berms throughout the park are designed to invite sitting and reclining on blankets. At the north end of the park, tall grasses are planned to create some dimension. The red lines, leading visitors into the park, will be 8 inches (20.3 centimeters) wide.

Tower Cloud Water Feature (Rainbow & Cloud Machine):
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Credit: Andrew Dye / JournalNow


Credit: Doug Rice / AFAS Group

Performance Stage with Steel Ribbons:
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Credit: Andrew Dye / JournalNow

And now... The Ribbon Shelter has Steel Ribbons!


Credit: Doug Rice / AFAS Group

The steel ribbons are in three pieces. Two temporary brackets, on top, hold the three pieces until they are welded.

Credit: Doug Rice / AFAS Group


Credit: Doug Rice / AFAS Group


Credit: Doug Rice / AFAS Group


Credit: Doug Rice / AFAS Group


Credit: Doug Rice / AFAS Group


Credit: STITCH Design Shop

Alternative Transportation:

Commute Challenge:
Winston-Salem held its 9th annual commute challenge, to encourage more people to take transit, walk, or bike to work. If you live in the downtown area, you should consider walking/biking/transit as a way to work. Lorelei Elkins of Air Awareness said "It's about reducing traffic congestion, saving families money, and getting people to the jobs, so that our economy and region can thrive."
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ARTivity on the Green:
The park features a 124 foot (37.8 meter) long mural wall. A small part of the wall will also include space for local youth to paint murals on.

The Tower Cloud on the Skyline:

Credit: District Rooftop Bar & Grille


Credit: STITCH Design Shop

Fox 8 April 1 update on the project:

Credit: Fox 8

Walkways are poured and metalwork is painted:

Credit: AFAS Group


Credit: AFAS Group


Credit: STITCH Design Shop


Credit: AFAS Group

Concrete Walkways:

Credit: AFAS Group

Plants/Landscaping:

Credit: AFAS Group

Welding the Steel Ribbons together and cutting-off the brackets:

Credit: AFAS Group


Credit: AFAS Group

Workers painting The Tower Cloud:

Credit: David B.

First Night View posted on SSP! (at 1:29 a.m.)

Credit: STITCH Design Shop


Credit: Dominic Gray

Downtown Winston-Salem Leads Triad in Growth:
Forsyth County, the county Winston-Salem is located in, is the fastest growing county in the Triad area and one of the fastest growing counties in the state. The number of people moving to Forsyth County doubled in 2014. The suburban/exurban Davie, Yadkin, Stokes, and Surry counties all lost population. Davidson County grew by only 218 people. Within Forsyth County, the popular suburb of Kernersville saw a sharp decrease in residential permits in 2014, while downtown Winston-Salem has seen a large increase in residential permits and downtown Winston-Salem is the leading apartment market in the Triad. Paul Norby, the city-county planning director, said he thinks that the higher growth in Forsyth County could mean the county is taking part of a trend toward more urban living, exemplified by the growing number of downtown Winston-Salem residents. It's great to see most of the Winston-Salem metro area's growth happen in downtown Winston-Salem! We have seen this on this thread.

Bailey Park @ East End:
You can walk in the park right now! The park's stage officially opens next Friday, completing Phase I of Bailey Park @ East End! Be sure to buy your wristbands to attend Phuzz Phest Music Festival, which will be the first performance in the park. Phuzz Phest uses multiple venues for the many performances in the festival.


Credit: WFIQ

The tables are here!

Credit: Chris F.

Yes, you can now enter the park!

Credit: Allysen Riane

Wake Forest School of Medicine and 403@Vine Office Building:


Credit: DWSP


Credit: Rick Huffman

Truliant Federal Credit Union Expanding:
If you're moving to Winston-Salem and looking for a job here, try Truliant. They are hiring right now at their Winston-Salem headquarters, with plans to possibly add more jobs at their Winston-Salem headquarters again in the Fall. It's everything from accounting to HR.

Pepper Building Apartments & Retail:
The construction waste chute is back and so is the dumpster. Interestingly, this coffee shop is operating in the building while workers demolish the interior, all around it.


Credit: Pepper Mill Coffee Shop

The Edge Flats:
This multi-building apartment development has a nice view.


Credit: The Edge Flats

Avid Solutions Headquarters: New to this Thread!
This new headquarters broke ground last week. The general contractor is Landmark Builders, the architect is West & Stem. The building will feature a roof-mounted solar array, daylighting, LED lighting, and electric vehicle charging stations. PC Romano said "Avid has enjoyed substantial growth and success during the last 10 years, and we are building a corporate environment that will best service our customers and draw the top engineering talent." The engineering company will add 60 new workers in Winston-Salem with this expansion and expects to have 400 employees in the near future. The new jobs are in engineering, finance, and IT. They also have room at the site to double the size of this new headquarters building in the near future and double their employment again. Romano said Avid Solutions grows 20% annually with no signs of slowing down! Much of their growth is from international clients in pharmaceuticals and power generation.

With West & Stem's help, maybe we can follow this project on SSP?

Stevens Center Renovations:
A worker painted the awning of the building last week.


Credit: Andrew

7 Acre Mixed-Use Redevelopment Project:
The Journal will move out of this building in December 2015, so a developer can convert it into apartments or a hotel. The developer is "rumored" to be Trammell Crow, but we haven't confirmed this? This is believed to be part of a 7-8 acre project, with retail, residential, office space, and a hotel.


Credit: Mary Beth Knight

Alternative Transportation:

Union Station Restoration:
Workers are currently replacing the roof of Union Station. They must replace the roof before they can work on the interior.
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Whitaker Park study.

The former RJR Whitaker Park plant study released by Walter Robbs. Looks like a second research par for the city. I hope this and the Innovation Quarter can one day compliment each other and not compete. Keranetics wants to expand here.

I think building 2-1 is a historic tobacco warehouse?

http://walterrobbs.com/projects/comm...ker-park-study

Former Historic Ernie Shore field with $11M enhancements. Clubhouse, Hall of fame, concessions, conference room, office and batting facility.

http://wakewill.wfu.edu/athletics/wa...-baseball-park


Hanes Mall and Stratford MACs continue to attract investment.

Oxford Station site plan:

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The Lofts Hillside (phase 2) 170 more loft apartments at the Little Creek mixed-use project.

http://www.journalnow.com/business/b...e9c0cf396.html

Celebrating 10 years, Foothills Brewery's new tap room on Kimwell Drive is close to opening.

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You can't talk about projects like Oxford Station in this thread. You have to use the Southeast Sub-Forum. This was posted in the Houston and I think Dallas threads, which I follow. I do want to say I'm impressed with the renovations to the old Ernie Shore Field. I haven't really followed that project, but I do think we should add it to our list. I also need to add "Plaza Building and Galleria Renovation" to our list. I've already made a few posts on it, but made them under the Kimpton project. They are considered two separate projects.

Something BIG happened last week, right?

Bailey Park @ East End - Phase I: Built!
The park's first phase is now completed. About 400 people attended the grand opening. The first phase was built by WFIQ and BioMed Realty and will be managed by DTZ. The first phase is only 0.6 acres and includes a food truck courtyard, restrooms, and a 30 by 40 foot (9.1 by 12.2 meter) stage. This project will remain on our list as a proposed project, since it will have a future second phase, where the large grass lawn is. That second phase will be 1 acre in size and could start in 2016? For those who want to know, the art tower will be completed, with artwork, on April 25.

Bailey Park @ East End's first big event will be Phuzz Phest indie music festival! At least two publications this year have said Phuzz Phest is the state's top music festival? Be sure to buy your tickets, so you can see the first concert on this stage. Snoop Dogg will also be in downtown Winston-Salem during Phuzz Phest weekend, if need another reason to visit Winston-Salem this weekend. RiverRun International Film Festival and the Home Furnishings Convention are also held this weekend, so expect crowds, if you visit. Keep in mind that Phuzz Phest is held at several venues and this is just one of them.

Regular events scheduled for the park include Class on the Grass (fitness classes), Salsa with Winston-Salem Salsa (dance classes), Food Trucks (regular trucks include Camel City Grill, Bandito Burrito and Urban Street Grill, along with several others), Innovation & Cinema (movies in the park with the neighborhood's theme), and I think I heard something about Movies at Midnight? The park will have other fitness classes, live music, and art events.

Will we have a big photography post on Bailey Park @ East End Phase I to celebrate its grand opening? Of course we will! The grand opening featured product giveaways, food trucks, music from the Carver High School marching band and The WINmars, the Inmar tech company's employee band. Inmar's headquarters is on a block bordering the park.

