Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Demolition to Begin This Saturday at Merschel Plaza in Downtown Winston-Salem

August 15, 2018. More change coming! Demolition of the pedestrian bridge at Merschel Plaza will start this Saturday, August 18 at 8:00am. The open green space, between the Pepper Building and XCaret (red awning), sits at the intersection of Trade, 4th, and 3rd Streets in downtown Winston-Salem. This block of downtown will house a new park with public restrooms. Kaledeium will become a bigger part of downtown; Imagine a year from now, busloads of school kids coming to Winston-Salem on a field trip. They'll explore Old Salem and come down the street to see the Children's Museum or Kaledium, our Science Center. The Pepper Building and surrounding structures will soon provide a much different view!

This pedestrian bridge in Merschel Plaza will be demolished on Saturday.

The grassy lawn between 3rd and 4th at Trade, which will become a public park. Kaleidium is in the background.

Side view of the pedestrian bridge, which currently has parking below

Current work on the Pepper Building.
Ground level photos added on August 16, 2018.

More Information:

In February 2018, the City of Winston-Salem shared the concept plan for Merschel Plaza.  This was provided by Mayfair Development and is not the final design plan.  You can see the video concept on YouTube here. 

Merschel Plaza Vision Concept shared today at the DWSP Annual Meeting Today
     Downtown Winston-Salem Blog, February 28, 2018

Central park in downtown Winston-Salem? City panel endorses paying partnership $4.6 million to finish Merschel Plaza with sidewalks, public restrooms
      Winston-Salem Journal, August 14, 2018

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By Jessica Thomas Lewis

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