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North-South Rail Transit System:
This is being led by private developers, connected with downtown's IQ District (innovation district), and two universities. They have already met with the neighborhoods along the existing rail line and are now ready to begin the next steps. Global engineering & services firm WSP, based in Canada, will be hired to conduct a feasibility study on using the existing unused Norfolk & Western rail line, on the city's High Line project, for a North-South rail transit system. The study will cost $100,000 to $125,000, but the city will only have to pay $50,000, since others involved are also covering part of the cost. They will have to involve the city to secure some of the federal and state funding required, but will keep the amount paid by taxpayers at a minimum. A person at the presentation said the city may only have to pay around $1 million for construction, if their estimates are correct. This rail transit system will connect nearly all of the colleges and universities in Winston-Salem to downtown's IQ District. It will also connect the LJVM Sports & Entertainment Complex to downtown, allowing downtown residents to take a train to basketball, football, USTA tennis, the fair, skate park, concerts, and Thunderbirds hockey games. There are several old industrial buildings along the rail line that could become more attractive for conversion into office/residential/entertainment/arts uses. Since most of the route will have dedicated right-of-way (ROW), it should be a fast service and arrive on time. The project is expected to cost around $38 million. This was always planned as a part of the High Line project and appeared in the renderings. We have discussed this rail service in the past, on this thread, but this is the official announcement and the beginning of moving this from renderings and ideas to reality. Yes, it's finally moving forward.

Company to be hired: https://www.wsp.com/en-US/sectors/li...and-streetcars

Rail transit system shown on the recently completed High Line project:

Credit: Design Collective

Completed rail work as part of the recently completed High Line project:

Credit: Stimmel Associates

A look at the existing rail on the High Line project to be used for the rail transit system:

Credit: Mitchell Loll

When working on the High Line project, everything involving the rails was designed for rail transit, so they have nearly completed this one segment of the rail transit system project.

Existing rail to be used for rail transit system (Notice this part of the project is nearly completed):

Credit: alpha.mayga

This should be somewhat fast to build, since half of the rail is already in place.
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Rails-to-Trails Bicycle Commuter Highway: (Winston-Salem's High Line) Built!
This project is now completed! Add Winston-Salem to the list of cities with a "high line" in their downtown. And, as you read above, they are working to bring rail transit to the rail line on Winston-Salem's High Line. You can use the High Line for bicycle commuting, to avoid traffic and intersections. It's expected to reduce the amount of time required for bicycle commuting. As you can see, it's seeing a lot of use, as a park and bike/walking trail (the trail part of the High Line project is called "Long Branch"). I would say this High Line project is a success. It has residential/university/office/arts/retail buildings fronting it, with bicycle commuting showers and lockers in several of the buildings, so that is likely a big part of its success.


Credit: Wexford Science + Technology


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Long Branch Trail is the name for the bike/walking trail and it extends beyond the High Line and connects to other bike/walking trails. Only the elevated section is the High Line and the High Line also has park space and a rail line (future rail transit), in addition to Long Branch Trail.

Bike Share is available:

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The gravel area is the future rail transit line (They cut the rails in the gravel area and will extend them with new rail to Winston-Salem State University):

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The rail line where the rail transit system is being studied by WSP Engineering:

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If you look closely, you'll see a granite marker in the concrete walkway that says "Fogle Street"

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

4-20 is here!

This Week: Construction begins at another downtown brewery and we have an awesome update on Link IQ!

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Incendiary Brewing Company:
Construction has started on Incendiary Brewing at Bailey Power Plant and the brewery will open on Labor Day. Are you ready for downtown Winston-Salem's next brewery! The taproom, seating 150 people indoors, will showcase an impressive line of IPAs, barrel-aged beers, and adjunct/spiced beers to go along with several classic styles. Expect to see 20 beers on tap. They plan to have a new variety of beer every Friday. The brewery will feature a 2,000 square foot outdoor space in The Coal Pit, providing additional seating and an open-air downtown vibe. The owners of the brewery are award-winning brewers. They have hired John Priest, formerly of Bells Brewing in Kalamazoo, Mich., as brewmaster and operations manager. He likes the location, surrounded by tech companies, creative companies, medical students, engineering students, and apartments/condominiums. Priest has experienced national success on a professional stage with a Gold Great American Beer Festival medal in 2015 for his ESB (English Special Bitter) and Silver Great American Beer Festival medal in 2016 for his American Wheat Ale. Together, they will develop new beers to try each week while working to improve fan favorites. The brewery purchased a Wild Goose canning line and will offer several beers to take home and share with others.

There are more restaurant and entertainment tenants in talks for the other retail spaces in Bailey Power Plant. Expect new tenant announcements, soon!

Rendering:

Credit: WFIQ

The concrete floor of the brewery will have its logo stained into it.

