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WINSTON-SALEM | Development Guide


Winston-Salem Development Guide

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

Photograph of Old Salem National Landmark District


Stats & Information: (estimated population numbers)
- City Population: 245,000 (89th largest in U.S.)
- Urbanized Area: 425,000 (3rd largest in North Carolina)
- Metro Population: 675,000 (83th largest in U.S.)
- Downtown Population: 38,000 (as of June 30, 2015)
- Winston-Salem has 3 Fortune 500 Headquarters
- Construction Began On The City: Nov. 17, 1753
- Winston-Salem Has Buildings From The Mid-1700s
- Founded As The State's Center of Arts & Crafts In Mid-1700s
- Largest Hyphenated City
- First Arts Council
- Best Sport Cycling City in the United States According to USA Cycling
- Home To Two of The State's Largest Hospitals
- Home To A Major University Medical Center
- Three Nationally Respected Art Museums
- Home To The Museum of Anthropology
- Home To First Women's College In United States
- Home To Internationally Renown Arts Conservatory
- Home To World's Third Largest Motion Picture Archive
- Americans for the Arts was chartered in Winston-Salem
- Home To Governors School and State High School For Arts
- First Classical Music Written in America in Winston-Salem (1789)
- Home To The World's Largest Collection of 18th Century Classical Music
- Thor Johnson of Winston-Salem Was The First American Born Symphony Conductor
- Winston-Salem is one of the Top-10 most technology-advanced cities of its size in the nation
- Winston-Salem has the nation's fastest growing Innovation District (Downtown's IQ District)
- Located at the foot of the mountains in North Carolina's Wine Country
- North Carolina's Festival City (Street Festivals in Spring/Summer/Fall)
- Was State's Largest City At Peak of American Industrial Revolution
- Oldest of The State's Five Largest Cities
- Popular and Common Local Nickname: Twin City
- Artist & Hipster Nickname For The City: Camel City
- Markets Itself As: City of Arts & Innovation
- City Symbols: 1853 Coffee Pot, Moravian Star, & Reynolds Building

Current Construction (Inside City Limits Only) As of mid-October 2019: (I'm sure I missed a few! Post any that are missed in this thread)

- Bailey Power Plant Grounds (IQ District)
- 500 West 5th (Twin City Quarter)
- Bailey South (IQ District)
- Link Apartments Innovation Quarter (IQ District)
- Hyatt Place Hotel (Courthouse Square)
- Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown (Restaurant Row)
- Robert Hall Hotel and Conference Center (Produce District)
- St. Pauls Restoration (West End)
- Crawford Condominiums (Restaurant Row)
- Radar Brewing Company (Produce District)
- Hyphen Hops Brewing Company & Mixed-use
- Hoots Brewing Company on Trade (Arts District)
- Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites (Financial District)
- Link Apartments 4th Street (Restaurant Row)
- Merschel Park (Restaurant Row)
- Science & Office Building (IQ District)
- Winston Junction (Produce District)
- Main & Third (Government District)
- First Baptist Church Restoration (Twin City Quarter)
- Efird Block Restoration (Arts District)
- 1815 John Blum House Restoration (Old Salem)
- 1827 Shoemaker's Workshop (Old Salem)
- Whitaker Park Mixed-use Project (Reynolda)
- Mill 800 Office & Retail (West Side)
- Courthouse Parking Deck (Government District)
- Twin City Motors Building Adaptive-reuse (Arts District)
- North Carolina History Teachers Training Center (West Salem)
- Novant Health Neurosciences & Spine Center
- U.S. Court of Appeals (West Side)
- Low Line (IQ District)
- One 77 (Gateway)
- Sentinel Commons (Twin City Quarter)
- City of Winston-Salem Fiber Optic Network
- Smith Reynolds Airport Projects (Smith Reynolds)
- Woodruff Aviation College (Smith Reynolds)
- Collins Aerospace Office Building (Oak Summit)
- 110 South Broad Street (West End Village)
- Transit, Bike, & Pedestrian Improvements (City Wide)
- Green Street Pedestrian Bridge (West End Village)
- East-West Expressway Bike & Pedestrian Path (Brookstown)
- Bike & Pedestrian Land Bridge (Financial District)
- Green Street Pedestrian Bridge (West End Village)
- Salem Parkway (Financial District)
- U.S. Bicycle Route 80
- LJVM Renovation (Alta Vista)
- Carolina Athletic Performance
- La TriSoccer (Waughtown)
- Chris Paul Locker Room (Reynolda)

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


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

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

New Tallest (Theatre District) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Possibly located at 340 North Spruce Street, behind the Loewy Building
- Would reach 35+ floors in height
- A tech company relocating from the Western United States would build the skyscraper
- If it is all office space, it could reach 550 feet / 168 metres in height

