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April 18, 2016 | Novant planning $24M medical office, surgery center project in Kernersville

Novant Health is continuing to build out its campus in Kernersville, with a new three-story medical office building carrying a price tag of as much as $24 million now in the works. Read full article.

April 15, 2016 | Work begins on greenway in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

Construction work has begun on a new greenway that will run through Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem. Read full article.

April 11, 2016 | Wake Forest Baptist celebrates 'topping out' of Davie Medical Center expansion

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center celebrated the "topping out" of the next phase at Davie Medical Center on Monday. Medical center staff and supporters gathered at the Bermuda Run facility Monday morning, though high winds derailed plans to place the last piece of structural steel for the project. Read full article.

April 6, 2016 | Old power plant is center of $40 million redevelopment in Winston-Salem

There’s plenty of cool development going on outside Charlotte, including a project that crossed my desk recently: A $40 million plan to redevelop an old power plant that was once part of a tobacco campus in downtown Winston-Salem. Read full article.

March 15, 2016 | Major Kernersville retail project picking up steam

A large retail development project in the heart of Kernersville appears to moving ahead rapidly with the sale earlier this month of six parcels, totaling 34-plus acres, for more than $3 million. Read full article.

January 29, 2016 | The List: Engineering Firms

This week, the Triad Business Journal featured the largest engineering firms list in the Triad ranked by the number of licensed engineers and then by the number of employees. We made the list! Read full article.

January 14, 2016 | Click Here to Support Creative Corridors: Help Us Build These Bridges!


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January 12, 2016 | Clemmons OKs proposed shopping plaza that may be anchored by Publix

The Clemmons Village Council rolled out the welcome mat Monday night for a new shopping plaza expected to be anchored by Publix. The council unanimously approved a rezoning request and site plan for Peace Haven Village, situated on the southwest corner of the intersection of Peace Haven and Lewisville-Clemmons roads. The council’s approval paves the way for construction, which will start in late summer or early fall. Read full article.

January 8, 2016 | Development of Bailey Park in Innovation Quarter continues, thanks to local support

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter Bailey Park
Bailey Park, the common space carved out in the middle of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, will get further enhancements, thanks to the support of companies and groups connected to Winston-Salem. Plans call for a new entrance plaza including a water feature and a walkway connecting the upper and lower levels of the park, which sits south of Wake Forest Biotech Place within the downtown research park. Read full article.

January 1, 2016 | 2015: The year in business

Taking a look at the Triad's past year and how Stimmel played a large role in setting the stage for future growth! Read full article.

December 30, 2015 | The Triad 100: What mattered most in 2015

Check out where some of our most prominent projects this year, like Bailey Park, Artivity on the Green, and Business 40, landed! Read full article.

December 9, 2015 | Novant Health to officially break ground on Clemmons Medical Center expansion

Teaming with BBH Design and Rentenbach on Novant Health's Clemmons Medical Center expansion.. and we're officially underway! Read full article.

October 27, 2015 | Art's for Art's Sake announces building plan

Art for Art's Sake is giving itself a permanent footprint downtown with news that it will build a 14,000-square-foot building at the corner of Liberty and Seventh Streets. Read full article.

September 5, 2015 | Spoon Dronetography's Aerial Video of ARTivity on the Green

Great video shot by Spoon Dronetography.Check it out.

August 28, 2015 | Baptist announces Davie Medical Center expansion

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced Friday that it will begin construction of a 50-bed inpatient hospital at the Davie Medical Center - Bermuda Run campus. Read full article.

August 28, 2015 | Innovation Engaged

With a new park and new programs, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is bringing the community together. Read full article.

August 18, 2015 | Video: Bailey Park from a Different View

Bailey Park is located on the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter Downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Bailey Park consists of 1.6-acres of publicly accessible green space, ideally suited for those living, learning, working and playing in and around the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and the greater Winston-Salem community. Featuring a covered stage, restroom facilities, a food truck courts and a large grassy lawn area, Bailey park will also offer a variety of free, community programming. Check it out.

July 29, 2015 | Video: Business 40 Improvements Examples

Conceptualization of the improvements to Business 40 through downtown Winston-Salem. The City of Winston-Salem and the North Carolina Department of Transportation are developing a series of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvements as part of the efforts to upgrade and streamline I-40 (Business) through downtown Winston-Salem.Check it out.

July 26, 2015 | Winston-Salem's Central Library design complete; demolition phase set to begin Aug. 1

Demolition and construction crews soon will take over the Central Library site on Fifth Street, tearing down the 1950s section and gutting the back portion. Read full article.