View seen in the rendering, above:

Credit: WFIQ

Start of construction:

Credit: incendiarybrew

Hotel Indigo:


Credit: vincerabil


Credit: vincerabil


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A look at the rooftop mechanical systems:

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From yesterday:

Credit: wadecodesign

The Big Crane:
In some of the photographs, you may have noticed this massive crane. Two streets were closed for the crane. Here are a few photographs of it.


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Stevens Center Renovation:


Credit: rbvagabond79

Forsyth County Courthouse:
This project is now in design. According to Native Camel, at the WSTB Forum, construction is expected to begin in Fall 2019 and completion is set for Fall 2021.

500 West Fifth:


Credit: bryanlovessharon

Lobby Rendering:

Credit: keepitlocalws

116 West Fourth Apartments:


Credit: vincerabil

Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites:

Brick installation:

Credit: amylwagner

West End Station:
Photographs from a construction worker at the site.


Credit: joshkneen


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U.S. Olympic Cycling Training Center: (National Cycling Center)


Credit: oneistheworld

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:


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View from The Coal Pit:

Credit: okazakifragment


Credit: lcarol_m

A rare western aerial view of the progress:

Credit: piedmonttriadliving

This restaurant, across the street, is an awesome place to watch the construction:

Credit: viatordesignandconstruction


Credit: amholmes


Credit: WXII Lanie Pope

A rare view of the eastern side:

Credit: WXII Lanie Pope



Alternative Transportation:

Zagster Bike Share - Phase II Expansion:

Do I see a new bike share docking station on the new High Line (middle of photograph):

Credit: dwspguy

When the rail transit system is installed, the downtown stop on the High Line will allow people to use bike share to reach their destination. The downtown stop will also be on this walking/bike trail, which connects to other walking/bike trails.



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1860 Skyline Aerial:
For Fun: A rare look at Winston-Salem's skyline in 1860! Most of the structures in this photograph are still standing!


Credit: Old Salem Museums & Gardens
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I want to thank the photographers and local businesses, sharing updates on projects, who make this thread possible. Without you, these updates won't happen.

Rainy weeks usually don't have as many photographs or as much progress. Many of these are rainy day photographs.

Do I see cats projected on the Millennium Center? Awesome! Keep Winston-Salem Weird & Nerdy!

Credit: nathanl87

I'm thinking about posting songs from people named Matthew, like me! (I don't think there are many songs from people named Matt, though?)
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If you like Matthew Sweet, he has a tour stop in downtown Winston-Salem's Bailey Park, next month, for a large open-air concert. It's across the street from Bailey Power Plant. You will have to buy tickets (ticketmaster - $35 per person) to see it. The massive concerts for cyclists in the park always sell-out, so buy your tickets early. If you live in an apartment or condominium above Bailey Park, you can see it for free from your home. Free concerts are a benefit to downtown living!

Hotel Indigo:
The opening for Hotel Indigo was moved from August 2018 to late Fall 2018 and the number of keys/rooms is now 74. One less room from the original proposal. The hotel will feature a state-of-the-art fitness center and two restaurants. The later opening date (possibly three or four months later than previously expected?) doesn't surprise me. They are far from opening. I doubt the restaurants will open next month, since they haven't started on the ground floor windows and doors. The restaurant openings will likely move from May to August or September?

Spring has finally arrived:

Credit: anna7catherine

Workers removed the smaller casement windows from the larger openings and cut a new doorway into the wall:

Credit: live.the.ride

Downtown Courtyard by Marriott:
This hotel is now officially under construction, as work begins on the foundation. I'll add it to our construction list, today!

418 North Marshall Street:
This is a beautiful interior! Photographs are from the architect, if you're interested in hiring them.

Frosted glass now in place:

Credit: lambert_architecture


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Arts-Based School:
This downtown elementary and middle school is ready to expand again, with more classrooms.

Bailey Power Plant Building 23-1:
Workers are ready to start construction on converting the elevated rail lines into a concrete walkway with lighting. This walkway will allow people on Fourth Street to access the second floor retail in the proposed Building 23-1. Landmark Builders is the General Contractor and Wexford Science + Technology is the developer.

Elevated rail lines to be converted into a walkway with lighting:

Credit: jwayser

Supports for the elevated rail lines to be converted into a walkway with lighting:

Credit: aslpundrthstars

Supports for the elevated rail lines to be converted into a walkway with lighting:

Credit: aslpundrthstars

Union Station & Streetcar Yard:
Elizabeth's Pizza has signed a lease for 3,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space in historic Union Station.

Plaza Building & Galleria:

A look at the new glass above the entrance to the Plaza Building:

Credit: solomon_marcus

Kaleideum Science Museum:
The county will spend $27 million on this museum and the museum will raise an additional $10 million for the project. The county is currently looking into funding options for its part of the project. Construction will begin next year and the building will open in Fall 2021.