BEFORE: Summer 2007 - This is what the Bailey Park area looked like before the park was built!

Credit: GSV

It's always amazing to see the before and after photographs of this city!

AFTER: Spring 2015 - This is the same lot as seen above!

Credit: Jeremy Thorne

The fence in the background is a construction fence. A new medical school and an office building are under construction, reusing historic industrial buildings.
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Credit: David Rolfe / JournalNow


Credit: The Skinny


Credit: DWSP


Credit: WFIQ

Inmar's company band:
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Credit: David Rolfe / JournalNow

Night View: Notice the LEDs in the sidewalk and on the caps of the walls!
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmhpmi @ WSTB - Before the park opened!


The concrete wall with flowers painted on it is the same wall from the 2007 photograph!
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Credit: David Rolfe / JournalNow

The original concrete wall from the 2007 "BEFORE" photograph:
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmhpmi @ WSTB - Before the park opened!
Workers will reuse three of the electrical pylons seen in the 2007 BEFORE photograph, during Phase II of the park's construction.

Public Restrooms:

Credit: STITCH Design Shop


Credit: The Skinny

This grass area is Phase II, which will start construction in 2016:
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Credit: David Rolfe / JournalNow

The park's logo is the Bailey Power Plant, across the street!
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Credit: David Rolfe / JournalNow

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Credit: David Rolfe / JournalNow


Credit: STITCH Design Shop


Credit: STITCH Design Shop


Credit: STITCH Design Shop

You can see Bailey Power Plant in the background:

Credit: WFIQ

This is the first piece of a massive park plan that will add nearly 60 acres of park space to downtown Winston-Salem! Another piece of the nearly 60 acre park plan will be completed early next month.

Do you like STITCH Design Shop (architects) and want to win tickets to Phuzz Phest?

Credit: STITCH Design Shop
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Plant 64... Office Space?
All of the retail spaces in Plant 64 are 100% leased and will be converted to high demand office space. Capstone (General Contractor) will convert the space to offices for Sunshine Energy Drinks and The Variable Marketing Agency (ad agency). Winston-Salem is a regional hub of advertising agencies, which attracts a large number of creative people to this city. The Variable has nearly tripled in size over the past 18 months and expects to double in size soon. They are doubling their space and, since the building has 20 foot (6.1 meter) ceilings, they may build a second floor in the space to double their space again in the near future? If you're moving to Winston-Salem and looking for a job in marketing/ad design, The Variable is hiring! Some of their employees already live in Plant 64's apartments and are right at their job. Walk to work commute - Very awesome!

50 West Fourth Apartments & Retail:
If you're thinking of opening a restaurant space downtown, the new restaurant space in this building is now available for lease.


Credit: Sara Wingate

McHugh Sisters Flats:
Progress update on Salem College's downtown residence hall.


Credit: Lorraine Sterritt

Wake Forest School of Medicine:
Workers are cutting the ceiling and removing columns for a massive skylight in the university's new downtown medical school!


Credit: Jeremy Thorne

Semans Arts Library:


Credit: Renee Teague

Winston-Salem - Top 10 Community for Well-Being:
Winston-Salem is in the top 10 on the Healthways-Gallup Well-Being Index. The survey included questions focusing on five elements of well-being: purpose, social, financial, community and physical, to create an overview of each community. Residents of communities that ranked well were more likely to learn new and interesting things, exercise more regularly and are more likely to be proud of their community. As you can see, Winston-Salem is a very attractive city to move to or invest in.

Kimpton Hotel & Residences:
Are workers finally installing a construction elevator? I see a perfect vertical row of plywood windows.


Credit: Chris Harn

West End Mill Works:
We haven't seen an update on this project in a long time. If you're interested in leasing, I've heard the leases are 5 years?


Credit: Katie Lyons


Credit: Katie Lyons

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Interiors Division:
HAECO's "Vector-Y" seat was officially launched in Hamburg, Germany at the Aircraft Interiors Expo. This new seat is expected to bring strong growth to HAECO's campus, near Winston-Salem's Union Cross Business Park. HAECO has plans to transform their current operations into a mixed-use campus and create hundreds more jobs.

Chatham Manufacturing Adaptive Reuse:
I'm not sure if this door will be in the office spaces or the apartments?


Credit: bashleym

UrbanMez is one of my favorite photographers in Winston-Salem!

Credit: UrbanMez


Credit: UrbanMez

Salem Creek Connector:
Winston-Salem has rough terrain and a lot of water. It should be interesting to see how the universities and Wexford develop this. They used dirt from the ridge to fill the valley and elevate the roadway. You can see in the middle of the photograph, where they are bridging the connector over the waterway. From the bridge, it will travel up the ridge and down to the expressway at the university campus. It's taking a long time to do all of this work.


Credit: Jason Thiel

Cycle Your City: (IQ District, near Krankies and Bailey Park)
If you live downtown, work downtown, or are moving downtown and commute by bicycle, I thought you may want to know about the new bicycle repair and accessory shop in downtown's IQ District. It's called Cycle Your City (CYC). Greg Waddell, the store owner, was a professional cyclist in the 1990s. Since opening the business, he has been extremely busy. He selected downtown's IQ District because this city has a growing bicycling culture and future Rails to Trails projects nearby, which he thinks will have a big impact on this city. He also loves being near Bailey Park. Winston-Salem has a growing number of people who ride their bikes to work and this business is a great place to drop them off for repair while they are working.

Former Professional Cyclist Greg Waddell and his Repair Shop:

Credit: DWSP

403@Vine Office Building - *NOW* 455@Vine Office Building:
This building may have changed names and could be 455@Vine? I need to be 100% sure though? The university medical school is shown as 475 Vine Street and this speculative tech space office building is shown as 455 Vine Street.

Bailey Power Plant:
We could have big news from the power plant entertainment center in another month or two?


Credit: Sarah Catherine Bolton

Mountain Bike Trails:
At least 9 miles of new mountain bike trails are expected to open this summer, in the Sauratown Mountains. Explore the Winston-Salem metro area's mountains this summer!


Credit: Ethan Massey

The Edge Flats Tower Two:
The cladding on Tower Two should be completed in another week or two, according to the general contractor. The entire project will be completed in June, if it stays on schedule.

An update on The Edge Towers:

Credit: The Edge Flats

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts:
A hand-blown glass chandelier from Robert Kuster was installed in the glass-block stairwell. Kuster honed his glassblowing skills in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the acclaimed Penland School and in Murano, Italy. The varicolored horns, pods, and gourds in his work are attached individually and compose works that hang in homes, corporate, and public settings worldwide. They have been said to generate “almost musical interplay between light and color.”

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Credit: Bruce Chapman / JournalNow

I love these glass sculptures! They are so awesome!

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Credit: Bruce Chapman / JournalNow

1773 Single Brothers Brewery & Distillery:
If you would like to taste the beer made at Winston-Salem's Single Brothers Brewery and Distillery in the 1700s, be sure to visit Small Batch Beer Co., today and order "Lot 93" beer! The Single Brothers Brewery & Distillery operated from 1773 to 1813 at Fifth and Cherry streets (Lot 93), where the 18-storey Marriott Hotel is located today. Old Salem Museums & Gardens will also host Bier Trinken Talk & Tasting on April 18, at 2 p.m., with a discussion on the Single Brothers Brewery and a sampling of the beer. I wish someone would bring this brewery back (rebuild it in downtown), with their original beers. I've heard talk of rebuilding one of Winston-Salem's original breweries for many years, but no one has attempted it. At least we can taste one of the beers. This really is an awesome city with a great history!

ARTivity on the Green:
The park has grass and is two-and-a-half weeks away from opening! Very awesome!


Credit: STITCH Design Shop


Credit: Lisa Blevins


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Credit: T.W. Adams

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New York Times Story on Downtown Winston-Salem Development:
The New York Times is visiting Winston-Salem to write a story on the impressive development happening in downtown Winston-Salem, which is now measured in billions of dollars.
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Projects & Construction:

Herbalife Innovation Center:
Herbalife is seeking incentives to double their Winston-Salem workforce. The two year, multi-million dollar project will seek $3 million from the State of North Carolina, along with additional incentives from the city and county. About 100 office workers will relocate from Herbalife's Los Angeles headquarters to Winston-Salem. Herbalife only recently completed their $130 million building (adaptive reuse) and it appears as if they are on their way to becoming one of the city's largest employers? If you're looking for jobs in administration and IT in Winston-Salem, Herbalife is hiring! It would be awesome if the remaining headquarters operations for this Fortune 500 company would move to Winston-Salem.


