December 15th, 2005, 11:36 PM
David Furman has officially announced the third and fourth West End Village buildings of eight proposed, which are the mixed-use Green Street tower and the Fourth and Green Building. In renderings these two proposed buildings are shown as 10+ stories and the shorter 4-storey building fronting Fourth Street, but with high demand for his units, he may go taller on the condo tower. The 10+ storey building will have offices, retail and condo units. The 4-storey building will have residential and retail. We will know the final design and final floor count for the 10+ storey tower in the first quarter of 2006.
The tall 10+ storey building and shorter 4-storey building beside it are seen in this Rendering
December 16th, 2005, 01:45 AM
Looks like something similar to the Piedmont Town Center in SouthPark in Charlotte. Great news for Winston-Salem. ;)
December 16th, 2005, 04:57 AM
i dont like it to much, but it shows development so i like it!
December 16th, 2005, 04:55 PM
Looks like a nice development, and will definitely add to the momentum. Well done :okay:
December 16th, 2005, 08:19 PM
Now leasing: Fourth & Green
Sales Office: 800 W. Fourth Street
It will actually be more like Atlantic Station in Atlanta, with mixed-use towers, townhouses, condos with ground floor retail and there was a plan for a movie theatre, just like Atlantic Station. It's also very pedestrian friendly and has wonderful park areas planned. Just like Atlantic Station, West End Village is on the far edge of the central business district. Wachovia's 8-storey West End Center, which is the western most building on Winston-Salem's skyline, is just a block to the north. This is the transition area between Downtown and historic West End. Next year, this development will start to go vertical. Two towers (14 Storey Ferrell Gas Tower and 10+ storey Green Street Tower) are already proposed for this area of downtown and renderings should be available for both in early 2006. The height limits over the area were lifted in 2004 so they could build midrises and highrises. A baseball stadium is also planned. Winston-Salem's baseball team has tried to get a new stadium since 1992 and finally they have renderings for a new stadium, they own the land beside this development where the ballpark will go and are down to raising the money for it. A rail streetcar line will also run by this development, connecting Ardmore/Hawthorne Hill to the PTRP Research Park in downtown Winston-Salem. Combine all of that with the architecture of David Furman and you have one of the best places to live in Winston-Salem!
This is intresting, because this development is linking Winston-Salem's two largest skylines. In a few years, the two skylines (Hawthorne Hill and downtown) should be one long skyline following the East-West Expressway from Cleveland Avenue (15-storey Sunrise Towers Apartments to the east) to Queen Street (17-storey Brenner Childrens Hospital to the west), with the 34-storey Wachovia Center in the middle. Now that will be impressive on a south view.
Link to similar development in Atlanta:
Atlantic Station in Atlanta (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=93373)
December 16th, 2005, 08:40 PM
So there is going to be 500,000 sq ft + of Retail in this project like Atlantic Station??
Come on Matthew, I know you have a need to endlessly pump up Winston, but I don't think Atlantic is a good or fair comparison.
This project is something that will be unique for Winston and there really is nothing like it in Atlanta. The architecture at Atlantic Station is conservative bland, whereas West End Village is a departure from the norm and much more stimilating.
I don't see a need to pump up this development or try and make an unfair and stupid comparison to a project in a large city. This project doesn't need that kind of boosterism crap...it stands on its own.
December 16th, 2005, 08:45 PM
It will be a "smaller" version of Atlantic Station. Obviously with the smaller piece of land they have to work with and smaller retail market it won't be as big, but it will be very similar, if one has to compare it to another development.