While many communities sit on their hands waiting out the economic recovery, Winston-Salem is moving ahead. There is no better example of this than the Piedmont Triad Research Park's latest addition — the $87 million Wake Forest BioTech Place.
Riding or walking by the project, it's obvious that it will soon be done. And with a little imagination, it's easy to envision it becoming the next downtown hub.
The transformation of this one-time R.J. Reynolds tobacco plant into a mixed-use development that one day may employ 450 workers is nearing completion. The 270,000-square-foot building is part of the downtown research park's North District. It will consist of research labs for 350 scientists from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center but also will feature office and retail spaces and student housing. Read more.