Credit: Herbalife Spotlight

Cardinal Hotel & Residences:
Kimpton's new hotel, in downtown Winston-Salem, finally has a name. The Cardinal Hotel. Thank you to the architects at Strada for telling us the name of this new hotel.

The glow of construction lighting!

Credit: Matt Pleasants

Bailey Park @ East End - Phase 1 (Built):
A few photographs from the first performance on the new stage. Did you attend Phuzz Phest?

Restrooms:

Credit: STITCH Design Shop

Distracted by Construction (Is that 455@Vine Office Building construction in the background?)

Credit: Justin Reich

Distracted by Construction is a good name for a band!


Credit: STITCH Design Shop


Credit: Lisa Snedeker


Credit: Matt Garite


Credit: Danielle Waller

A music festival under the warm glow of construction lighting. (Wake Forest School of Medicine construction in the background)

Credit: Austin Pfeiffer

1814 Salt-Flax House:
New plaster walls in a 201 year old house.


Credit: Wilson-Covington Construction

Two-Storey Publix With Parking Deck:
The two storey Publix grocery store (with a parking deck built under it) will open in May 2016.

Former Carolina Apartments Building:
Does anyone know if this building was sold, as part of the 7-8 acre development around it? Can anyone confirm the developer as Trammell Crow?


Credit: Bianca Coloma-Ashby

Winston-Salem Named a Startup Grind City:
Winston-­Salem has been named a Startup Grind city, joining a global network of cities working to fuel innovation, economic growth and prosperity at the local level. Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Peter Marsh said “The selection process is very rigorous. We had to prove the vibrancy of our startup ecosystem and that we could execute compelling events with successful entrepreneurs on a regular basis. The ratio of cities accepted versus total applications is around one in ten." Startup Grind is a major initiative of Google for Entrepreneurs, extending the network of relationships even deeper into the global tech community. Winston-Salem entrepreneurs will have an unbelievable communication network, project management platform, and can connect with the highest level of angel and venture firms, successful founders, and domain experts. Startup Grind founder and CEO Derek Andersen said Google for Entrepreneurs will help Startup Grind expand internationally by providing access to distribution, Google technology, and financial support. “In the future, you will not need to be in Silicon Valley."

Wake Forest School of Medicine:
The university's downtown medical school will open in Summer 2016!


Credit: Aramie Bloom

I see the atrium being cut into the ceiling in this image. It's cut into two floors, so far.

Credit: Carlos Bocanegra

Someone please use the DeLorean to go to the future and tell us when the windows will be installed?

ARTivity on the Green:
The scaffolding is down at the Tower Cloud rainbow and cloud making machine!


Credit: STITCH Design Shop


Credit: Doug Rice / AFAS


Credit: Doug Rice / AFAS

455@Vine Office Building:
The spec tech office building in a night view!


Credit: Brandon Tyndell

Science & Office Building:
The Governor's proposed $3 billion state bond will include $53.8 million for the new 7-storey building, pictured below, in downtown's IQ District.


Credit: Design Collective Architects / Pylot - High Rock

Mullen Ad Agency's New Office:
This is the space Mullen will renovate into their new offices. As you know, I find the spaces in these tech office buildings interesting. These are all "before" photographs. Mullen will move into their completed space in 525@Vine in December 2015.


Credit: Mullen


Credit: Mullen


Credit: Mullen

Foothills Brewery Tasting Room:

It was open to visitors (visitors seen below), so maybe it's built?

Credit: Ledbetter

Mast General Store:
They are stocking the shelves and preparing to open in possibly 10 days, at the earliest? It should be a great place to shop in downtown. If you like Vineyard Vines, Mast General has their clothing. It really is a store with everything.


Credit: Mast General Store

Downtown Development in the News:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Huffington Post
this mid-size North Carolina city is taking a turn toward the eclectic. Faced with similar economic struggles as its northern Rust Belt cousins, the brick fortresses that formerly housed tobacco and textile plants are being transformed into chic urban living spaces complete with farm-to-table cuisine, small-batch breweries, locally owned-and-operated bakeries, artisan boutiques and entrepreneurial corporate headquarters.
That describes the city and its projects, as discussed in this thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BioMed Realty Annual Report
Winston-Salem is a rapidly growing core innovation district anchored by Wake Forest University. This vibrant area for life science innovation has been one of our most active markets for development as we continue to preserve and reposition key portions of the historic warehouses in downtown Winston-Salem. Through the end of 2014 we completed the development and leasing of almost 700,000 square feet at the site and in late 2014, we announced plans to begin construction on an additional 283,000 square foot expansion of the Innovation Quarter to be anchored by Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In the years ahead, we expect to play a pivotal role in realizing the full potential of this burgeoning urban research park.
BioMed Realty plans to construct 6 million square feet of "tech centered" office space downtown. They are close to starting construction on a 182,000 square foot building in another month or two. They are currently constructing 455@Vine and the Wake Forest School of Medicine, both featured in today's update (above)! Bailey Park @ East End is also one of their projects.

Transportation Infrastructure:

East-West Expressway as Art:
Architect Walter Hood / Hood Design Studio visited Winston-Salem to work on expressway projects. You can see a sample of the firm's work at: http://www.wjhooddesign.com

Winston-Salem would like for everything in the city, including its expressways, to be creative.

Alternative Transportation:

East-West Expressway Bike & Pedestrian Path: New to this Thread!
We finally have details on this project, which includes bridges over the expressway, a tunnel, pocket parks, and would cost $15 million. It would allow cyclists to ride their bikes from the university medical center (in the Ardmore Historic District) to West End to the ballpark to the Ballpark Pedestrian Bridge to Brookstown to the downtown Financial District and Old Salem, where it would connect with the existing bike and walking paths in the city. Councilman Dan Besse is a big supporter of this project.

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Massive update this week!

Projects & Construction:

Pepper Building Apartments & Retail:
Thank you to Urban Mez for the update! I always love seeing the inside of the Art Deco Pepper Building!

The ground floor appears very clean:

Credit: Urban Mez

It looks the same as it did a month ago. I don't think U.S. Development has many workers on the site?

Credit: Urban Mez

Sports Performance Center:
Our first update on this project!


Credit: Seth Youngblood

Atlantic Capital Headquarters:
This new building won the North Carolina NAIOP award for N.C. Building Project of the Year. The building won the award for being a "new or renovated construction project in North Carolina that is outstanding in quality, building components, innovation, teamwork, project delivery and schedule."


Credit: DWSP

ARTivity on the Green:


Credit: STITCH Design Shop


Credit: STITCH Design Shop


Credit: Doug Rice / AFAS Group

This appears to be an access to the mechanical room for the Tower Cloud rainbow and cloud maker?

Credit: STITCH Design Shop

Musicians performing next to ARTivity on the Green:

Credit: Tucker Tharpe

This is called a "Shadow Sign" by the architects:

Credit: STITCH Design Shop

The Edge Flats Tower Two:


Credit: Edge Flats

Wake Forest School of Medicine: (and the UNCSA Art Tower!)

A rare view from the inside of the university medical school, looking up at the future atrium:

Credit: Stephen Apple


Credit: Tim Adams

The UNCSA Art Tower:

Credit: AFAS Group

Mast General Store:
Mast General Store will open on May 6, at 9:15 a.m.,. Yes, 8 days from now! Mast General Store is a destination retail business people are willing to travel a long distance to visit. It is usually found in busy/vibrant "touristy" downtowns, in or near the mountains, with a lot of out-of-town visitors. Mast General Store only opens a new location every four years and carefully selects their new locations.

The sign is here (taken yesterday morning):

Credit: LTM Commercial


Credit: Mast General Store


Credit: DWSP


Credit: Mike (HRW)

Window Display:

Credit: Mast General Store

Kimpton's Cardinal Hotel & Residences:
A look inside!

6th Floor Hallway:

Credit: David Heckler

Lobby:

Credit: David Heckler

McHugh Sisters Flats:
Salem College offered tours of their new downtown residence hall, to students, over the weekend.


Credit: Salem College

Meeting Planners' Suggestions:
The amount of money from conventions and events held in Winston-Salem has increased by 10% over last year. To build on that success, the TDA looked for ideas from 29 meeting planners. They suggested downtown Winston-Salem should add more hotels, improve the entrance to the convention center and add local artwork around that entrance. What is their opinion of Winston-Salem? TDA's Richard Geiger said The overall consensus was that the planners view Winston-Salem as an urban setting with an intimate atmosphere. "Some meeting planners considered downtown Winston-Salem as an urban Asheville because of its arts influence."