Credit: WSTB

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

Credit: Wexford Science + Technology

- Developer: Wexford Science + Technology
- General Contractor: Whiting-Turner Contracting
- Uses: Office/Retail
- Height: 12 Floors above Fourth Street
- Underground Parking
- Construction Start: Summer 2020
- Completion: Fall 2022

Credit: dtws @ WSTB

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

Credit: DWSP

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

Credit: Mayfair Street Partners

Hyatt Place Hotel (Courthouse Square)
- Architect: ArchStudio7
- Developer: Mayfair Street Partners
- General Contractor: Hendrick Construction
- Modular Fabrication: Modular Steel Solutions
- Uses: Hotel and Office Space
- Office Tenant: Piedmont Federal Bank
- Hotel Tenant: 133-key Hyatt Place Hotel
- Hotel rooms will be constructed in Virginia and sent to Winston-Salem to be stacked into place by a crane
- Will have rooftop amenity level
- Height: 9 Floors above Third Street
- Underground Parking
- Will use modular-stack construction for the hotel floors
- Construction Start: Spring 2018
- Vertical Construction: May 2019
- Completion: August 2020

Credit: DWSP

Crawford Condominiums (Restaurant Row)
- Developer: Mayfair Street Partners
- Architect: archSTUDIO7
- General Contractor: Hendrick Construction
- Height: 115 feet / 35 metres / 10 storeys
- Condominium Units: 24 condominiums
- Temporary housing for executives moving to Winston-Salem
- Rooftop Amenity Level
- Ground Floor Retail (The Restaurant on Fourth) and Public Restrooms for Merschel Park
- Underground Parking
- Includes small park at the recessed ground floor entrance
- Construction Start: May 2019
- Completion: August 2020

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

Credit: WSTB

The Easley Apartments (West End Village) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Developer: DPJ Residential
- Architect: Cline Design
- Landscape Architect: Stimmel Associates
- Investor: Chaucer Creek Capital
- Height: 5-storeys / 65 feet (20 metres)
- Size: 541,608 square-feet
- Units: 277 Apartment Units
- 180 one bedroom units and 97 two bedroom units
- Use: Luxury Apartments
- Includes a bicycle commuter path through the property
- Beautifully landscaped courtyard entrances with a small water feature on Broad Street
- Second floor pool with a view of the ballpark across the street
- 8,160 square-foot indoor amenity area with second floor balcony to watch baseball games
- Developer is required to build a new City Park at this site
- Both Brookstown Avenue and Green Street will be closed through this site (100 North Broad Street site)
- Land Price: $4 million
- Building Cost: $60 million
- Completion: late-2021 or early-2022

Credit: r4architecturepa

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown (Restaurant Row) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Developer: Clarendon Properties
- Architect: R4 Architecture
- General Contractor: Centerpointe Construction
- Interior Design: Big Sky Design
- Location: 640 West Fourth Street
- Will incorporate designs and colors from neighboring Foothills Brewing and Texas Pete Hot Sauce
- Top-floor observation deck & bar with panoramic views
- 2,000 square foot courtyard, swimming pools, and 1,500 square feet of meeting space
- Full-service restaurant & bar on the first floor
- Top floor fitness center
- Rooms/Keys: 126
- Construction Start: Early 2018
- Completion: January 2020

Credit: City of Winston-Salem

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

Patten / Realty Building Condominiums (Restaurant Row)
- Developer: 4th Street Investors
- Architect: Walter Robbs
- Uses: Adaptive-reuse of a 1922 office building into Condominiums and Retail
- Construction Start: 2019

Credit: WFBH

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

Credit: Sentinel Commons

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

Credit: CJMW

Main & Third (Government District)
- Developer: JDL Castle Corp.
- Architect: CJMW
- General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction
- Uses: Parking and Retail Space
- 550 parking spaces and retail space along Main Street
- Height: 81 feet / 24.7 metres above Main Street and 93 feet / 28.4 metres above Third Street

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

Credit: Steele Group Architects

West Academy Apartments (Ardmore)
- Architect: Steele Group Architects
- Uses: Apartments, Retail, and Office Space
- Retail Space: Nearly 5,000 square feet
- Apartment Units: 60 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments

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

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

Credit: oldsaleminc

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

Credit: Walter Robbs Architects

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

Credit: Grubb Properties

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter (IQ District) STREETCAR ROUTE - EV CHARGING - BIKE COMMUTER LINE
- Developer: Grubb Properties
- Architect: BB+M Architecture
- General Contractor: Samet Corporation
- Precast Contractor: Tindall Corporation
- Amenities: Bicycle commuter center with bike storage and tools, a dog park and dog wash, a 6th floor entertainment space overlooking Bailey Park, courtyard with saltwater pool, fire pits and grilling stations, and a fitness center
- Fifth Street at Patterson Avenue (across from Bailey Power Plant)
- Uses: 344 Luxury Apartments & 2 Fifth Street Retail Spaces (5,000 square feet of retail)
- Cost: $68 million
- 190 foot (58 metre) tall crane will be constructed at the site in late-2017
- Construction Start: April 2017
- Preleasing: mid-May 2019
- First tenants will move-in: late-July 2019
- Completion: October 31, 2019