July 25, 2015 | Downtown trail would link Innovation Quarter to Winston-Salem recreational sites

A long-planned rail trail in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter could be built next year, providing a potential biking and walking link between downtown Winston-Salem and recreational sites like Salem Lake. Read full article.

June 24, 2015 | Proposed bike path would parallel Business 40 through downtown

A proposed pedestrian path along the reconstructed Business 40 through downtown Winston-Salem could put cyclists on an equal footing with automobiles. Read full article.

May 17, 2015 | Wake Forest Innovation Quarter transformation still taking place in buildings, hearts, minds of community

Motorists driving along U.S. 52 and Business 40 have no doubt noticed the rehabilitation of buildings over the past five years in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in the eastern part of downtown Winston-Salem. Read full article.

May 12, 2015 | New $2M urban park opens downtown, complete with red 'smokestacks'

The half-acre park, called ARTivity on the Green, also includes an artist performance shelter sculpted from silvery steel bands. It sits between the city's Arts District and Wake Forest University's Innovation Quarter, home to Bailey Park, which opened last month. Read full article.

April 29, 2015 | NY Times: Technology Overtakes Tobacco in Winston-Salem

“What we’re doing is economic development plus social engineering,” added Eric Tomlinson, president of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, the development’s manager. “We try to capture the basic activities of life. Work. Live. Learn. Play.” Read full article.

April 23, 2015 | Salem College Student Center receives NCASLA Award!

The new Student Center received a Professional Award in the General Design category selected by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects! We're proud to have been involved in this beautiful project!

April 23, 2015 | Two Winston-Salem construction projects wins state awards

The N.C. branch of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association this week recognized 751 West Fourth office building as the N.C. Building Project of the Year and the Hill Hall Renovation and Student Success Center project at Winston-Salem State University as the N.C. Green Project of the Year. Read full article.

April 10, 2015 | 400 Attend opening of Bailey Park in heart of Innovation Quarter

Bailey Park is a long-awaited 1.6-acre green space in the heart of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. It is bordered by East Fourth, East Fifth and Vine streets and North Patterson Avenue. The park has a 30-foot-by-40-foot covered stage, restroom facilities, an area for food trucks and a large grassy expanse. Read full article.

March 30, 2015 | Davie Medical Center President Proud to Call Davie Home

It has been a whirlwind year for Chad J. Brown, M.B.A., M.H.A., the first president of both the Bermuda Run and Mocksville campuses of Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Medical Center. With his first anniversary approaching, he describes the community excitement and support for the new Bermuda Run location as exhilarating. Read full article.

March 25, 2015 | Urban park on schedule and budget, project officials say

ARTivity is a ½-acre, art-themed public park that developers hope will inspire Winston-Salem citizens artistically and personally. Situated between the Downtown Arts District and Wake Forest University’s Innovation Quarter, the park is designed to encourage people to come to Liberty Street and its creators hope that it will link the city’s twin aspirations: art and innovation. Read full article.

March 25, 2015 | Eric Tomlinson: No dust on us - or our vision

“Why go live there, isn’t it just an old tobacco town?” they asked. I smiled, and without really knowing why, said “I think it’s on its way to becoming a cool place again. Yes lads, I’m off to The City of Arts and Innovation!” Read full article.

March 18, 2015 | Stitch Design changing the look of Triad architecture

The sun setting over Winston-Salem affords the downtown architecture an opportunity to paint silhouettes on its structural peers. The shadowed extension of the Winston Tower falls on Krankies Coffee; The Reynolds Building falls on its old factories; and all of downtown seems to be reaching toward progress as the Innovation Quarter slowly but surely molds the next iteration of downtown Winston- Salem’s skyline. Read full article.

March 16, 2015 | Work begins on $40M project with retail, offices, apartments

Developer Ken Reiter said it took about three years of keeping multiple plates spinning — as he simultaneously secured funding, resources and support — but work finally has started on a nearly $40 million mixed-use redevelopment project that local officials hope will be the linchpin for a blighted area. Read full article.

March 11, 2015 | Groundbreaking for $39.8M redevelopment project is Friday

Local officials will break ground Friday for a mixed-use redevelopment project at an old manufacturing site, a $39.8 million undertaking expected to help revitalize Winston-Salem's Northwest Corridor. Read full article.

March 6, 2015 | Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wexford Science + Technology Take National “Preservation’s Best of 2014” Award for Redevelopment of Building 90

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wexford Science + Technology, a BioMed Realty company, have received one of five national “Preservation’s Best of 2014” awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Trust Community Investment Corporation and Preservation Action. Read full article.