50 West Fourth Apartments & Retail:
This adaptive reuse project is almost completed!


Credit: Malena

Vine Street Conference Center: New to this Thread!
An event hosting space, located in downtown's IQ District. It's amazing how many events are held in the IQ District and to see the need for more meeting and presentation space all the time. Does anyone know how big this conference center is?


Credit: STITCH Design Shop

455@Vine Office Building:
A rare view from the inside of this adaptive reuse project! This is all spec tech office space, so if you need space, be sure to contact William Partin (336) 713-1336. This is 115,000 square feet of tech office space.


Credit: Stephen Apple

National Olympic Cycling Center:
Looking into the windows, it appears as if interior demolition is complete? We still haven't officially heard who the 22,000 square foot grocery store, on the lower two floors, will be? A ground breaking event for this project will be held at the end of next month. Next year, Team USA Cycling will be training for the Olympics in downtown Winston-Salem... in this building! The best cyclists in the United States will live in this building and train in this building, along with their coaches! Awesome!


Credit: Basement Bicycles


Credit: LTM Commercial

Alternative Transportation Options:

Winston-Salem Light Rail and Bike Path:
Yes, construction is starting on this project! The bid was awarded for the first segment last week. It will have bike and walking trails, along with a Light Rail Transit Line (LRT) connecting downtown to the airport. You can use the new bike and walking trail when this segment is completed next year. There are more segments proposed, to extend the bike and walking trails several miles/kilometers north. A new segment will begin construction when this segment is completed and open to walkers and cyclists. The Light Rail Line will open when the entire project is completed. Yes, the bicycle path is elevated above the streets, so cyclists are fully separated from traffic for their commute to work or for exercise. Cyclists don't have to stop at any intersections! It's like an interstate for bicycles! It should make it easier to bike to work and encourage more people to try it! It will also have water fountains, emergency stations, lighting, street markers in the bridges (so you know where you are), and more! Since this project is elevated above the streets, I don't know if we will see many updates on this? It is being built between residential, university/college classrooms, and office buildings, so maybe someone will look down from their condo, classroom, apartment, or office and take a few photographs we can share?


Credit: Design Collective


Credit: Stimmel Associates


Credit: Stimmel Associates


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I love the Mast Sign. I wish other downtown business would consider this sign type. Must every proposed downtown sign like Mast's go before city council?

And what's happening on Liberty Street is remarkable. I'm ready to hear the plans for the former Woolworth's space.
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Wait, there's an actual light rail system being built here? And it's going all the way to the airport??
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Construction is starting on one segment of the project, which includes the bike and walking paths. The two projects are connected through downtown and must be completed together along that segment. The rail line you see in the project is owned by the regional transit authority. Light Rail Service won't start until every segment of the rail project is completed and the passenger trains are purchased by the regional transit authority.

Projects & Construction:

455@Vine Office Building and Wake Forest School of Medicine:

Both buildings in one photograph!

Credit: jdgarrett22

455@Vine Office Building:

View from inside:

Credit: jdgarrett22

Wake Forest School of Medicine:
Concrete pour inside the university's downtown medical school.


Credit: Jessica Lewis

McHugh Sisters Flats:
Progress update on Salem College's downtown residence hall.


Credit: Salem College

Ernst & Young Moving Downtown:
EY (Ernst & Young) is relocating from the airport to downtown Winston-Salem in 751 West Fourth. With this lease, the building is almost full. The developer told me when he fully leases this building, he will begin the process to start construction on the 15-storey 760 West Fourth.

Bailey Power Plant:


Credit: Jessica Cohen

Southern Business & Development Magazine:
SB&D Magazine ranked Winston-Salem as one of the "Ten powerful major market economies in the South that don’t get enough national attention. Biotech and life sciences are thriving in this area, thanks to a combination of proximity to a nationally-recognized medical school (Wake Forest University) and the regional office for the North Carolina Biotechnology Center."

Mast General Store:
The ribbon cutting is Wednesday, May 6, at 9:15 a.m.,. Yes, tomorrow! Each store is different and will carry a few extra items you won't find on the website's catalog or in other Mast stores. I'm guessing this encourages Mast fans to visit each store? An interesting fact: Mast General Store carries 500 different candies? This store has 50,000 items including toys, mountain climbing/camping/hiking gear (outdoor/mountain sports outfitter downstairs), home decor, food, clothing, shoes, jewelry, and much more. The ownership of Mast General Store said they want to be a part of the retail explosion happening downtown. It does appear as if downtown Winston-Salem has reached the right number of apartments, condos, and dorms to attract retail. In about three weeks, we will cover the construction of a 22,000 square foot organic / health food grocery store a block away from Mast General Store.

Did you know: The lower floor of the store was originally used as parking when the building opened as a hardware store in 1928! The hardware store was 70,000 square feet when it opened and was the southeast's largest hardware store. Mast General Store will only use 15,000 square feet of that space on the lower two floors of the five storey building. The remaining space is used for micro apartments. This "T-shaped" building, with entrances on three different streets, is significantly larger than it looks!


Credit: Melissa Brewer


Credit: Estately

You can see where the original 1920s sign was located!

Credit: Kristin Zachary

Store Employees:

Credit: Mast General Store

TwinCity is right! This sign is awesome!

Credit: Mast General Store

Night View!

Credit: STITCH Design Shop


Credit: Fam Brownlee


Credit: Fam Brownlee


Credit: Fam Brownlee


Credit: Fam Brownlee

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Credit: David Rolfe / JournalNow

These are the original hardwood floors!

Credit:Kristin Zachary


Credit:Kristin Zachary

500 different candies:
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Credit: David Rolfe / JournalNow


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Credit:Kristin Zachary

Do you remember these stairs from a previous update? I love the building history signs too!

Credit:Kristin Zachary

The Staircase:
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Credit:Kristin Zachary

The Edge Flats Tower Two:


Credit: The Edge Flats

Interesting light fixture:

Credit: The Edge Flats

Flooring Installation in Exercise Room:

Credit: The Edge Flats

Finished Exercise Room:

Credit: The Edge Flats

Ballpark Village:
Now is a good time to bring up the Ballpark Village! It appears as if two important bordering properties are now for sale, which could lead to a larger development? The ballpark's neighborhood already has awesome historic architecture, as seen below. The Ballpark Village development should add a few new infill buildings to this beautiful historic neighborhood!


Credit: Jacob Carah

ARTivity on the Green:
The park will be completed and open this weekend!

Interesting terrain! You can see where three red lines will be painted on the walkway:

Credit: Chad Leiser

Follow the red lines to ARTivity on the Green!

Credit: The Garage Music Venue

Testing the Tower Cloud rainbow and cloud making machine:

Credit: STITCH Design Shop


Credit: STITCH Design Shop

Foothills Brewery Tasting Room: Built!
The tasting room officially opened on Wednesday. This is located at their brewing facility, so you can see how the beer is made on a tour. They have 30 beers on tap, including experimental brews they working on. It's important to remember: This facility isn't open as late as their downtown location. Be sure to check the hours of operation before visiting the tasting room. The project is an adaptive reuse of a former manila envelope factory into a regional brewery. The tasting room features roll-up doors, which open to a large patio for good weather days. Foothills plans to make this a destination, with bands, food, and other entertainment. An expansion of the brewery is already planned, which will add several 400-barrel fermenters for expansion into more states.


Credit: Wilson-Covington Construction

Fox 8 Morning Show:

Credit: Foothills Brewing

Winston-Salem in the News:
I noticed an increase in the number of page views. I'm guessing this is due to the New York Times article? That article also appeared in other newspapers on Sunday and Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution tweeted on it twice, along with BioMed Realty and others. Winston-Salem was in several newspapers and two magazines in the past week. If you have any questions about this city, register and ask!

New York Times Article:
The New York Times described downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District as North Carolina's 21st Century Innovation District, with a focus on proximity and collaboration. According to the New York Times, the IQ District has 2.5 million square feet of space. Most of that was built in the past three or four years. This article includes several construction projects we are talking about in this thread, such as Bailey Power Plant, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Kimpton's The Cardinal Hotel & Residences, and 455@Vine Office Building. In the article, Eric Tomlinson said “What we’re doing is economic development plus social engineering. We try to capture the basic activities of life. Work. Live. Learn. Play.” The Times article has photographs, but they are all old photographs from two or three months ago, with snow in them.