Originally Posted by RoedigerHouse @ WSTB Forum
Extra Space Storage - Downtown with Retail (West End Village) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Architect: Overcash Demmitt Architecture
- Developer: Commercial Realty Advisors
- 75,000 square feet of climate controlled storage space
- 10,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space on two floors
- Designed to match condominiums and office buildings on Fourth Street
- Construction Start: Summer 2019
- Completion: Late 2020

Credit: Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Library - N.C. Room

Twin City Motors Building Adaptive-reuse (Arts District)
- Developer: Perkins / East Coast Capital
- Conversion of 1926 Ford Assembly and Dealership Building into office and retail space
- Office Space: 20,000 Square Feet
- Retail Space: 22,000 Square Feet
- Construction Start: 2020

Credit: Cross Street Partners

1001 (West Salem) CYCLE TRACKS
- Developers: Cross Street Partners | Black Pine Development
- Architect: CJMW
- Adaptive-reuse of the 1924 Bahnson Company Building
- Space for startups, artists, makers, engineers, clothing designers, growers, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, and retailers
- Leases: Chad's Chai will lease the cafe space
- GAIA Conceptions, an organic clothing company, will relocate their headquarters, design center, and manufacturing operations to Winston-Salem in a space in this building
- Includes a 200 seat black box theatre and The Craneway arts venue space leading into the black box theatre
- The black box theatre and The Craneway can host a variety of arts and film programing
- UNCSA will open a Film Lab in the building, Sawtooth Arts Center will open a collaborative Textiles Lab in the building, and the Kenan Institute will open an expanded Creative Community Lab
- The building will host several community arts programs in dance, music, and theatre for people of all ages
- Construction Start: Summer 2019
- Completion: Early-2020

Credit: Meridian Realty

Efird Block Restoration (Arts District)
- Developer: GBX Group
- Architect: Evergreen Hill Studio
- General Contractor: LMI Builders
- Restore 601, 609, & 615 North Liberty Street to their original 1920s appearance
- Uses: Office & Retail (includes possible rooftop bar space)
- The historic Efird Building was built in 1925 as a grocery store with offices on the upper floors
- 609 North Liberty was built in 1927 for the Morris-Early Furniture Store

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

Credit: GSV

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

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

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

Credit: Walter Robbs Architects

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

Credit: CBRE Heery

Forsyth County Courthouse (Government District) CYCLE TRACKS - * FUTURE LIGHT RAIL (LRT) *
- Location: 175 North Chestnut Street
- Developer: Forsyth County
- Design Architect: CBRE Heery
- Project Architect: CJMW
- General Contractor: Samet / Balfour Beatty
- Size: 250,000 square feet
- The county may add another floor before construction begins, increasing the size to 306,000 square feet
- A skybridge will connect the new courthouse to the Forsyth County Government Center
- Cost: $115 million (limited obligation bonds)
- Courtrooms: Can hold up to 24 courtrooms
- Multi-escalator space between the two court towers provides dramatic views of the city
- A multi-block linear park will create a dramatic entrance to the courthouse and create a view corridor from the city's tallest skyscraper to the courthouse
- The new courthouse will front a cycling path and cycling/pedestrian bridge leading to a future Light Rail Transit line
- Floors: 8
- Height: 140 feet / 42.7 metres
- Construction Start: Fall 2019
- Completion: Fall 2021

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

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

Flywheel Co-working Space at 500 West 5th:

Lobby Expansion at 500 West 5th:

Credit: Bradley & Ball

500 West 5th (Twin City Quarter) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Developer: Don Flow
- General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction
- Architect: Bradley & Ball Architects
- Interior Design: Mona Associates
- Uses: Headquarters for Flow, along with a ground floor coffee shop and restaurant
- The second floor will have a fitness center and a community gathering space
- Will have office space for tech companies (Flow is in leasing talks with 4-5 companies for this space)
- The first seven floors will be used for retail and startup spaces, with all retail on the ground floor
- Salem College will move their Center for Women in Business and Entrepreneurship Program to this building
- The North Carolina Center for Cybersecurity will move their headquarters to this building
- The lobby will be expanded at the main entrance on the north facade
- New HVAC will be installed
- Winston Starts incubator space
- Flywheel Co-working space
- New Ventures Accelerator
- A venture capital company's headquarters
- Free co-working space
- Floors: 21
- Construction Start: July 5, 2017
- First Workers Move-in: February 19, 2018
- Completion: Summer 2019

Credit: BB+M Architecture

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

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

Truliant Headquarters Expansion (HMB Corridor)
- Double the size of the credit union headquarters
- More than double the number of headquarters employees in a major expansion
- Could start construction later this year