February 26, 2015 | Artivity on the Green designed to spruce up Liberty Street area

Many downtown residents have kept a close eye on the construction that’s transforming a dilapidated parking lot in the heart of the Arts District into an outdoor space that will be just as unique as the area around it. Read full article.

February 25, 2015 | Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership's 2014 Downtown Excellence Awards Announced!

Inmar, 751 West Fourth and 525@vine all took home Excellence Awards this year. The DWSP Excellence Award recognizes projects, groups or individual's that have positively impacted the community. We're proud to have been involved in these projects!

February 24, 2015 | Sheetz Celebrates Opening Of 500th Store

Sheetz, one of America's fastest growing family-owned convenience store chains, will celebrate the opening of its 500th store on Feb. 24. Read full article.

January 15, 2015 | P.F. Chang’s will open in HanesTowne Village

Construction continues at the new HanesTowne Village shopping center on Stratford Road. The center is located on the site of the former Hanesbrands plant. Read full article.

January 15, 2015 | Developer moving forward with 'Pilot at Sedgefield' mixed-use project

Carlsbad, Calif.-based Kisco Senior Living is moving forward with its plans for a 142-acre mixed-use project located at the former Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Co. campus near Sedgefield. Read full article.

December 9, 2014 | Arts park will be fine addition to downtown revitalization

Right now it’s basically a slab of concrete, but soon it will be a true Winston-Salem milestone: The first art-themed public park downtown. This will be a worthy addition to arts, innovation and revitalization. Read full article.

December 2, 2014 | Bailey Park in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter sets opening date

With construction nearly complete, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter has announced an April opening for Bailey Park, a new outdoor gathering and events space that will serve as a focal point during the continued development of the Winston-Salem research park. Read full article.

November 14, 2014 | Salem College announces residential expansion

Salem College will break ground on December 5 for a new residence hall that will be located north of the main campus, at the corner of Church and Cemetery Streets. Read full article.

November 13, 2014 | New library will have auditorium, cafe

A café, outdoor reading garden, 308-seat auditorium, “technology petting zoo” — those are all part of the concept for a renovated Forsyth County Central Library on Fifth Street. Read full article.

November 12, 2014 | Three Of Our Projects Make '2014 Building North Carolina Awards' List

List includes Inmar, Inc's new WFIQ Renovation, WFBH's Comprehensive Cancer Center Expansion and Salem College's Student Center. Read full article.

October 26, 2014 | Moses H. Cone North Tower Expansion Showcased in 'Healthcare Design' September Issue

The North Tower project at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital culminated a multiyear master facility planning process for the campus. The planning process was conducted with seven guiding principles in mind: quality, safety, customer focus, efficiency, flexibility, innovation, and fiscal responsibility. Read full article.

September 30, 2014 | 525@Vine... 2014 SBA Winners!

North Carolina is 7th in the nation for LEED activity and to celebrate smart construction and sustainable growth, we are pleased to announce the 2014 winners of the USGBC NC Sustainable Business Awards. 525@Vine pursued LEED Gold Certification, and obtained Platinum! Their goal is to provide the best spaces for their tenants that include beauty and functionality. Read full article.

September 29, 2014 | Stimmel Associates names new leadership

The seven newly named partners of Stimmel Associates PA have a combined tenure of 114 years at the Winston-Salem landscape architecture firm. Read full article.

August 20, 2014 | ENR Southeast: 2014 'Best Projects' Award Winners

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Comprehensive Cancer Center Expansion received ENR's Award of Merit under the Heathcare category. Read full article.

June 24, 2014 | Certification Puts Megasite ‘On Another Level’

As Tim Booras’ black Ford truck bounced its way through the Chatham-Randolph megasite, past deer stands and fire lanes used for quail hunting, Nat Taylor pulled up an email on his phone. The email was from a noted site selector congratulating the pair on the official N.C. certification of the Chatham-Randolph megasite, and indicating that the site selector would keep Chatham-Randolph in mind for future projects considering North Carolina. Read full article.

June 20, 2014 | Chatham-Randolph is N.C.’s First Megasite

After a year and a half of work, the 1,818-acre megasite in Chatham and Randolph counties has received official state certification, a crucial step in marketing the site to potential end users such as an automobile manufacturer or other large-scale industrial user. Read full article.

June 13, 2014 | Wexford's Investment in WFIQ is Just the Beginning

Look at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem, and you see the marks of its owner, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and a major benefactor, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Less visible is Wexford Science & Technology, the Baltimore-based developer that specializes in partnering with universities on research parks. Wexford stepped forward on Innovation Quarter after an earlier developer faltered, and you can see the results from the $250 million that Wexford has invested so far to bring former RJR properties back to life. Read full article.