Winston-Salem in Private Air:
This is a magazine for luxury homes, art, and travel. Forum member hope shared this link at WSTB. This magazine also features Reynolda House Museum of American Art, which has the best collection of American Art in the Southeast. It has a nice description of Graylyn Luxury Hotel & International Conference Center, where world leaders and celebrities have stayed. You may remember when we had a post on the hotel's renovation. The magazine includes Kimpton's The Cardinal Hotel & Residences, which is still under construction.

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Convenient and charismatic, rife with luxury and rich in history, Winston-Salem is a destination beautifully suited for indulgence. From five star dining to world-class art and breathtaking estates to vineyards nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Winston-Salem is a beguiling Southern charmer. "This is a story of bastions and barons," begins Terry Keefer.

Today the grand dame known as Graylyn is an impossibly elegant hotel and the preferred choice for well-heeled and high profile guests to the area. Against a stunning exterior facade, the estate boasts a staggering display of museum-worthy architectural features including a fifteenth century French carved doorway and rare Louis XV paneling imported from Paris. When combined with the impeccable white glove service provided by Keefer and his colleagues, the overall aura that surrounds Graylyn Estate is nothing short of Opulent. In keeping with the elegant accommodations, meals at Graylyn are noteworthy events - particularly for guests dining in the intimate Mosque Room. Clad in brilliantly hued panels imported form Constantinople by Nathalie Gray, the room is an ornate celebration of Turkish art.
15th century French carved doorway - Graylyn Luxury Hotel and International Conference Center:

Credit: September Sun

Graylyn Luxury Hotel and International Conference Center:

Credit: September Sun

Transportation Infrastructure:

East-West Expressway Closure and Reconstruction:
This $80 million project has now entered the design phase. Construction could begin in 2016 and take four years to complete. This project will remove several ramps and interchanges from downtown, allowing for a more pedestrian and bicycle friendly design on several streets. The city is already preparing to reduce lanes, reduce lane widths, and add bicycle lanes and wider sidewalks to the city streets the state will remove the expressway ramps from. The project will also add art and replace bridges, built in 1955, with new designer bridges, creating a dramatic gateway into downtown. This is a nationally recognized project and is also considered an arts development! Its completion is expected to make national headlines for the city as an example for others to follow. The bike and pedestrian project below is also connected to this project, as are the street changes in the core of downtown.

What you need to know: The first nine months will be design and utility work. Nothing will close during those nine months. Peters Creek Parkway's ramps and bridge will be completed in Late 2017 or early 2018. Peters Creek Parkway will become the detour, as the state closes the expressway through downtown for two years. The Peters Creek Parkway Bridge will actually have a transparent noise wall. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that?

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East-West Expressway Bike & Pedestrian Path:
The contract for the $15 million project will be awarded in July 2016.

Winston-Salem Celebrates National Bike Month:
Check with the city calendar. There are events nearly every day this month for National Bike Month, from films to community rides. Also, plan to bike to work next week for Bike to Work Week! The month will end with one of the nation's largest cycling events: The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic. The Cycling Classic will include many of the world's best cyclists, competing in multiple events. Remember: Winston-Salem is a Sport Cycling, Soccer, and Tennis city.
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Speaking of the ballpark area, this looks pretty awesome! (sorry, don't know how to link these pictures)

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Matthew has been doing his research on this so I'll save a full post for his weekly update...

This is a really large project thats a bit shocking for downtown, even though similar sized projects are under construction in the Innovation Quarter.

300 sq. ft. of office? Brand must be in talks with a tenant. A grocer seems logical, as does the residential portion.

They're GUARANTEEING construction. Thats why they were chosen out of three proposals.

According to Fox8, The Royal Inn site would be a later phase for the project. We could be closer to the construction side than the proposal side since both the Royal Inn and a neighboring gas station are closed, fenced up and ready for demolition.
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I made a mistake on Apr 28, 2015. Brand Properties is the developer for the Ballpark Village and not the insurance complex. I do apologize for that. I thought I had that one confirmed, with the dates, city for the developer and architect, etc.,. I really only expected to see a parking deck and maybe a hotel announced for the ballpark village. Not a mixed-use village designed by the South's leading architect for upscale mixed-use lifestyle centers.

There is a good chance we may have two of these mixed-use villages downtown by this same architect. One along Fifth Street and another here at the ballpark. This architect is also designing the MLB Atlanta Braves mixed-use village. You can visit the Atlanta thread and see their designs for the Atlanta Braves Ballpark Village or go here: http://www.architectmagazine.com/des...-development_o

I didn't know about the developer buying the Royal Inn and gas station for a later phase? That is likely why the Royal Inn closed recently with no comments on their reason for closing. Prim said he had interest from possible tenants in the previous office building proposal and I can remember talking about them a few years ago.

I think I have this in the weekly update, but I'll post it today too: You may remember: This was the area Whole Foods Market was interested in, before the recession ended Crosland's proposal? Whole Foods wanted a big parking deck built into their building. This building matches all of their requests from that earlier proposal. It should be interesting to see if they open a location in downtown's ballpark village. Even more interesting with another health food store proposed on Liberty Street, to break ground at the end of this month.

About the weekly update: I write it throughout the week, so it already has entries right now, including this project. I'll check over it before posting to be sure it doesn't compare cities or say anything bad about another place. I also want to be clear about what is my opinion or rumors. I want it to be clear and easy to find BUILT or NEW projects and to find the project you're looking for. When the page changes to 10, I may change to for new proposals, so look for that change soon.
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Theyd fit well here as well as one or two destination restaurants new to the Triad. I pray that it isnt Wal-Mart. I still vote for a cinema.

Apparently, theres more in store for puny Green Street. I posted on WSTB an out-of-the-blue graphic for another major downtown development from the city's website. Typical Winston fashion. Most projects arent announced until right before ground breaking or weeks after!!
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Massive Update! With several new projects to follow!

I think it's likely The Fresh Market (most likely), with the name, font, green color, and building size as clues to who it is (and maybe they are in lease negotiations right now), or it's Whole Foods Market, which wanted to lease there a few years ago? It's an upscale downtown development and I'm guessing they don't want a Wal-Mart in it, for image reasons? It's sad that Winston-Salem based Lowes Foods, a team sponsor, doesn't enter the discussion. A movie theatre could be in a second or third phase of the project, since it is being called an "Entertainment District?"

Projects & Construction:

Brookstown District @ BB&T Ballpark: New to this Thread!
Ballpark Village is now Brookstown District @ BB&T Ballpark. The two phase project will cost $186 million and have more than one million square feet. It could also include a third phase in the future? We can expect to see 300,000 square feet of retail, including a grocery store; 300,000 square feet of office space; 250 hotel rooms; and 580 luxury residential flats. Construction on the first phase will start at the end of the 2015 baseball season (August 30, 2015?) and cost $96 million. It will take 18 months to complete. The second phase will cost $90 million and is proposed between First Street and Brookstown Avenue, just north of the ballpark. A future third phase could extend the development into the West Salem neighborhood, where the Royal Inn is located, and could bring the total investment to over a quarter billion dollars! Gayle Anderson said Atlanta-based Brand Properties has been looking at this market for several years. "They really understand the market and this community.” R. Brand Morgan, chief executive of Brand Properties, said "Creating an entertainment district surrounding this vast stadium is something you don’t get an opportunity to do every day, so when it came to us we jumped on it.”


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This is clearly an old rendering. The design has changed. Look at the skybridge, which doesn't match the other "higher quality" renderings.
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Green Street Office Building: New to this Thread!
This building is labeled as an office building and appears to have taller floors than the other buildings, but it looks more like a hotel to me? I will label it as an office building, as it's shown, until I see information telling me otherwise. This is part of the Brookstown District ballpark development... however I will discuss it as its own project, separate from the main development's updates, on this thread.


Credit: MiLB

322 North Green Street: New to this Thread!
We finally have a rendering for what is believed to be Lennar Multifamily Communities proposal at Fourth & Green! The project will have around 300 apartments and around 20,000 square feet of retail. That is about the size of most urban grocery stores.
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwinCity @ WSTB
A 10-storey mixed-use building was once proposed here, with a grocery store. That project was a victim of the Great Recession. It does appear as if the new developer would also like a grocery store at this site.

Downtown Grocery Store:
As you may remember, the balllpark was one of the four developments proposing a downtown grocery store. It was originally Whole Foods Market, which wanted a store with a large parking deck near the ballpark, until the recession ended those plans. Today we see the final renderings for the new ballpark development and they have "The Green Market" with a big parking deck and with the words "grocery store" in the plan. To me, it sounds like "The Fresh Market" and maybe they are waiting to finalize a lease? The Fresh Market uses a similar green and a similar font for their signage. No word at this time if Whole Foods Market or The Fresh Market have decided to lease in this new development. I've never seen a name on one of these proposals that so closely matched the name of an actual grocery store, which is usually a clue as to who it is. It's worth following though and I'm guessing Whole Foods Market is likely still interested.