First Baptist Church Restoration:
Work on the first phase will begin on June 4 and completion of the first phase is set for summer 2019. Did you know: Winston-Salem's Socialist Party (ISO) holds meetings in this church. It's a very liberal church.


Credit: jwlindsley

Stevens Center Renovation:


Credit: jwlindsley

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:
According to the developer: "Preleasing is scheduled to begin late summer / early fall 2018."

Workers are preparing to start construction on the sixth floor:

Credit: inxwell

Floors 1, 2, and 6 are taller than the other floors.

The east side is now on the fourth floor and the south and west sides are still on the fifth floor:

Credit: cineschneider

I have another exciting new project (actually, two new projects) to share with you, soon! I'm behind on posting my updates.
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Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:
Yes, they are now constructing the sixth floor. Sadly, I could only find photographs showing a small part of the structure with the new floor going-up. Maybe next update I'll find photographs showing more of the building and the construction. I am very thankful for the two photographs I did find and the photographers who are kind enough to share them.

Work has started on the sixth floor (top of photograph):

Credit: zeb_jones93

See the sixth floor going-up on the far right side of this photograph:

Credit: kaitlynring

Hotel Indigo:

Cutting more window and door openings into the south facade:

Credit: winstonwatchman

Cabinet of Curiosities:
Old Salem Museums & Gardens, in lower downtown, has confirmed they will create a cabinet of curiosities (cabinet of wonders) in the newly restored Boys School. These collections were precursors to today's museums. It should be interesting to see the museum when it opens.


Credit: oldsaleminc

1001:

A look at the large size of the building:

Credit: catcrumppics

Efird Block Restoration:


Credit: james__shepard212

Twin City Motors Building Adaptive-reuse:
The Twin City Motors Building was sold last week. We are still waiting to see the official proposal for the building.

West End Station:
Starting work on HVAC installation at this massive downtown apartment complex.

Credit: murf_patt

Future City Park & River Otter Mural:
The mural, from Japanese artist Daas, appears to be completed. Now we wait for finalized park plans for the site around the mural.


Credit: tschelovek_graffiti

Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites:


Credit: vincerabil


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500 West Fifth:
Spruce Street, on this block, will be closed during weekdays until June, to allow workers to lift new HVAC equipment into the building.


Credit: 500west5th
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A quote from Winston-Salem's Maya Angelou: "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."

The 1960s had interesting music... you didn't expect this on the update thread:
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Hotel Indigo:
Work has started on the ground floor facade.

An update from the WSTB Forum:
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Originally Posted by Native Camel @ WSTB Forum

Credit: vieuxplace

This concrete walkway will be demolished, around August, for underground parking and Merschel Plaza park:

Credit: jlodes3


Credit: brentresting

411 West Fourth / Chamber Building:

Almost finished with the tile work in the bistro & upscale gourmet grocery store:

Credit: canteen411

Interesting "industrial-looking" lighting design for the bistro & upscale gourmet grocery store:

Credit: jtcraven

Downtown Urgent Care Center: Built!
This project is now completed. No photographs.

Hyatt Place Hotel:
We have new renderings of this project. It will rise nine floors above Third Street, with underground parking, office space for Piedmont Federal Bank, and a 120-key Hyatt Place hotel with a rooftop amenity level above it. Yes, the hotel grew in size by 16-keys. This is a very unusual mixed-use project, as an office building with a hotel on the upper floors. They will complete construction on May 21, 2019, according to a deal with the office tenant.


Credit: Mayfair Street Partners


Credit: Mayfair Street Partners

Incendiary Brewing Company:

Moving new equipment into the new downtown brewery at Bailey Power Plant:

Credit: incendiarybrew

Merschel Plaza Park:
Work on Merschel Plaza Park will begin in roughly three or four months. The eastern side of the park will have underground parking below it. The park may also have public restrooms and swings. It will be constructed through a public-private partnership between Mayfair Street Partners, the City of Winston-Salem, and the Downtown Partnership.

Aerial view of Merschel Plaza Park:

Credit: Mayfair Street Partners

Still waiting for a good rendering of this park space.

500 West Fifth:
Architects are finalizing designs for a new fitness center in the 21-storey skyscraper. It will be called 500 W Fitness and could open this fall. I think it's planned for the third floor.


Credit: 500west5th


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Credit: jhize

This is the best photograph I've found, showing construction on the sixth floor:

Credit: x1communications
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Crawford Condominiums:
We finally have all of the details on this project and it's now officially announced by the developer! Are you ready for more condominiums? Crawford Condominiums is the newest proposal for downtown Winston-Salem. It will have 32 condominiums, ground floor retail space, underground parking, and a rooftop amenity space on the ninth floor. The ground floor is recessed to create a small park at the main entrance. The building was designed by archSTUDIO7 and will rise nine floors in height. Though the main use was changed to condominiums, the design hasn't changed. Construction could begin in August or September, at the earliest.