June 13, 2014 | Chatham County’s Banner Week

On her seventh anniversary as president of the Chatham Economic Development Corp., Dianne Reid was having an economic developer’s dream week. On Monday night, plans for the massive 7,120-acre Chatham Park received approval from the Pittsboro town board — a major initial hurdle cleared. And then Wednesday evening — seven years to the day since she started work at the EDC — Reid received word from the state that 1,818-acre Chatham-Randolph megasite had received official N.C. site certification. Certification is a protracted and painstakingly detailed process that had required close to a year and a half of paperwork, emails and conversations. Read full article.

June 12, 2014 | Chatham-Randolph Megasite Receives N.C. Certification

The 1,818-acre megasite in Chatham and Randolph counties this week received official state certification, a crucial step in marketing the site to potential end users such as an automobile manufacturer or other large-scale industrial user. The Chatham-Randolph land is now the largest site in the state with the certification and the only certified megasite. Read full article.

June 10, 2014 | Liberty Healthcare Buys 31 Acres for Planned Nursing Home in Winston-Salem

A Wilmington company has purchased close to 30 acres along Silas Creek Parkway for the campus of its new skilled nursing facility in Winston-Salem. Liberty Healthcare & Rehabilitation completed the purchase of the property for $3.5 million this month after it received state approval for the new facility, what will be the 100-bed Liberty Commons at Silas Creek. The acreage sits east of Silas Creek Parkway and south of Bethabara Road, and was formerly owned by The Nisbet Family Trust. Read full article.

June 9, 2014 | Winston-Salem’s 751 West Fourth Lands Primary Tenant

Winston-Salem’s 751 West Fourth
Image Courtesy The Winston-Salem Foundation

Financial services firm Atlantic Capital Advisors this September will become the primary tenant in the 55,000-square-foot 751 W. Fourth St. office building under construction in downtown Winston-Salem. The five-story, $11 million building — which will also be home to The Winston-Salem Foundation — is Winston-Salem’s first new Class A office project in the past decade. Read full article.

May 13, 2014 | New Park Coming to Winston-Salem's WFIQ

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter Bailey Park
The grassy patch at Fourth and Patterson in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter research park will start its transformation into downtown Winston-Salem's newest park next week. The new park, to be dubbed Bailey Park at East End, will cover 1.6 acres of land and be highlighted by a large covered stage with a lawn area for viewing the concerts, movie nights and other events, according to Christy Turner with Stimmel Associates, the landscape architect on the project. Stimmel is working with building architect Stitch Design + Development and LMI Builders on the project. Read full article.

May 12, 2014 | Salem College to Dedicate New Student Center

Salem College will dedicate the first new building to go up on its historic campus in 32 years at a ceremony on May 13. The school’s new 15,000-square-foot Student Center was designed by Lambert Architecture + Interiors and built by Frank L. Blum Construction Co. The ground-breaking for the $6.8 million building was in December of 2012. Read full article.

April 11, 2014 | Randolph Megasite Gains Ground, but Costs Could Hit $50M

An entity managed by the Piedmont Triad Partnership has options on more than 1,050 acres at the Randolph County megasite and is now conducting due diligence, with officials estimating development costs could total $50 million. Read full article.

January 24, 2014 | Take a Tour of the 1,800-acre Chatham County Megasite

The 1,800-acre megasite in Chatham and Randolph counties has launched a website as it progresses toward official N.C. site certification. Site certification is an essential step toward full development, experts say, because it proves a large tract of land can handle the necessary infrastructure and engineering required to get a site construction-ready. Read full article.

January 3, 2014 | Salem Creek Connector Construction Ramps Up In W-S

Construction is moving along on the Salem Creek Connector which the NCDOT says will help traffic flow more efficiently for Winston-Salem drivers. The NCDOT says crews are working on a new 1.1 mile, four-lane road with a median from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. The project includes 11 bridges which will carry traffic over parts of Salem Creek and U.S. 52 and a roundabout at Salem Avenue and City Yard Drive. A new diverging diamond interchange will also be built at U.S. 52 and the current interchange ramps at Rams Drive will be removed. Read full article.

January 2, 2014 | WSM’s Year in Review

1. Research Park rebrands. The downtown research park was renamed Wake Forest Innovation Quarter (WFIQ) after operating as Piedmont Triad Research Park for 20 years. The change was done to set it apart from the nearby Research Triangle Park while also expanding the Wake Forest brand, which owns and operates much of the park. Several big-ticket projects also unfolded in 2013, including the four-lane Research Parkway (opened in October), the Inmar and Plant 64 projects (both under construction), and a new facility for Forsyth Tech (announced in October).Read full article.

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