Local Community Development Corporations

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Brushy Fork Greenway & Greenways Generally

Earlier this week, the City broke ground on Brushy Fork Greenway which will connect existing greenways around Winston Lake, which is on the north side of Business 40, with existing greenways around Salem Lake which is on the south side of Business 40: Brushy Fork greenway will run under Business 40.

Especially because of a burgeoning population, Forysth County's Legacy Development Guide calls not only for the preservation of existing natural spaces and parks but also their enhancement through the development of a system of greenways which connects them. The Guide notes that greenways are usually established along natural corridors such as rivers, scenic roads, or utility or railroad right-of-ways. City and county officials envision a citywide, comprehensive greenway system which connects parks, shopping centers, neighborhoods, schools, and other facilities as an alternative, multi-modal transportation option.

The City of Winston-Salem has largely undertaken the development of greenways within its borders, including the Brushy Fork Greenway. A map and list of existing greenways can be found on the City's website, under the Parks & Recreation Department, here. More information about proposed greenways can be founded in a 39-page booklet produced by the City-County Planning Board which is available in their office.

A link to the Winston-Salem Journal discussing the groundbreaking of the Brushy Fork Greenway can be found here.

Friday, June 24, 2011

UNCSA gets $500K grant + Airtime

The purpose of a $500,000 grant recently awarded to The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is to enable the school to broadcast more of its performances on UNC-TV. All publicity is good publicity; more publicity from free money is good news for the School and goods news for the City of the Arts.

Click here to read more about the grant, its giver, and UNCSA from the Winston-Salem Journal.

Monday, June 13, 2011

$125 Million Dollar Wake Forest Baptist Cancer Center Expansion

Wake Forest Baptist begins $125M cancer center expansion

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011, 11:47am EDT - Last Modified: Thursday, June 9, 2011, 1:23pm EDT
Work is now under way on the $125 million expansion of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
The six-floor addition will add four inpatient floors, one day hospital floor, an administrative floor and consolidate inpatient and outpatient services within a free-standing cancer hospital.
Inpatient beds will increase to 148 acute care and 44 observation beds from the current level of 113 beds. The new hospital will include 530,600 square feet of space and is slated to open in early 2014.
Bovis Lend Lease is the construction manager for the project.
Read the full press release here.