Credit: Novant Health

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

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

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

PIU Downtown Dormitory (West Salem) CYCLE TRACKS
- Developer: PIU
- Height: Possibly a signature building with Seven Floors
- University dormitory, office space and possible hotel proposed across from BB&T Ballpark in downtown (200 South Broad Street)
- The university may renovate the existing hotel building or demolish it and build new
- If the university builds new at the site, they may include other uses in the project
- Completion: Summer 2020

Design Collective

- Architect: Design Collective
- General Contractor: Rodgers Construction
- Square Feet: 210,000
- Height: 7 Storeys
- Cost: $53.8 million
- 2,700 square foot atrium
- 240-seat flexible auditorium
- Features a top floor outdoor terrace
- Will have a cafe and a makerspace
- Will seek LEED certification
- Located Near New Falls Park / WSSU
- Construction Start: Summer 2017
- Completion: Fall 2019

Credit: espinosaarchitecture

Novant Health Neurosciences & Spine Center
- Developer: Novant Health
- Architect: Espinosa Architecture + Consulting
- Construction Start: November 2018
- Completion: December 2019

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

Credit: Stimmel Associates

Bailey Power Plant Grounds (IQ District) STREETCAR ROUTE - EV CHARGING
- Developer: Wexford Equities / Front Street Capital
- General Contractor: Whiting-Turner Contracting
- Will have ice skating, rock climbing wall, and boardwalk with open air market
- Construction Start: February 2016
- Completion: Fall 2019

Originally Posted by STITCH Design Shop

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

Robert Hall Hotel and Conference Center (Produce District)
- 874 North Liberty Street
- General Contractor: McNair Construction
- Adaptive-reuse of the former Coe and Hartman neon sign factory
- They will reuse old neon signs found inside the building
- The building will have a hotel, restaurant, conference/event space, outdoor movie venue, and a rooftop bar
- A vintage cherry bar, Al Capone frequently sat at, was purchased and will be used in this project
- Construction Start: Fall 2018
- Completion: Fall 2019

Credit: Happy Hill Brewing Co.

Happy Hill Brewing Company
- Will focus on minorities who love craft beer
- 2019 opening

Credit: radarbrewingcompany

Radar Brewing Company (Produce District)
- 216 East Ninth Street
- General Contractor: McNair Construction
- Brewmaster: Aaron Sizemore
- Three-barrel system with the ability to double their capacity
- Will use positive pressure to remove air and carbon dioxide, creating clean beer
- The brewery will have 20 taps and a 3,000 square foot beer garden
- They will also offer cider and wine
- Construction Start: Fall 2018
- Completion: July 2019

Hyphen Hops Brewing Company & Mixed-use
- Developer: Mayfair Street Partners
- General Contractor: Fourth Elm Construction
- Brewmaster: Jason Kohrt
- Adaptive-reuse of the LA Reynolds site
- Uses: Brewery & taproom, outdoor beer garden, a dog park, vendor market, a beach that can be converted into an ice rink in the winter, upscale New Orleans-themed restaurant, a wine bar with deli, 244 apartments, and a greenhouse for the brewery
- A 1960s Volkswagen Bus will become a faux food truck, serving food from a commercial kitchen in the development
- A 10,000 square-foot greenhouse will be used for growing the brewery's hydroponic hops
- Construction Start: Spring 2019

Credit: stitchdesignshop

Hoots Brewing Company on Trade (Arts District)
- Developer: 635 Trade Street Partners
- Architect: STITCH Design Shop
- Hoots Brewing Company selected a building at Trade & Seventh streets for a major brewery project
- The architect will enlarge the building's windows and upgrade the restrooms
- Construction Start: May 2019
- Completion: September 2019

Brouwerij DuBois
- A new brewery planned for opening in 2019
- Brouwerij is "Brewery" and DuBois is the last name of the owner

Credit: Wood Roof Brewing Co.

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

Goose & The Monkey Brew House
- Architect: Metropolis Architects
- Adaptive-reuse of an historic furniture factory to a craft brewery
- Construction Start: Early 2019
- Completion: Fall 2019

Credit: Mayfair Street Partners

Casper's Alehouse, Bar, Apartments & Office Space (Restaurant Row)
- Developer: Mayfair Street Partners
- Architect: West & Stem
- General Contractor: Fourth Elm Construction
- Location: 414 North Liberty Street
- Uses: Restaurant - Bar - Office Space - Apartments
- Will bring back the once nationally known Casper's Distillery name, which operated in downtown Winston-Salem from 1861 to 1908
- The Winston-Salem-based and Winston-Salem themed restaurant & bar will open in other cities, such as Charlotte and Atlanta
- Restaurant: Casper's New American Alehouse
- Basement Speakeasy: J.L. Casper's
- Building will be restored to its original appearance
- Will have vintage decor, a long bar, and upscale but casual American food, with a focus on local, seasonal foods and artisanal cocktails and local craft beers
- Construction Start: Spring 2019
- Completion: December 2019

