Projects Underway

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter sits on 337 acres and is home to more than 150 companies and 5 academic institutions. Constant improvements are shaping what is one of the fastest-growing urban innovation districts in the United States.

Long Branch Trail

Construction: Charles D. Lowder, Inc. (Phase I); Smith-Rowe LLC (Phase II)

Estimated completion: April 2018

Residents, workers and visitors of the Innovation Quarter will soon be able to enjoy miles of publicly accessible greenway space in order to walk, run or bike outdoors. Once complete, the Long Branch Trail will link with Salem Creek Greenway, making it possible to complete a more than 20-mile loop from the north end of the Innovation Quarter.

Plans also call for a pedestrian bridge and plaza over Fogle Street (seen below).


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Link Apartments® Innovation Quarter and P1 Parking Deck

Developer: Grubb Properties

Estimated completion: 2018 (parking deck)
Early 2019 (residential/retail)

Grubb Properties will develop residential housing and a variety of retail spaces wrapped around a shared parking deck, adding to the laboratories, offices, entertainment and common spaces already making Wake Forest Innovation Quarter an exciting destination for people to work, live, learn and play.

The shared parking deck will provide expanded parking for residents, employees and visitors to the Innovation Quarter. The apartments and retail space will wrap around the parking deck, optimizing parking capacity, presenting a visually pleasant streetscape and enhancing the vibrant mixed-use neighborhood.