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Yes, this is the #5 city in "The Next Urban Powerhouses: 10 Smaller Cities Poised to Skyrocket."

Lauren's mother said this is one of her favorite music artists (I think this is a good song for the thread?):
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Have a Happy Mother's Day!

Hotel Indigo:
Sunnyside Millwork is ready to start on the woodwork for the restaurant and bar! They do great work.


Credit: x1communications


Credit: sunnysidemillwork

An update from the WSTB Forum (There are more photographs at WSTB. I'm just posting a few here):
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Wood frame from 1928 (I see a construction worker in this image):


Lobby:
Bailey Power Plant Building 23-1:
We now know the architect for this project. STITCH Design Shop is working on it, which explains why it looks so nice. This is my favorite Winston-Salem-based architecture firm. I see they are looking at glazing ideas for the glass tech company office expansion. I also see interesting signage on the far left.

Finalizing design ideas for the new tech company office building with retail:

Credit: STITCH Design Shop

Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites:

Progress on the brick facade:

Credit: inablackbow

Cabinet of Curiosities: Built!
This project is now completed. It's an example of an early natural history museum, like what you would've seen in the 1700s. So, it's like a museum of an early museum from 1794.


Credit: oldsaleminc


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West End Station:

An update on this massive apartment development from a construction worker at the site:

Credit: murf_patt

Incendiary Brewing Company:
"Dropped in on our buddies from Deutsche Beverage Technology to finalize equipment delivery in a couple weeks."


Credit: incendiarybrew

500 West Fifth:

Lifting new HVAC equipment into the 21-storey skyscraper (removed louvered vent to access the mechanical floor):

Credit: Fam Brownlee

100 Watt - Startup Accelerator:
Do you or your company have an idea, but don't have the time to launch that idea? 100 Watt is a new startup accelerator that will partner with you to start and grow the company for you. You'll find this new early-stage startup accelerator on East Fourth Street, in downtown's IQ District. Look for the office space in Plant 64. You don't have to walk away from a great job to start your own company or have your company delay starting a new company around a great idea. Contact 100 Watt, today!

411 West Fourth / Chamber Building:
We finally have renderings of the finished gourmet grocery store and bistro. It looks very upscale and very nice. As I said before, STITCH Design Shop is my favorite architecture firm in Winston-Salem.

The architect added the teddy bear for fun: "Kim K & Teddy sipping champagne at 411?"

Credit: _nishamary


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Credit: _nishamary

There are differences between the renderings and what they are building. A decision was made to go more upscale with this project. Notice they changed the lights from the industrial/barn lights in the renderings, photograph below, to the more upscale vintage globe lights, in the photograph above. They also decided to use pressed tin for the ceiling. I like the changes.


Credit: _nishamary


Credit: _nishamary

An update on the downtown gourmet grocery store and bistro:

Credit: sunnysidemillwork


Credit: canteen411


Credit: canteen411

I like the light fixtures, unusual walls, and ceilings:

Credit: canteen411

Hanes Park Renovation:
This project has officially broken ground, on Friday, and the first phase is now under construction. This is a major restoration and upgrade of a beautiful historic park in downtown's West End. According to the city: "The improvements are the first phase of a master plan for Hanes Park and include restoring the historic front entrance, building stone retaining walls along the sidewalks on Sunset Drive with new staircase entrances into the park, building a new softball field with backstop and dugouts, building new stone seat walls at the tennis courts and installing new landscaping, benches and picnic tables." Hanes Park was the site of the first soccer game played in North Carolina and the tennis courts once attracted the game's biggest stars, introducing professional tennis to the state, around 90 years ago. Famous aviator Charles Lindbergh also spoke to a massive crowd at this park on his 82 city national tour. I'm sure I missed other noteworthy visitors/events at this park. It's great to see this park restoration and update happening!

Mounts Robotics Center: Built!
This project is now completed. It's on Ninth Street, near the north end of downtown's IQ District. "MRC is a facility for students to utilize in order to succeed in building robots and learning about technology." They build fighting robots in this facility!

I told you they build fighting robots in this building! (awesome!)

Credit: MRC

I think Winston-Salem high school students use this as a robotic education facility? An existing girls robotics team, moving into this facility, does compete nationally with fighting robots!

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:
The American Planning Association has named downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District as the winner of their 2018 "Great Transformation" award for North Carolina. WOW! And the transformation continues with this apartment building and a new (about to start) office/retail building on the block across the street.

An early morning update from the WSTB Forum:
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A live stream camera is setup for the downtown Courtyard Marriott on 4th St.