Credit: k.payne.jr

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

Credit: C.A. Harrison Companies

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

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

Credit: Paul Norby

Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites - (Financial District) CYCLE TRACKS
- Developer: CN Hotel Group
- General Contractor: Thomas Builders Inc.
- Height: 6 or 7 storeys
- Hotel Rooms: 119
- Includes Parking Deck & Restaurant
- Site Size: .66 Acres
- Completion: Fall 2019

Gallery Lofts II (Goler Heights) BIKE COMMUTER LINE
- Developer: Chaucer Creek Capital (CCC Gallery Lofts II)
- Residential Units: 50 studio apartments
- Height: 60 feet / 18.3 metres tall
- Amenities: Saltwater pool & grilling area
- Parking under the building
- Construction Start: Fall 2019

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

Credit: City of Winston-Salem

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

Credit: JD Clark

Credit: FBC

First Baptist Church Restoration (Twin City Quarter) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Restoration Architect: Joe Bircher
- Demolish 1954 and 1961 expansions
- Restore 1925 Building
- Construct a 4,200 square foot multi-function space and an outdoor chapel where the 1954 and 1961 expansions are currently located
- Construction Start: June 4, 2018
- First Phase Completion: Summer 2019

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

Credit: St. Timothy's

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

Muse Winston-Salem (Brookstown)
- Proposed city history museum for downtown
- Muse Winston-Salem will be the Museum of Storytelling, Understanding, & Engagement
- The museum will lease and renovate a former Federal Building at the proposed Oliver Park
- The museum will take advantage of the pedestrian and bicycle paths to offer walking tours
- The pedestrian and bike paths that intersect in this location create a bike and pedestrian cultural corridor, connecting several museums, universities, parks, and attractions
- Fundraiser for the upfit will be held in 2020
- Completion: Fall 2021

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

Credit: Stimmel Associates

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

Credit: Reciprocity

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

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

Credit: Vines Architecture

Performance Place Renovation (Washington Park)
- Fundraising to renovate a 28-year-old theatre and studio complex

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

Credit: Robert A.M. Stern Architects LLP

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

Credit: Gensler

Kaleideum Science Museum (Financial District) CYCLE TRACKS
- Design Architect: Gensler
- Project Architect: STITCH Design Shop
- Exhibit Design: Roto Studio
- General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction
- SciWorks and the Childrens Museum have merged and will build a single downtown museum
- To be located at Third Street, on the Strollway
- Size: 72,000 Square Feet
- Flexible Exhibition Space: 40,000 Square Feet
- Height: 4-Storeys
- Cost: $43-45 million
- $10 million fundraiser planned, for January 2018 to October 2020, to buy exhibits
- Will have rooftop space for people of all ages with exhibits and a skyline view
- May reuse and reclad existing former bank building on the site and expand it to the south
- Planetarium, Gift Shop, Classrooms, Makerspace for Kids, Rooftop Terrace, Indoor Animal Exhibits, and Transformative Lobby
- In talks to buy park between Liberty Street and the new museum, to have a water play area, climbing wall, and outdoor animals
- Will have parking under the building for employees and connect to a neighboring parking deck
- Building will be constructed to high-level LEED standards
- May cap Third Street to build outdoor amphitheatre
- Design Start: Spring 2017
- Site Demolition Start: Spring 2020
- Construction Start: Fall 2020
- Completion: January 2023

Credit: TCA Architects

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

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

815 North Trade Office Building (Arts District)
- Developer: East Coast Capital
- General Contractor: Landmark Builders
- Uses: Office & Retail

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

Credit: BGP

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

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

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

Veterans Nursing Home
- Developer: State of North Carolina / U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Architect: LS3P Associates
- Beds: 120
- Cost: $31 million
- Jobs: Around 200
- Construction Start: Fall 2019

Credit: nmdesigncollaborative

Wake Forest School of Engineering Expansion (IQ District) STREETCAR ROUTE - BIKE COMMUTER LANE
- Architect: STITCH Design Shop
- Expansion Size: 25,000 square feet
- The expansion will include an integrated lab, a project studio, a makerspace, a traditional lab, an innovation lab, an auditorium, common space, and other labs
- Construction Start: Summer 2019
- Completion: Summer 2020

Credit: UNCSA

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

Credit: GSV

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

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

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

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

Credit: Gensler

Liberty Park (Financial District)
- Developer: Kaleideum
- Architects: STITCH Design Shop and Gensler
- General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction
- Will replace a concrete plaza and the one-storey Brutalist office building below it, with a new downtown park
- The park will become a grand entrance to the Liberty Plaza office tower and Kaleideum Science Museum
- Demolition Start: Spring 2020
- Construction Start: Fall 2020