The Fresh Green Market?

Credit: MiLB

Downtown Projects Proposing a Grocery Store: (developer's or architect's wording for the space is included, along with square footage)
1. Brookstown District (The Green Market - Grocery Store) - NA
2. 322 North Green Street / Fourth & Green (NA) - around 20,000 Square Feet
3. National Olympic Cycling Center (Health Food Store) - around 22,000 Square Feet
4. Bailey Power Plant (Grocery Store) - NA

Large spaces of 20,000 to 50,000 square feet are usually grocery store spaces. Urban grocery stores are downsizing to 20,000 to 25,000 square feet and some are downsizing to 15,000 square feet. The average Trader Joes', which has a location in Five Points, is around 10,000 to 15,000 square feet. Publix is working on a "downtown model" store that could drop to around 15,000 square feet. All Earth Fare stores are usually 20,000 to 25,000 square feet. All of The Fresh Market grocery stores are around 20,000 square feet. Whole Foods Market is usually 25,000 to 50,000 square feet, with 25,000 being the "downtown model" store.

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Interiors Division:
HAECO is seeing so much growth, they need to hire 40 engineers right now! If you love Winston-Salem and want to work in aerospace engineering in Winston-Salem's Union Cross area, this is a great opportunity for you.

Mast General Store: Built!
Mast General Store is now open! Be sure to visit next time you're in downtown Winston-Salem! ...Of course we will make a big photography post to celebrate the completion!


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The ribbon is cut!

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Holly Shop Restoration: New to this Thread!
Workers removed the metal panels from the facade about two weeks ago. Look at the vintage mid-1940s Holly Clothing Store graphics in the windows! It's great to see this historic storefront being restored. I don't know if the owners will keep these windows or not, in their restoration? Holly was a fast growing clothing store in the 1940s and 50s. The 1940s logo is the one seen in these windows. By the 1950s, the logo became more elongated. If you're a fan of 1940s retail history or just want to look into downtown Winston-Salem's past, be sure to visit this storefront on Liberty Street... on your way to ARTivity on the Green of course.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Possum @ WSTB
Photograph from November 26, 1960! (look at the windows on the second floor!)

Credit: Forsyth County Library

November 29, 1947! (Look for HOLLY and look at the windows!)

Credit: Forsyth County Library

McHugh Sisters Flats:
The view from Salem College's new downtown residence hall!


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Wake Forest School of Medicine:

A crane at the university's downtown medical school construction project!
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmhpmi @ WSTB

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50 West Fourth Street Apartments:


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O'Hanlon Building Renovation:
A local real estate site said the O'Hanlon Building is replacing the elevators and making other improvements.

It's the dark brick building on the left:

Credit: Jared Haight

Pepper Building Apartments & Retail:
Now that U.S. Development has finished Mast General Store, I expect to see more of those workers move to the Pepper Building, so they can finally finish interior demolition. This is a very slow moving project. The urban explorer photographs below are from a month ago.

Look at how tall the ground floor is, compared to the demolition workers!

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Interesting 1920s lighted clothing sign... Possibly from the building's original upscale department store?

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The rooftop has a great view!

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Kimpton's The Cardinal Hotel & Residences:
The city is currently working on a 25-year deal with the developer so the Kimpton Hotel and Luxury Apartments can lease 350 parking spaces in the Fourth & Church Parking Deck. It should be a $105,000 deal for the city. There could be 323 units over 24 floors, including both apartments and hotel rooms? The project will also include a restaurant and bar, along with conference space and additional amenities on the upper floors.

Mitsubishi HVAC Installation Update from the Contractor:

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ARTivity on the Green: Built!
The park is now open in North Carolina's Ruby City! Follow the red lines to find the Wizard of the Arts District and the wizard's cloud and rainbow machine. If you haven't visited ARTivity on the Green, you must see this. Will we close our reporting on this project with a BIG photography post? Of course!


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The Tower Cloud rainbow and cloud making machine is creating rainbows!

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Originally Posted by The Possum @ WSTB



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Salem College Science and Mathematics Campus:
A contract was approved for Stantec to provide engineering and consulting services. This appears to be focused on the Bath Waterway and any remediation.

500 West Fifth Street:
Forum member dtws at WSTB reported that surveyors were at the site last week, taking measurements. This could be the next big development to be announced.

Building "rumored" to be under contract by Trammell Crow for adaptive reuse?

Credit: Jared Haight

Alternative Transportation:

Proposed Bicycle Infrastructure:
Winston-Salem has proposed 33 miles (53 kilometers) of "funded" bicycle infrastructure projects around the city. These projects could begin construction at the end of this year? There are also 6 "funded" greenway projects in the design phase.

Did you know: Walk & Roll is the longest running "open streets" celebration in North Carolina?

East-West Expressway Bike & Pedestrian Path:
The city is preparing to enter an agreement with the state to build this, today. Yes, the final vote could happen today! It appears as if the state will provide $10 million of the costs for what both the city and state believe will be an iconic infrastructure project that "will set a new standard of excellence in roadway construction and reconstruction which NCDOT, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as well as, other state and federal agencies will cite as an excellent example of a true public/private partnership." WOW! This is happening! It will be so awesome to see bicycle flyover ramps on the East-West Expressway in downtown!


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Winston-Salem is serious about walking to work and bicycle commuting, with tunnels, bridges, and bicycle flyover ramps, connecting neighborhoods to downtown and the university medical center, along with other walking and biking paths.


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There will be a bike ride to today's meeting in City Hall. The City Hall meeting is at 6 p.m.,. The bike ride to the meeting is at 5:15 at Washington Perk. Wear green if you attend! Contact your council person right now and tell them you support the bike trail along the expressway!

Creative Corridors:
Value Engineering. Everyone seems to dislike it. And here it is. The arches over the John Gold Expressway (U.S. Route 52) and the Salem Creek Connector will go through value engineering, to see if the cost can be reduced enough to be built within the current budget. The bridge enhancements on the Salem Creek Connector have received state funding, including $200,000 from the NCDOT Small Construction Funds and $500,000 from the Secretary of Transportation's contingency funds. I think this is funding to move the project forward right now, with plans for Creative Corridors to repay the state in the future?

Transit, Bike, & Pedestrian Improvements:
A recent study looked at improvements in five categories for the area around Winston-Salem State University. The category they focused most on was engineering, for it's potential to dramatically transform the campus. When the Salem Creek Connector opens, it will reduce traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, allowing for major bicycle, pedestrian, and transit improvements. Look for possible traffic calming enhancements, which could include bike lanes, wider sidewalks, and on-street parking. The connector and all projects following it, around campus, will dramatically improve WSSU! I'm very excited about this! The next phase of the project involves an engineering study to further evaluate these proposed infrastructure improvements and look for any further improvements.
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One Research Tower:
BioMed Realty and WFIQ are in talks with the state, county, and city about a large incentives package to attract a digital health company's corporate headquarters to this proposed 20-25 storey office tower. It will be a nationally recognized headquarters from outside the region. This could be thousands of jobs? Talks on this secret project will occur over the next few months, according to Tomlinson. This could become a major corporate headquarters, moving to a new skyscraper, in downtown Winston-Salem!

I'm guessing the building could have around 450,000 square feet of office space and the company could have 2,000+ employees? That is just my guess though.

National Center for Design Innovation:
Still not completed?


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Bailey Power Plant:
County Commissioners will discuss issuing $25 million in Limited Obligation Bonds, in Summer 2018, for SciWorks. These bonds don't require voter approval. It appears as if the issues delaying work at the power plant have SciWorks looking at other sites, including the old Sheriff Department Building on Third Street?

The City of Winston-Salem will consider incentives for the power plant project next month.


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Brookstown District @ BB&T Ballpark:
It appears as if all three phases of the development will cost $240 million.

First Phase: $96 million
Second Phase: $90 Million
Third Phase: $54 million

Kimpton's The Cardinal Hotel & Residences:
I finally saw Kimpton's construction elevator in action in this photograph. It's not the usual construction elevator I see at other construction sites. I think they also have a telescopic crane/lift, to take items into the upper floors, late at night.


Credit: Patrick Turner

This is a new HVAC product: "PremiSys Mitsubishi HVAC DOAS unit, strapped, on way to The Cardinal @Kimpton Hotel"

Credit: David Heckler

If you would like to read about this product: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dedicat...oor_air_system

This appears to be one of the first installations of this product in the United States?

