Construction has begun on the old Forsyth County Courthouse in Winston-Salem. The developer, Clachan Properties, LLC out of Richmond VA, plans to put in 57 apartments. Most will be single bedroom, but some will be two bedrooms. Clachan is investing $6m in the construction. Demolition has begun in earnest (see the photograph above).

In April of ‘14, Clachan Properties began demolition on an $11 million, 86-apartment project, redeveloping a former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. building at 101 Sixth St. This is the second phase of Winston Factory Lofts, an apartment building that Clachan developed in the downtown area.

The owner of Clachan, Herb Coleman, is a big fan of Winston-Salem even though he lives in Richmond.

His company has developed several other historic buildings in town.

If you haven’t driven downtown Winston-Salem in a while, make sure to go east of the Reynolds building & Winston Tower. There’s a lot of development occurring in the Innovation Quarter. It’s worth the drive and is exciting for our City’s future.

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