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Those of you in WS, I'm just curious how often you get to downtown Greensboro? When I moved from Charlotte to Raleigh, I expected I'd visit Durham more than I do - which is only 4 or so times a year.
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Not very often. I used to visit a lot more in the past. Mostly to add variety to bars and night clubs besides what’s offered in Winston. I love visiting downtown WS to eat and walk around. If I want something different and a more exciting downtown experience, I usually make the drive to charlotte or Raleigh for the day.

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I grew-up in Asheville and currently reside in Atlanta. However, I've read articles on it and heard from others. I don't think people from Winston-Salem make many trips to the neighboring cities in the consolidated area. I guess most people select a city they like and prefer to stay close-to-home. Winston-Salem's downtown seems to have followed the path of places like Asheville and Greenville with its revitalization. So, for something different, as was previously said, people will often visit neighboring Charlotte. However, in the past two or so years, Winston-Salem's downtown has started to gain things you see in Charlotte and Raleigh's downtown areas. Even some of the same people from Charlotte and Raleigh are looking around Winston-Salem's downtown. As an example from your area, Empire Properties / Greg Hatem, an owner of several Raleigh-Durham bars and restaurants, is looking for properties in downtown Winston-Salem and his team took a photograph of themselves in Bailey Power Plant's Building 23-1 (about to start construction with 58,000 square feet of retail/restaurant/entertainment space on the lower two floors of the tech company office building) on one of their social media sites. A group from here in Atlanta is looking at Winston-Salem (they acquired a site on Liberty Street) and Charlotte for a new concept they will open in all of the major cities in the region, including a location near me in the Atlanta area. Winston-Salem's transformation is mostly the work of outsiders. The outsiders are from places like San Francisco, Atlanta, Cleveland, Philadelphia, D.C., San Diego, Baltimore and now we are seeing people from Charlotte and Raleigh looking around. I'm thinking it's the tech boom, changing downtown. If Winston-Salem can create a balance between the two different types of downtowns, it could create a nice something-for-everyone attractiveness few places have. I do think it's important for Winston-Salem to keep it's artsy and independent side, which I know has proven difficult for other cities seeing this same transformation. The outsiders make Winston-Salem more like where they are from with each project.
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And we have another exciting project to follow!

1007 Market - Food Hall:
Baltimore-based developer Cross Street Partners has proposed converting the 26,000 square foot former Greyhound Bus Garage, at 1007 South Marshall Street, into a food hall. The building was constructed in 1940 as the main repair shop for Greyhound Bus Lines in the Mid-Atlantic region. The building will have a space to help food entrepreneurs startup new restaurants, based on Cincinnati's Findlay Kitchen model. This project will also have outdoor dinning space fronting the city's pedestrian and bicycle path network and have an access to it. This is described as a beautiful space. It will have natural lighting from restored skylights. It should be exciting to see what they do!

Former Atlantic Greyhound Service Garage in 1940 - To be converted into a food hall:

Credit: Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Public Library

You should see the Streamline Moderne Union Bus Station that was demolished in the 1970s, between Fourth and Fifth streets! That was an amazing building, with murals, skylights, wood paneling, stone, a restaurant, and other retail spaces, it was a different time for bus travel, when it was more glamorous. The Streamline buses also show this, in the photograph above.
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The Southeast Gateway is back alive??

A 32-unit apartment building proposed near the YWCA. A rezoning request was submitted for June.


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We have a new brewery, about to start construction, in today's update. We could soon have two new breweries under construction, again! Winston-Salem always seems to have a brewery or two under construction.

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If you're watching the royal wedding, Rev. Michael Curry, giving the sermon, was a priest at St. Stephen's in Winston-Salem.

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Cold War Kids and Colony House will perform at Bailey Park in downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District on Friday of next week. You have to buy tickets, which are available at ticketmaster. These shows attract people from other states, so if this is something you want to see, buy your tickets now. If you would like to visit, to see the construction, plan your trip around the concerts and events you think you may like. It makes the trip even more awesome!

216 East Brewery:
Are you ready for another downtown brewery? McNair Construction is currently seeking construction permits at 216 East Ninth Street for downtown's newest brewery. There are few details at this time, even though it's about to start construction.


Credit: Brew Guys

Hotel Indigo:
This project will be completed in October, according to the developer.


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This photograph is from Friday (5/18):

Credit: cherrypips_

500 West Fifth:
Tech company Millennial Retail Partners has relocated their headquarters to this 21-storey skyscraper and they are sharing photographs! The building is filling-up with creative and tech companies.

A better view of the lobby rendering:

Credit: millennialcolt


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National Black Theatre Hall of Fame and Museum:
The North Carolina Black Repertory Company will move into this building in August. This adaptive reuse project will convert part of the former Radio Center Studios Building into rehearsal space and office space for this tenant. Look for more announcements of arts groups moving to this building in June!