Oliver Cycling Park (Brookstown)
- Landscape Architect: Walter Hood
- A park where two bike & walking paths intersect, near Liberty & Cemetery streets
- Construction Start: Summer 2019
- Completion: Spring or Summer 2020

Credit: stitchdesignshop

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

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

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

Cloverleaf Park (IQ District)
- Design: Stimmel Associates

Credit: rammy_4564

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

Source: WSTB

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

Credit: Mayfair Street Partners

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

Credit: CBRE Heery

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

Morris Building (IQ District) STREETCAR ROUTE
- Developer: Front Street Capital
- Architect: STITCH Design Shop
- General Contractor: Landmark Builders
- Renovation Cost: $8 Million
- Uses: Office & Retail
- Will be expanded

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

Alternative Transportation Options: (Bus - Pedestrian - Bicycle - Rail):

Source: HDR & City of Winston-Salem

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

Credit: Stimmel Associates

Credit: Design Collective

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

Regional Commuter Rail
- Not Labeled
- Dedicated Right of Way
- Still in Vision Stage
- Rails Preserved by Regional Transit Authority

Credit: Front Street Capital

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

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

Credit: Stimmel Associates

Rail Valley Pedestrian Bridge (IQ District) BIKE COMMUTER LINE - STREETCAR ROUTE
- Design: Stimmel Associates
- Connects Future Amphitheatre And IQ District Rail Station To Government District
- Shortcut To Streetcar Stop
- Construction Start: Summer 2019
- Completion: April 9, 2020

Credit: Creative Corridors

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

credit: NC DOT

Bike & Pedestrian Land Bridge (Financial District)
- Architect: Walter Hood
- General Contractor: Flatiron Constructors & Blythe
- Developer: NCDOT
- Cost: $980,000
- Width: 18 feet (5.5 meters)
- Will include decorative lighting
- Designed to carry bicycle and pedestrian traffic over the East-West Expressway without taking cyclists or pedestrians out of the trees and beautiful landscaping
- This will be the only land bridge of its kind in North Carolina and possibly the first urban land bridge in the United States
- Construction Start: November 2018
- Completion: Late-Summer 2019

Credit: Beers n' Gears

Credit: Beers n' Gears

East-West Expressway Bike & Pedestrian Path
- General Contractor: Flatiron Constructors & Blythe
- Labeled As "Cycle Tracks" On Projects Listed On This Thread
- Will put cyclists on an equal footing with automobiles
- Includes pocket parks, bridges, and a tunnel
- Connects university medical center to the IQ District
- Width: 12 feet wide (3.7 meters wide)
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Use
- Grade Separated
- Design & Engineering: RS&H Inc.
- Landscape Architect: Stimmel Associates
- Developer: NCDOT
- Cost: $15 million
- Construction Start: November 2018
- Completion: April 9, 2020

Salem Creek Greenway Extension
- Connect Forsyth Tech to Marketplace Mall and Downtown
- Distance: 1.17 miles
- Part of city project to connect all college & university campuses by bicycle and connect those campuses to downtown

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

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

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

Credit: NC DOT

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

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

Salem Parkway (Financial District)
- General Contractor: Flatiron Constructors & Blythe
- Restore Two-Way Traffic to Main, Liberty, & Broad streets
- Reconnect Lower Downtown with Upper Downtown
- Encourage More Pedestrian-friendly Development
- Redesign Bridges for Bike Lanes, Landscaping, & Art (Creative Corridors)
- Redesign Bridges to make them More Attractive
- $99.2 Million Project
- Construction Start: November 2018
- Completion: Between December 21, 2019 and April 9, 2020

Smith Reynolds Airport Projects (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Developer: Airport Commission of Forsyth County
- Attract low-fare carriers to the airport
- Seek 'Legacy Airport' designation to gain more Federal funding
- Relocate Taxiway A and work on Taxiway F
- Remove terrain obstructions from one of the runways
- $6 million taxilane and ramp to the new aviation college
- Construction Start: Summer 2016
- Completion: Summer 2019

Credit: Mark Saunders

Smith Reynolds Airport Restoration (Smith Reynolds Airport)
- Developer: Airport Commission of Forsyth County
- Restore the airport to its appearance when it was the state's busiest airport
- Working to add the structure to the National Register of Historic Places
- Construction Start: January 2021?

