Projects & Construction:
The number of projects posted each week has grown dramatically in the past few weeks! I've recently dropped the small retail/restaurant openings, that aren't part of a larger project, from this thread. I also dropped the festival/event updates. And the update posts, each week, are still growing in size! The updates I've posted recently are among the largest posted on this thread. This is a very exciting time to follow Winston-Salem development! I want to thank the photographers and local businesses, sharing updates on projects, who make this thread possible. Without you, these weekly updates won't happen.
BB&T Sports Park Expansion:
Twin City Sports Association has already raised nearly $4 million and is raising nearly $7 million in the first fundraising phase of a major expansion to BB&T Soccer Park. The expansion will add three new artificial turf fields, facilities for lacrosse, an adult sports social club, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, and cross country. I'm not sure how many fundraising phases they will have? Construction will have four phases. This expansion will allow the complex to host larger events and more events. There is talk of Major League Soccer in some news articles on this project. I'm not sure how far into the future that would be? As part of the expansion and adding other sports fields, BB&T Soccer Park will be renamed BB&T Sports Park. Construction on the first phase will begin in Late Summer 2017. The second phase will enhance the stadium, with a press box, covered seats, and locker rooms to host larger events. Other phases will add a restaurant, coffee shop, workout and rehabilitation space, field house improvements, and additional restrooms.
Wise Man Brewing Expansion:
"Two shiny new 30BBL tanks!"
"Time to start a barrel program"
1791 Tower Clock Restoration: Built!
This project is now completed and it looks amazing!
607 North Trade Building:
AFAS Center for the Arts:
According to Yes! Weekly, the building's opening party will include food trucks, live music, body painting, a ribbon cutting (at 2 p.m., with the mayor), building tours, and interactive artists as part of the Concrete Canvas Mural Festival. They will also include other events in the opening party. Pick-up a copy of Yes! Weekly to learn more.
Credit: Yes! Weekly
How many boardrooms have doors like this:
Easter Creek Partners Headquarters:
An update on the headquarters for an LGBT-owned development company and space for Duke University.
1834 Nissen Wagon Works - Police District Two Office: Built!
This project had its official ribbon cutting on Thursday, last week. Yes, it is now completed. This adaptive reuse project converted an old horse-drawn wagon/carriage factory, with structures built between 1834 and 1974, to a district police station. 75 people will work in this police station.
Credit: Winston-Salem Police Department
US News & World Report Underrated Vacation Destinations:
Winston-Salem made the US News & World Report top-10 list for underrated vacation destinations, due to its Downtown Arts District, restaurants, and National Landmark Districts.
Graylyn Hotel & International Conference Center: Built!
The third floor of this 4-star luxury hotel is now completed, as of last Friday. Make your reservations today!
Construction photograph from February:
500 West Fifth Street:
We have more details. The first floor will have a coffee shop and a restaurant space. The sixth floor will have a fitness center and a community gathering space. This will become a start-up hub. Flow wanted to combine capital, ideas, mentors, and the energy they create, to one downtown location where they can grow and expand. It will also have multi-tenant space for other companies interested in relocating from other cities to downtown Winston-Salem. Flow is currently in talks with four to five possible tenants, interested in relocating to downtown Winston-Salem, for multi-tenant office space in the building. Closing appears to be delayed until June 30, so completion won't happen until Fall 2017. Construction will begin on June 30. Flow would like to have their headquarters and the start-up hub completed as soon as possible.
Convention Center Renovation:
Can they complete this in 16 days?
An update from WSTB Forum:
Rockwell Collins - New Jobs?:
Originally Posted by GaelicDrip @ WSTB Forum
Aerospace company Rockwell Collins talked about growing their Winston-Salem operations last week. Winston-Salem is among Rockwell Collins' largest employment centers. No details at this time. Rockwell Collins employs engineers, designers, and office workers in Winston-Salem, if you're interested in working there.
Bailey Business Center - Building 23-2: (Bailey Power Plant Complex)
The new steel appears to have topped-out?
You can see the topped-out steel in this photograph (right side):
A construction worker provides a view from the roof:
Urban explorer photographs from a few weeks ago:
View from The Coal Pit:
Closing the openings in the floor:
Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites:
This is, by far, the slowest moving construction project in downtown.
It appears as if the walls and asbestos tiles were removed and the trash was cleared-out? Do you remember the big piles of trash on the floors and in the elevator banks?
Interior demolition update:
I'm guessing they will reuse these doors in the design of the boutique hotel?
With the asbestos tiles removed, we can finally see the original wood floors:
The light is reaching these floors once more. It's big and open without the walls and drop ceiling. The old luxury department store was big and open, similar to this, in 1928.
This floor was gutted, but the floor still has dust and paint chips on it: (Notice the original 1928 elevator doors leaning on the wall)
Robotics in Schools:
Salem Academy's all-girls high school robotics team will compete in the Tech Challenge World Championship in Houston this week. Winston-Salem-area tech companies are working to get more young people in city interested in robotics and engineering, including more young women.
Frogman Interactive Headquarters:
This is an adaptive reuse project for a creative company's Fourth Street headquarters.
Bookmarks Headquarters & Downtown Bookstore:
Installing a banner:
Rails-to-Trails Bicycle Commuter Highway: (Winston-Salem's High Line)
As reported last week, the section to the south of Third Street is now completed and open. It's still under construction between Third and Eighth streets.
Completed access ramp, south of Third Street:
New 9th Street Brewery Mural:
Matt Colors? (...looks at self)
Me? I guess my shirts are colorful?
Diversity Mural Restoration:
I remember seeing this mural when I was a kid. It's great to see it restored. It could be 20+ years old?
Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts: