The Hub


Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, the city of Winston-Salem and the state of North Carolina have been and continue to be involved in a series of infrastructure improvements in and around the Innovation Quarter. Selected improvements are listed below.

Bailey Park and One Technology Place Courtyard – Community access parks located in the heart of the Innovation Quarter.

First Street Widening – Widening of First Street in the Innovation Quarter to a four-lane road that connects to Salem Ave.

Grading – Grading of the land just north of Interstate 40 and west of U.S. 52, the addition of eco-friendly purple clover and plush grass.

North District Parking Lot Improvements – Removal of existing buildings and establishment of a series of surface parking lots for Innovation Quarter tenants and residents.

Other North District Improvements – Improved sidewalks, street widening, burial of power lines underground and addition of street trees.

Richard H. Dean Parking Deck – Creation of a five-story parking deck adjacent to the Richard H. Dean Biomedical Research Facility.

Rail Line Relocation – The relocation of three Norfolk Southern rail lines.

Rails to Trails North – Ongoing development of a community greenway stretching from Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. to Third St.

Rails to Trails South – Planned development of a community greenway beginning at Third St. and extending to Rams Dr.

Salem Creek Connector – NCDOT is constructing a new 1.1-mile, four-lane road with a median from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive south of Winston-Salem State University to Rams Dr. at the Innovation Quarter. A new interchange will be built at U.S. 52, and the current interchange at Rams Drive will be removed.

Stormwater System – Completed stormwater retention pond just north of Interstate 40 and west of U.S. 52.

Utility & Telecommunications – Removal of Duke Energy telephone poles throughout the Innovation Quarter.