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

Credit: Mark Saunders

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

Sports Facilities:

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

Credit: bloggersodear

Credit: WFU

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

Credit: Walter Robbs

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

Credit: Carolina Athletic Performance

Credit: Sports Events Magazine

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

La TriSoccer (Waughtown)
- Developer: Delia Alvarado
- General Contractor: LMI Builders
- Adaptive-reuse of former trucking terminal

Bowman Gray Stadium Renovation (Columbian Heights)
- Developer: City of Winston-Salem
- Renovation of the 1930s Art Deco sports facility
- New signage, a resurfaced track, new restrooms & concession stands, refurbished field house, new seating, renovated ticket booths, new landscaping, a regraded football field, major renovation of the press boxes, and a new high-capacity Wi-Fi system
- Cost: $9 million

"Noteworthy-Only" Metro Projects:

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

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

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

Credit: Arden Group

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

Korner’s Folly Visitor Center
- The visitor center will have exhibition and programming space, along with meeting space, restrooms, offices, and a gift shop

Credit: Thomas H. Hughes Architecture

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

Credit: State of North Carolina

EGGER North American Headquarters
- General Contractor: Gray Construction
- Cost: $700 million
- Three Phases
- 770 New Jobs
- Includes office space, a showroom, and training center
- First Phase Construction Start: March 2018
- First Phase Completion: First Quarter 2019
- Second Phase Construction Start: Fall 2018
- Second Phase Completion: 2020

Credit: Davidson County

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

Credit: Shook Kelly

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

I-74 Corporate Park
- Developer: CIP
- Could Have Over 2,500 Jobs by 2020
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CCC Update:
A look at the Fifth Floor Courtyard at the 12-storey CCC, as it nears completion.

Courtyard by David Rolfe

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

West End Millworks: The Olio Glass Studio


IQ District Update:

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

Downtown Library Update:

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


Hilltop House South:

Source: Calloway Johnson Moore & West


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

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


Stevens Center PAC Renovation:

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

760 West Fourth:

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

Cycling Update:

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

Interesting Notes:

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

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

See Krispy Kreme's Doughnuts on Parade downtown.
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City Hospital Apartments

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

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


Library at Merschell Plaza Has Mayor & Alliance Support!

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

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

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

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

Transportation News:

WRCP Nationally Recognized for Bike Friendly Workplace

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


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

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


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

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

Sports Facilities:

Winston-Salem Open Tennis Facility (USTA Tennis)

The Winston-Salem Open Tennis Facility was selected as host for the 2018 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships. The facility is expected to begin construction in 2014 and it is said it will be among the nation's best tennis facilities. Congratulations to Don Flow and this facility! It should be fun to watch the construction and see it completed for 2015 Winston-Salem Open on CBS.
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Triad Regional Government Council Building - Completed!
Construction is complete on the regional government headquarters, so I removed it from the list above. It is the economic development recruitment office for the 12 county area and operates massive regional databases used in recruiting employers, so it is also an IT center. The group has large mobile operations too and this provides a place for that.

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

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

Source: City of Winston-Salem

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

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

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

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

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

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Some parts of Plant 64 are further along than others.

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

These photographs are a couple of months old.

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


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

Thanks to TwinCity at WSTB for this photograph!
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Sports Update:
An indoor football team and a minor league hockey team have leased or are about to lease the Annex as lead tenants.

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

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

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

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

What is new? 7 hotel developers were selected as having plans that matched the owner's vision. 3 of those developers are now finalists to convert this building into a luxury hotel and condos. They will also restore the original ground floor retail!

Source: 1998 by Preservation North Carolina

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This mural in the lobby just screams late 1920s jazz/swing age!

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

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

Winston-Salem forum members at WSTB think this could become a 21c Museum Hotel, Intercontinental, or some type of Westin flag? We'll see. It could also be independent or maybe a smaller chain will win it? I think everyone wants 21c Museum Hotels and anything less than that is likely disappointment.
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Missed One! - Winston Mutual Renovation:
I'm starting to find more buildings I forgot to add to the construction list. Among them is the Winston Mutual Insurance Building Renovation! Two tenants are signed for the renovated office space in what is seen as the most important building in East Winston. I love finding buildings I may have missed, since it makes the already impressive proposed and construction lists even longer! If you know of one, post it below or let me know about it, so we can add it.

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

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

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

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

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

Beer Update:

Source: NC Brewing

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

So you like beer? If you love beer in Winston-Salem, you're likely excited and waiting for Foothills to release this year's batch of Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout on February 1st. The release attracts national attention, with long lines of people camped-out downtown on Fourth Street. If you don't like camping-out, you can always pay a little extra to break-in-line. There are four break-in-line opportunities that will support great Winston-Salem charities and also includes a $50 Foothills gift card, a Sexual Chocolate beer goblet, a prize pack and a mystery beer gift to the winner. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Front-of-the...item1e85bea547

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

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

Source: West End Mill Works

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

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

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

Source: Steve Lawing / Scott Cole

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

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

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

Source: IQ District Neighborhood Association

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

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


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

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



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

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

Source: Linville Team Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

Both Photographs from Peyton Smith

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

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

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

Source: UNCSA

Plant 64 Lofts:
Thank you to the GC for sharing photographs of the progress!

Are these the windows for the building?

The retail building on Fourth Street is now under renovation!