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Work has started on the sixth floor on the eastern facade:

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1001:
Chad's Chai will lease the cafe space in 1001. GAIA Conceptions, an organic clothing company, will relocate their headquarters, design center, and manufacturing operations to Winston-Salem in a space in this building. This project will also include a 200 seat black box theatre and The Craneway arts venue space leading into the black box theatre. The black box theatre and The Craneway can host a variety of arts and film programing. UNCSA will open a Film Lab in the building, Sawtooth Arts Center will open a collaborative Textiles Lab in the building, and the Kenan Institute will open an expanded Creative Community Lab. The building will host several community arts programs in dance, music, and theatre for people of all ages. Construction could begin by this summer.

Merschel Plaza Park:
We have new renderings of the park. The park will have around 200 underground parking spaces. This is how you build a parking deck! UNDERGROUND!


Credit: Mayfair Street Partners


Credit: Mayfair Street Partners

Yes, it does have swings (This should be very popular):

Credit: Mayfair Street Partners

Another look at the swings:

Credit: Mayfair Street Partners

Notice this tile-work at the park's entrance from Fourth Street's Restaurant Row:

Credit: Mayfair Street Partners

Incendiary Brewing Company:


Credit: incendiarybrew



Random Photographs:
The main reason for adding a random section in today's update is mostly due to me wanting to show you a few new signs, but I'll add at least one random image to the mix.

New signage at this bar:

Credit: thegregbrady89

A look at new lighted signage on Fourth Street for a downtown bookstore:

Credit: bookmarksnc

This is how it looks with the lights on:

Credit: bookmarksnc

A look at the new neon signage for a downtown coffee and bar business:

Credit: foothillsbrewing

Remember: This bookstore and cafe/bar are in a laneway/alley. That is why the signs are above a tunnel-like breezeway. The breezeway provides access from Fourth Street.


Credit: chasing_fotoz
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How many total breweries are there currently in WS?
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I'm not sure how many breweries are in the entire city or metro, but I think I can name all of the breweries in the downtown area?

I'll give it a try and see how many I can think of in the downtown area:
Foothills
Small Batch
Barrel Hall
Fiddlin' Fish
Hoots
Wise Man
Incendiary (Construction - Late Summer Completion)
216 (Applying for construction permits - Early 2019 Completion)
Happy Hill (Proposed)
Smiling Dog (Proposed)

Those are just in the downtown area! Someone spoke of possibly another brewery, not on the above list, interested in the downtown area. I need to confirm it before posting on it. There is a brewery proposed on Main Street (not on that list, above), but it is still in funding and they haven't closed on the building. A brewery is looking at Broad Street (not on that list, above), but I haven't seen any recent updates on it. One of the breweries, on the list above, will appear in the next multi-project update as a new project to follow. Yes, another new brewery! They like to cluster, since they help each other and bring larger crowds in clusters. The brewery boom is somewhat recent, since all but one were followed in this thread. It's also accelerating, with two usually under construction at the same time and we always have breweries on our proposed list (in the thread's first post).

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Projects & Construction:
I want to thank the photographers and local businesses, sharing updates on projects, who make this thread possible. Without you, these updates won't happen. I know it's posted every week, but it is true! Your photographs are what make this thread and we all want to thank you for sharing this city's construction with us.

With two projects working on elevators in today's update, I thought we needed some elevator music! (Ding... This is your floor! Construction updates and proposals)
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You don't have to listen to that if you don't want to... Looking at the subject matter, I should try to find elevator music for every update. That may lead to the few readers of this thread leaving, though. If you have an "elevator classic" you would like to hear on a future update, let me know.

Hotel Indigo:


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Credit: Fam Brownlee

Rebar for the stair tower and back-of-house structure. Also, workers cutting window openings for hotel rooms:
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New Biotech Headquarters in 525@Vine Building:
Drug discovery company, Natural Discoveries has relocated their corporate headquarters to downtown Winston-Salem's IQ District and the 525@Vine building ("@ Building").

500 West Fifth:
I'm surprised we didn't see more of the crane at this site.


Credit: ogmikism

411 West Fourth / Chamber Building:

A 120 square-foot bar top for the upscale downtown grocery store and bistro:

Credit: sunnysidemillwork

418 North Trade Street:
People have asked questions about this project and I finally found a photograph of it, so I'll share an update. This building is being restored into someone's home with ground floor retail. It was badly renovated in the 1970s and was restored to look "somewhat" similar to its original appearance. The owner did research the building's original appearance and worked with a local historian. However, it's not a 100% accurate restoration. While it's not a great restoration, it is a big improvement. I guess we can call it a "near-restoration?" Their luxury downtown dream home is on the top two floors and the ground floor is retail space available for lease.