455@Vine Office Building:
According to the TBJ, a tenant will be announced soon for this 115,000 square foot, speculative tech office building. It's amazing how fast BioMed Realty leases these tech office buildings! I haven't seen the space advertised yet and it usually isn't advertised until the building is close to opening. Developer BioMed Realty has said, the market for these technology & research buildings continues to boom and they can't build them fast enough!


Credit: WFIQ


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Old Vineyard Expansion:
The N.C. Division of Health Services Regulation held a hearing on the expansion, which would move 60 beds from Morganton to this hospital in Winston-Salem. This appears to be the first step in the application review process and the entire review could take several more months. If approved, construction could be completed by January 2017.

Chatham Manufacturing Adaptive Reuse:
An adaptive reuse project, converting old industrial buildings into apartments and office space.


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Wake Forest School of Medicine:
Workers are now sealing and applying the final paint to the exterior concrete walls. It won't be long until we see the skylights and windows!

Workers apply the final paint to the concrete on the north side:
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It appears as if the medical school building will look very similar to 525@Vine?
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This may appear to be one massive building, but it is actually two connected buildings, built five years apart (a medical school, built in 1928, on the left and an office building, built in 1923, on the right):
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WSPD South District Station - Former Nissen Wagon Works:
This station could open by early next year, since the city already owns it and the bonds are approved. The city’s public safety committee got a first look at floor plans for this station last week and would like to award bids in July. This is an adaptive reuse of a building built in 1834.

The Edge Flats:
A putting green was installed at the Edge Flats.


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Headquarters for Outpour Films:
If you're an amateur filmmaker, you're likely familiar with this tech company. Outpour Films has moved its headquarters to 527 West Fifth Street. Outpour Films allows students and amateur filmmakers to share their movies. The company believes student and amateur films deserve exposure and their creators deserve to be recognized. They also encourage collaboration among young creatives through their community.

ARTivity on the Green:
Since its opening last week, this park has become a big success! It has become so successful, it is already appearing in national news stories. Be sure to read about it in Next City, which has beautiful photographs of the park.


Credit: The Garage

National Olympic Cycling Center:
We are just 10 days away from the official groundbreaking! Workers have already started the process of interior demolition. A forum member on WSTB shared a few interesting views I thought you may like.

The backside of the building:

Credit: Dominic Gray

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Originally Posted by The Possum @ WSTB
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Original Storefront Window Showcases:




Original ceiling and interior:
Alternative Transportation:

Winston-Salem Light Rail and Bike Path:
This is a look at the current conditions at the site. It was cleared, so work can start on the project. You can see the rail line that will be preserved for the future light rail transit system.

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One of Winston-Salem's celebrities passed-away last week. Blues singer Captain Luke was known around the world for his voice and he was well-known for his art.

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Kimpton's The Cardinal Hotel & Residences:
City Council approved designating this building as a local historic landmark.


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Semans Arts Library:


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Brookstown Distrct @ BB&T Ballpark:
Forsyth County Commissioners held several closed sessions and are now ready to vote on an incentive offer for the $96 million first phase of this three phase project. The first phase of this project includes a downtown grocery store, additional retail space, luxury apartments, office space, and a hotel with 250 rooms.

Pepper Building Apartments & Retail:


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Providence, R.I., Looking at Winston-Salem for Ideas:
Providence may look for ideas from downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District for their I-195 Redevelopment. They will look at Wake Forest University's downtown medical school and the innovation district around it. Their plans will involve creating an innovation district around Brown's medical school.

McHugh Sisters Flats:
A photograph, from two or three weeks ago, of construction on the new Salem College residence hall in downtown. The brickwork looks amazing! It does appear as if it's an old building from the 1800s. It should look good with the Victorian rowhouses across the street and older structures around it.


Credit: Salem College Alumni Association

Ashley Expands... Again!
Ashley will add 300 employees in the next few months. The company's chairman and founder said, the company will hire the workers "as quick as we can." There is talk of another massive expansion, soon?

Wake Forest School of Medicine:
The university's downtown medical school is moving forward. Yes, the east side is being painted! I'm still waiting on the windows.

From the rooftop amenity area of Plant 64 Lofts:

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Regional Tourist Attraction Park:
STITCH Design Shop is currently designing all structures in the first phase of construction for this park.


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WSPD South District Station - Former 1834 Nissen Wagon Works:
Wow! This was once the nation's largest wagon manufacturer! Work on converting this building into a police station should begin soon.


Credit: Justin Reissman

National Olympic Cycling Center:
We are just 3 days away from the official ground breaking! You can see the building, with the massive "Team USA Cycling" banner on the outside.


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Transportation Infrastructure:

Creative Corridors:
The Peters Creek Parkway Bridge was to become a signature architectural feature in downtown, but the federal government requires sound walls and noise reduction systems, which limit what they can do creatively with this bridge. The best they can do is what you see below. This is a deconstructed Moravian Star, designed by Larry Krikland, in steel and glass. It will light-up at night. Moravian Stars are a symbol of Winston-Salem. A 1920s book, called Christmas in Winston-Salem, made the stars popular nationally as Christmas decorations. They are seen year-round in Winston-Salem though.

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The bridge at night, with the lights on:

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View Artist Website: http://larrykirkland.com

Alternative Transportation:

These projects are part of Downtown Winston-Salem's proposed Green Artful Iconic Network:

Green Street Pedestrian Bridge:
This pedestrian bridge, by Donald MacDonald Architects, will become the western gateway to downtown Winston-Salem. It is designed to evoke the silhouette of oak trees in the winter. It is located near BB&T Ballpark, allowing residents of the West Salem neighborhood to walk or ride a bicycle to the ballpark for games and shopping/restaurants. The parking lots on the left side of the bridge will be replaced with a grocery store, apartments, and a 250 room hotel in the Brookstown District proposal, seen in a rendering near the top of this post. The entire mixed use development will be centered on Green Street and the Green Street Pedestrian Bridge in these renderings below.

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View Architect's Website: http://www.donaldmacdonaldarchitects.com

Bike & Pedestrian Land Bridge:
This is what is known as a Land Bridge. A park over the expressway, in downtown's financial district! It was designed by Walter Hood to carry bicycle and pedestrian traffic over the East-West Expressway without taking cyclists or pedestrians out of the trees and beautiful landscaping. It will be constructed directly in front of BB&T's 21-storey headquarters tower in downtown. This is expected to become the most iconic bridge in the state. The NCDOT has never attempted anything like this before and will spend the most time working on this complex bridge design. Project Manager Kristen Haaf said “What is iconic about this is the idea that this pedestrian environment is so important in a downtown area. It is a feature that doesn’t just make a symbolic link. It is a physical connection.” The "park over the expressway" could make the expressway almost seem to disappear for the walker or cyclist. The bike and walking path (Cycle Track) connects downtown Winston-Salem with Old Salem.

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Redge Hanes, speaking for the James G. Hanes and the John and Anna Hanes foundations, released a statement calling these bridges an effort the foundations are proud to support.
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New Brewery Downtown:
A new brewery, to be named Wise Man Brewing, could open in the downtown Arts District? The future brewery's ownership is currently looking at locations on the north side of downtown. Could this be the "Brewpub" tenant on the Main Street side of the National Olympic Cycling Center?

50 West Fourth Apartments & Retail:
It should open at any time?


Credit: Phillip Oakley

Wake Forest School of Medicine:
A view from Wake Forest University's new downtown medical school. Students should have an awesome view of the skyline.


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From the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic on Saturday:

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Enlarged Aerial With Skylight Openings:

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New Forsyth County Courthouse:
A group of Forsyth County's top court officials, including the county's top prosecutor, have formally requested a new courthouse in a letter to County Commissioners. County administrators are meeting with this group to discuss problems with the 1970s Brutalist building. The Forsyth County Bar Association also supports a new courthouse and asks for it to become an "urgent priority." The Chairman of the Commissioners talks as if they are ready to consider a new courthouse, which "could" reach around 12-storeys in height.

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Kimpton's The Cardinal Hotel & Residences:
This building's construction documents show a 24th floor in the stacking plan. Does anyone have further information on this?

A beautiful photograph of the new hotel and apartments!

Credit: Juan Jose Lagos Galeano

Bailey Power Plant:
DTZ, BioMed Realty, & Whiting-Turner Construction signage was installed over the weekend.


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Rusted Root Concert:

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Brookstown District @ BBT Ballpark:
Commissioners will wait until June 22, to decide if they support incentives for this project. Final details are being worked-out for the first phase of this massive three phase project, which could bring a $240 million mixed-use development to the area around downtown's ballpark!