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

All Plant 64 images courtesy http://www.capstonebuilding.com
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Inmar Headquarters:
I noticed Inmar's headquarters has a video wall wrapped around the stair tower (on the outside!) for everyone to enjoy. They had an animated display running to test it last week. Awesome! I must go there to photograph it. Tech company headquarters are awesome. It also has a performance stage in the lobby, with a massive skylight atrium above it. These companies always have awesome features in their headquarters.

West Fourth Office Tower:

Source: WXII 12 News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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National Center for Design Innovation:
Internationally known Bruno Louchouarn is now a part of the CDI in downtown Winston-Salem as a Design Researcher. Louchouarn is a composer and cognitive scientist. Louchouarn studied artificial intelligence in Paris and obtained a Ph.D. in music composition at UCLA. His work includes everything from film scores to live experimental multimedia performances. He is already a Winston-Salem resident, among the city's well-known artists.
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50 West Fourth
The Courthouse Apartments are now called 50 West Fourth. I will update the list to show this.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Small Batch is moving forward with phase two of their brewery adding a full restaurant next to the bar. They are looking to add other locations in NC in the future.

Haute Chocolate and Revolution Gliding Tours are partnering to bring a multi-use hub to the core called Twin City Hive. Haute Chocalate will relocate from West End to join RGT at 301 Brookstown Ave. The new space will feature the two businesses as well as a coffee shop that will feature roasters from all over NC.

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

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

So if I read this correctly, there are about 3 10+ story buildings proposed or under construction?
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Three are proposed that could have 10 or more floors. (760, Civic Plaza Tower, and Mixed-use Theatre District Hotel) 760 has already taken core samples, is finishing the design stage, and completed site demolition last month. 760 will likely be the first of the three to break ground. They are waiting until the building across the street is fully leased before starting on this one. With proposed buildings, it's always wait and see what happens. One building with around 11-12 floors was recently completed a few weeks ago.

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

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


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

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

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

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A retail courtyard:

Source: Linville Team

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Transit, Bike, & Pedestrian Improvements
Winston-Salem is currently planning three bike boulevards and cycle tracks, in the neighborhoods to the north-northwest of downtown. They will connect attractions there with downtown. Of course one of the bigger bike related projects is a way to store several bicycles in one small place, possibly underground! Also included in talks are more pedestrian bridges, road diets, bike boxes, and reduced speeds. All of this is a five year plan, that could cost $9 million. I love the direction this city is taking.
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Close to 50,000 sq. ft. of spec retail space is u/c in downtown...the two largest being historic tobacco buildings. Matthew provided a photo of Big Winston warehouse. Capstone just updated Plant 64 with a photo of the 10,000 sq. ft. being rehabbed on Fourth St.

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This Week's Update:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

North Carolina Leadership (STEM) Academy:
Families moving to Winston-Salem may find this interesting: Construction has started on the North Carolina Leadership Academy, near Union Cross Business Park and the new Herbalife and Caterpillar buildings. The school, which emphasizes aerospace and science, technology, engineering and math, should open in June. It appears as if the school will have 400-500 students and around 50 employees. It should open with a full-size football/soccer field and softball/baseball park. Later phases will include a swimming pool and tennis courts. HighMarkSchool Development LLC is the developer and Phoenix-based Canyon Building Design is the general contractor.
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Can't wait to see progress on the streetcar! The South deserves a streetcar renaissance!
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I'm very excited about the streetcar and would love to see some of Winston-Salem's proposed light rail (LRT) projects (with dedicated ROW) move forward soon. I'm guessing the streetcar could begin construction next year? There are some nice projects in the South right now.

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

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

Source: Design Collective Architects

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

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

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

Source: Jason Thiel

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

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

Source: UNCSA

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

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

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

New Downtown Conference Center Atrium

Source: WFU Magazine

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

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

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

Source: West End Mill Works

The Porch Restaurant

Source: Yes! Weekly

Source: West End Mill Works

Source: Field Guide to Winston-Salem
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This week's update includes a new office building to add to our list!

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

WEV New Bldg by matthew_dumont, on Flickr

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

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

Source: L.M. Baker Development

Source: L.M. Baker Development

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


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

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

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

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

Winston-Salem is an amazing corporate headquarters center for a large number of internationally-known brands, from food to underwear. Winston-Salem ranks in the top 25 in the nation for most internationally known brands headquartered there and ranks in the top 10 for most internationally known brands per million people in the U.S.,: http://cdn.theatlanticcities.com/img...12/06/map2.jpg

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

West Fourth Office Building:
Still waiting on the cladding. Thank you to rmhpmi at WSTB for providing an update. He has more on his original post there.
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Winston-Salem Community Bike Ride:
Do you love to bike downtown Winston-Salem? Want to meet new friends? This event is for you! The Community Bike Ride returns this month! Let me know if you would like more details.

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


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

Click here to see cycle tracks: http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townn...6c75.image.jpg
Photographer: Walt Unks @ Journalnow

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

Source: Breathing Room

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

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This (below) is the bar!

Lindsay Beeson

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

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

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