Renovated into someone's luxury home with ground floor retail:

Credit: fourthandtrade

North Patterson Retail:
Look for an amazing transformation, about to start soon, at this neighborhood retail block. These historic storefronts will be renovated, but the renovation will preserve many of the nice historic features of the buildings, such as the tiles on the roof and steel casement windows, while modernizing the entire block. They will also completely transform the streetscape, with new lighting, new decorative sidewalks, street trees, bike racks, landscaping, street-side parking, etc.,. This is near the recently renovated Streamline Moderne 7-UP Building and the Ritz movie theatre. I don't know if I'll add this to our first post proposal list, but we will follow it, if I can find photographs of the progress.

Proposed Renovation:

Credit: City of WS

Currently:

Credit: GSV

I told you this would be an amazing transformation!

Happy Hill Brewing Company:
Are you ready for yet another new brewery! Happy Hill Brewing Company is currently looking for space in the downtown area for a brewery. The brewery would like to
appeal to minority craft beer drinkers, but is open to anyone who loves beer.


Credit: Happy Hill Brewing Co.

Union Station & Streetcar Yard:
I've searched and searched for an update on this project and finally found one! This is from last month and the images are a little grainy. I'm still thankful for any update I can find. They are finishing brick and stonework restoration on the three-storey east facade; have installed the roof membrane on the elevator penthouse; glass is installed on the top floor; marble panels were removed, polished, and are ready for re-installation; patching plaster walls; cast iron storefront framing installed; HVAC lines were installed on the second floor; workers are finishing the elevator shaft walls; painting has started on the first floor at track-level.

The building is three floors on the south, east, and west facades and one floor on the north facade:

Credit: Walter Robbs

A rare view of the interior:

Credit: Walter Robbs

Kaleideum Science Museum:
This project is expected to become a national model for museums. They have hired the best exhibit designer and the best architecture team. Sadly, the project is extremely over-budget and they have decided to scale-back the project from 109,000 square feet to just 72,000 square feet. The facility will be expandable, so in the future it can be expanded to the originally proposed size. They also need an additional $12.4 million from the Forsyth County Commissioners and they need $8 million from donors. The project will become a major regional attraction and is said to feature a rooftop outdoor space for adults and children, with a dramatic skyline view and outdoor exhibits, as part of the museum. Adam Sebastian said: “The rooftop becomes an amenity space unlike any other space that we’ve seen in museums in the Southeast." This is expected to become a major attraction for downtown Winston-Salem. So far, commissioners love the design. It also features a planetarium, auditorium, space for traveling exhibits, animal exhibits, retail/restaurant space with outdoor seating, and the rooftop amenity space. The building will open into Liberty Plaza, which will be redesigned. I've heard they will have some animal exhibits in Liberty Plaza, but the renderings don't show this... or really anything in the plaza. It's an exciting project and is still in design.


Credit: Gensler

These renderings have missing buildings and distorted buildings. I'm guessing they are trying to keep their polygon count low? The building in the renderings has roughly the same number of floors as the old bank building they are demolishing for this, but the ceiling heights are higher in a museum, so this could be a taller building than what is there now?


Credit: Gensler

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Workers are now installing the wrap.


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

Yes, this is the city seen in Reader's Digest: Winston-Salem "A Pleasant Surprise..."

Every year, around this time, Winston-Salem hosts a massive celebration of all things sport cycling. Events that attract the world's best cyclists to some of the most challenging courses they will see. This rough terrain is why Winston-Salem is a training site for Team USA Cycling. If you can ride for long distances, you can even ride with legends of the sport on a long bike ride from downtown Winston-Salem into Winston-Salem's Wine Country. There are also bicycle races for kids, too, as the city holds it's Walk Bike & Run Festival at the same time. You'll see this city loves sport cycling and seeing the amazing riders of these events. Some of these cyclists live in the city! These cyclists, seeking top-level international points and prizes, will meet with their fans and you can see the bikes and more. This is followed by a multi-day cycling festival, every day of the cycling events, that lasts into the night. This is usually a great time to find construction photographs, since there are so many photographers visiting the city from around the world. Sadly, the rain limited the number of photographs this year, but we may see more in a few days?

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Hotel Indigo:


Credit: paintmonsters

Cutting larger window openings and pouring walls! Workers have poured one of the walls to the stair tower and back-of-house structure:

Credit: Fam Brownlee

Photograph from yesterday (5/27): Just one more window opening to cut and they need to finish enlarging a few others:

Credit: vincerabil

Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites:
To any photographers reading this: If you can, please photograph the front of this building, where they are installing the brick facade. We would love to have an update on that side. I am always thankful for any photographs I can find of these projects.

It appears as if the most photographed view is of the back of the building:

Credit: timbowman

Winston Waterworks Water Park: Built!
Winston-Salem's new water park is now completed and open. If you have kids, this is a must visit! I'm not sure how much admission is, but I've heard it's very reasonable? Every family visiting this attraction has said they like it and plan to visit several more times this summer. This is also attracting people from outside the city, so that tells me it's impressive. Don't forget to try the Vortex while you're there.