New Signage at 525@Vine:
It's good to see more colleges leasing space downtown and bringing students into downtown.


Credit: FTCC

Camel City BBQ Factory:
This two-storey restaurant and entertainment facility will have an open kitchen on the ground floor, for serious connoisseurs, serving both Western North Carolina style barbecue and Texas Brisket. The top floor of this 1927 industrial building will have a bar and game room, with pool tables, vintage video games, foosball, and basketball. It will also have private rooms for parties and corporate events, along with retracting walls to provide for cafe-style dining during good weather. There is some talk of using the building's rooftop too?

Restaurant owner Steve Doumas on the second floor (bar & game room):

Credit: Jordan Green / City Beat

Angelo's Amphitheatre:
This project is still proposed. The developers now own a 1.2 acre site and the historic 1929 Angelo Brothers Wholesale Supply Building.

455@Vine Office Building:

It's on the far left:

Credit: Winston-Salem Cycling Classic

D1 Sports Training:
It is now confirmed. The NBA's Chris Paul (cp3) is the sports star partnering with D1 to build their Winston-Salem facility. Membership is limited to only 200 people; so if you're interested, sign-up now!

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I'm very excited and proud to partner with D1 Sports to bring a location to my hometown of Winston-Salem...This will be the best training facility in the area!!
Corporate Headquarters Moving Here From New York:
Wildcat Territory, a home furnishings company, is moving its headquarters from Long Island City, N.Y., to the 150,000 square foot historic Carolina Underwear Building. This is an adaptive reuse project and will receive a state building reuse grant. Many of the employees are moving here from New York, but they are hiring at least 20 people. Nancy Reib said New York is very expensive and the building the company was located in was about to raise the rent. She looked at locations in Chicago and the Boston area, before selecting this building.

Dex Headquarters:
Dex has completed the move of their corporate headquarters. The headquarters relocated from Virginia. The project was an adaptive reuse of a 210,000 square foot former Hanes Brands warehouse. The company plans to expand rapidly in the next five years and this space will allow for that expansion. The company is a subsidiary of the Volvo Group. Volvo has declined to say how many people are moving here from Virginia or how many new jobs will be created during their expansion.

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Originally Posted by Governor Pat McCrory
"It's always great to see companies move to North Carolina and we appreciate Dex's commitment to our state and environment. Employers know North Carolina is a great place to invest because of our friendly business climate, infrastructure and talented workforce.”
ZSR Library - Atrium & Bridge: Built!
We didn't see many updates on this project and it's already built.


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Credit: ZSR Library

Most Overlooked Cities:
Winston-Salem ranked 4th on the Thrillist list of Most Overlooked Cities between 100,000 and 300,000. The city made the list based largely on how beautiful and historic it is and its arts scene.

Haverty's Building Renovation:
Workers have started cutting 2 new storefronts into a blank brick wall on Sixth Street in the former Haverty's Furniture Building. The massive retail building will become three retail storefronts. Two storefronts on Sixth Street and the original Streamline Moderne storefront on Liberty Street. The new spaces are 100% leased and include Twin City Cigars, a barbershop, and Pulliams Hotdogs, which has appeared nationally in magazines and TV shows for its BBQ and hotdogs. I think it was ranked among the best hotdog restaurants a few years ago?


Credit: Andrew Dye


Credit: Andrew Dye

You can see the completed storefront and plywood over the unfinished storefront:

Credit: Winston-Salem Cycling Classic

Yes, there is this much demand for new storefronts in the downtown Arts District!

Bailey Park Lower:
Bailey Park @ East End's proposed second phase is now called Bailey Park Lower, according to site plans.

2016 and 2017 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road & TT National Championships:
Winston-Salem has been selected to serve as the host city for the 2016 and 2017 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road & TT National Championships. The event will be held May 22-30 and is expected to attract more than 30,000 visitors. USA Cycling selected Winston-Salem on their own and asked Winston-Salem Cycling Classic leadership and the City of Winston-Salem if they would like to host this. YES! The nine-day event will combine the Pro Road & TT Championships, Masters Road National Championships and the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, ending on Memorial Day with the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic UCI 1.1 road race. Dr. Richard Rauck said “May 2016 will showcase Winston-Salem as the leading city for cycling in the United States. Winston-Salem will host two national cycling championships in a nine day event! Back-to-back weekends of top-tier races further solidify the city’s prominence on the national stage as a premiere hub for cycling, according to USA Cycling.

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Originally Posted by USA Cycling
“Winston-Salem is an excellent cycling town and is well equipped to host this nine-day celebration of road cycling next year,” said Micah Rice, USA Cycling Vice-President of National Events. “Combining the three preexisting events into one occasion will make Winston-Salem the epicenter of American cycling next spring, and we are proud to partner with a city so deserving of that role.” “We in Winston-Salem recognize the 2016 Volkswagen USA Cycling Pro Championships for road cycling and time trial as the premier event of the year for USA Cycling and are thrilled to have been selected as the host city,” said Winston-Salem Cycling Chair Dr. Richard Rauck. “May 2016 will showcase Winston-Salem as the leading city for cycling in the United States as we combine the Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road & TT National Championships with the Masters Road National Championships and the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic into nine action-packed days of racing. This number of national cycling championships at one time and in one location is unprecedented and will welcome tens of thousands of spectators and racers to Winston-Salem.”
According to Cycling Illustrated, the under construction National Olympic Cycling Center in downtown is discussed as helping to attract this event. It should be interesting to see the impact it has when it opens!

National Olympic Cycling Center:
Did someone say National Olympic Cycling Center? This project broke ground Friday, as an $8 million adaptive reuse of a 1913 building. Historic Tax Credits will be used on this project. According to the mayor, Winston-Salem is using these events and new cycling projects to transform Winston-Salem into the nation's epicenter of cycling. The developer of the NOCC said he also wants Winston-Salem to become "the premier cycling city in America." According to news reports and interviews with cyclists: This project should not only elevate Winston-Salem's profile in the cycling world, but it would even out – if not shift – the current balance of power nationally for a sport that has planted deep roots on the west coast. WOW! The building will be completed in April 2016 and will have 4 apartments, 10 double-occupancy rooms to house teams from across the country who will train in downtown Winston-Salem, and a rooftop deck. The building will also have cycling training equipment, lounge, a meeting room, open kitchen, a study area for young athletes still in school, a laundry facility, and places to store and maintain bikes. Support spaces on the lower building levels will include offices, exam rooms, and a metabolic testing lab. The storefront spaces will be leased to restaurants, breweries, bars, cafes, or retail establishments. Teams will pay to stay and train at the center. The U.S. Olympic Committee could officially designate the site next month or in August. Until then, it will use the "temporary" name National Cycling Center. Since the proposal and project is National Olympic Cycling Center, I will use that name for updates in this thread. The developers also want the center to be designated in the Community Olympic Development Program. There are only 11! It would become the only cycling-specific CODP institution. The program would help young athletes who are not well off to reach the highest level of training. As a major national center for cycling, the funding for this center is from across the nation.

I don't see the health food store; so I'm guessing that is no longer in their plans? I will remove it from the project's description. I like having multiple tenants in that space, instead of one big tenant. With grocery stores proposed at First and Green streets, Fourth and Green streets, and Bailey Power Plant at Fourth Street and Patterson Avenue, it's no surprise.

After a fire in February 1913 destroyed the original Brown-Rogers Hardware Store and Brown Opera House (where One West Fourth is currently located), the hardware store bought this property to build their new hardware store. The building opened in late 1913 and operated as a hardware store from 1913-1928 and later as one of the region's largest furniture stores. Liberty Street would become a destination for furniture shoppers, with several large furniture stores. In May 1989, a tornado destroyed the original cornice, which was replaced a few years ago.

1913 Photograph:

Credit: Forsyth County Public Library / NC Room

Side of the building, as viewed from a condo in the neighboring One West Fifth:

Credit: Forsyth County Public Library / NC Room

The actual 2016 Team USA poses with their photograph on the building!

Credit: Jess Cerra

They visited Winston-Salem to compete in the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic. They said the photograph on the building only has half of the team on it.


Credit: Lambert A+I

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Credit: JournalNow


Credit: Bill Oakes


Credit: Christian Schroeder


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Credit: WXII

Travis McCabe (below) described it as a college. You can sleep, you can eat, and train right.

Credit: WXII
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Last edited by Matthew; Jan 29, 2017 at 6:26 AM.
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