Credit: City of WS


Credit: City of WS


Credit: City of WS

Union Station & Streetcar Yard:
Council members would like for the proposed north-south rail transit line to use this station. That may have to wait on a future expansion, though? We'll see when the final proposal for the route is released. I think they should follow the existing freight rail lines to Union Station and make this the WSSU stop. It will speed-up the service between the IQ District and WSSU. It may also provide cost savings?


Credit: Winston-Salem Chronicle

Bailey Business Center - Building 23-2: (Bailey Power Plant Complex)
Downtown Winston-Salem has gained another pizza napoletana restaurant. Cugino Forno has leased retail/restaurant space in Bailey Power Plant's Building 23-2. They will have seating for 200, including space outside in The Coal Pit. (The Coal Pit is a downtown piazza created from the area where the trains would bring coal into the former power plant) The menu includes handmade cannolis, imported Italian gelato, Italian beer, wine, and espresso. They will import, from Italy, 85% of the ingredients and offerings in the restaurant. They will also offer beer from Incendiary Brewing Company, in the space next to theirs. The restaurant will feature two 1,000-degree sandstone wood-fired ovens, handmade in Naples. Opening is set for October.


Credit: WFIQ

9,000 square-feet of entertainment/restaurant/retail space is still available in this building. If your creative or tech company would like to move into this building, part of the third floor's office space is still available. You need to contact them as soon as possible, if you're interested! The building is around 90% leased and filling-up. Call (336) 724-1715

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:
I think they started window installation, last week? I see what appears to be windows on the south facade and I can see them in the last update I posted. Workers are also now constructing what I'm guessing is a windowless seventh floor for mechanical/building systems? It's not topped-out. A central tower, with an LED-lighted crown, will rise eight floors above the entrance to top it out. They are very close, though! It may top-out in early June!


Credit: gearsandguitars

These appear to be windows:

Credit: mfay827


Credit: alexandervannoy

You can see the windowless seventh floor rising in this photograph:

Credit: abgarton

Celebrities & Construction: National recording group "Colony House" near one of our favorite construction sites:

Credit: hannahwixom

It's almost topped-out. The central tower will rise roughly one floor higher, than what you currently see, to top it out.


Credit: gearsandguitars

A better view of walls rising for the windowless seventh floor:

Credit: sittingbackrelaxed



Alternative Transportation:

Passageway Park:
Do you remember this project? We haven't seen an update on it in a long time! They are currently landscaping it.


Credit: dwspguy

The white painted boxes were murals, covered-over decades ago. Artists will restore the original geometric murals in a future phase:

Credit: dwspguy



Random Photographs:


Credit: chasing_fotoz

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Incendiary Brewing Company:

Tanks arrive at Incendiary Brewing:

Credit: incendiarybrew


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Artwork in The Coal Pit @ Bailey Power Plant:

Credit: thegingerbeerdman


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New Building at Union Cross:


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Credit: frontstreetcapital

Hotel Indigo:

Meet the new Director of Sales:

Credit: severineutiger

CIP Merges With Front Street:
Carolina Investment Properties is merging with Front Street Capital. The merged headquarters will be located in downtown Winston-Salem on Fourth Street (Restaurant Row) and use the Front Street Capital name. Carolina Investment Properties was the Triad-region's leading local developer, working with many of the area's largest employers. No word, at this time, on any new planned developments in downtown. There was a rumor they could be working on a new tallest for downtown Winston-Salem, but I haven't seen anything on that project, at this time.

411 West Fourth / Chamber Building:

An update on the gourmet bistro & upscale grocery:

Credit: viatordesignandconstruction

New Jobs - Amazon Fulfillment Center:
Developer Seefried Industrial Properties will construct a 1,016,041 square-foot building for Amazon on more than 94 acres along the East-West Expressway (Salem Parkway). The $59,184,676 building will have 950 employees, but can be expanded if needed. Samet will be the General Contractor and MacGregor Associates is the architect. Amazon builds these everywhere and the jobs aren't high paying. However, this project is large enough to add to our first post construction list. I doubt we will find many construction photographs of it, though.

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:

Yes, they are windows!

Credit: littlerevrun

East side view:

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From Monday's cycling events:

Credit: theporchws


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A good look at the interior of the retail space(s):

Credit: lhmommy


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Thursday (5/31):

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Alternative Transportation:

Union Station & Streetcar Yard:
I found a better rendering of the waiting room. I think this train station had three or four waiting areas and it also had stores/restaurants/lounges? This was the main waiting area, though.


Credit: New Atlantic Contracting



Random Photographs:

This is an amazing photograph:

Credit: supercycling

These city grid T-shirts are now available at a/perture:

Credit: aperturecinema
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