City Edition April 2017

Free Leaf Compost Available
Friday Garbage Collection Changed for Easter Holiday
Left Turns No Longer Allowed on Fourth Street at Cherry and Marshall Streets
Public Art Commission Selects Sculpture for Central Library
City to Assist Residential Project on Fourth Street

Free Leaf Compost Available

The city is offering free leaf compost April 14, 15, 22 and 29 for as long as supplies last. On Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, compost will be loaded only into small vehicles, including cars and pickup trucks. On Saturday, April 22 and Saturday, April 29, all types of vehicles will be loaded. All vehicles must have a tarp or cover and all loads must be fully covered before leaving the site. Vehicles without a tarp or cover will not be loaded. READ MORE

Compost piles at Reynolds Park

Friday Garbage Collection Changed for Easter Holiday

City offices will be closed Friday, April 14, for the Easter holiday. CityLink, the city’s citizen service call center, will be staffed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist citizens and will be available outside of those hours for water, sewer and other non-911 emergencies. Garbage collections scheduled for Friday, April 14, will take place on Monday, April 17. Recycling and yard waste collections will not be affected. For more information call CityLink 311.

Left Turns No Longer Allowed on Fourth Street at Cherry and Marshall Streets

Because of increasing traffic volume, left turns from Fourth Street on to Cherry Street and Marshall Street are no longer allowed at any time. Previously, left turns were only prohibited during peak traffic hours. READ MORE

No left turn sign at Fourth and Cherry streets in downtown Winston-Salem

Public Art Commission Selects Sculpture for Central Library

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission, in consultation with Forsyth Public Library officials, has selected "Timeless Purpose," an original sculpture proposed by Deedee Morrison of Birmingham, Ala., for the public art feature at the new Forsyth County Central Library in downtown Winston-Salem. Morrison’s proposal is for a giant book on an easel. The text would be cut out of the face of the pages and the sculpture would be lit from within so that the lettering of the text would be illuminated at night and spill light into the area surrounding the sculpture. READ MORE

Book sculpture for new Forsyth County Central Library

City to Assist Residential Project on Fourth Street

The City Council has agreed to assist a residential and retail project on Fourth Street as part of a larger project that involves the old GMAC building. Grubb Properties has announced plans to build a $48 million residential and retail project on the site just south of the GMAC building, including the surface parking lot. The project will include 240 apartments and storefronts along Fourth Street. Grubb Properties has committed to making 30 percent of the units workforce housing.

The residential project will involve the removal of an existing six-story building. The city of Winston-Salem will assist with the cost of removing the building by returning 75 percent of the annual new taxes paid on the residential project for a period of 10 years. In tandem with this project, local businessman Don Flow will buy the GMAC building to relocate all Flow Companies corporate services that are currently housed in locations throughout North Carolina and Virginia. The city is not assisting with the GMAC portion of the project. READ MORE

Former GMAC building

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Garbage, recycling, yard-waste cart collection changes for holiday weeks

City Edition 2017 

For more information about these stories, or to report problem or request services, call CityLink at 336-727-8000 or 311 in Winston-Salem.

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Vivian H. Burke, Mayor Pro Tempore
Denise D. Adams
Dan Besse
Robert C. Clark
John C. Larson
Jeff MacIntosh
Derwin L. Montgomery
James Taylor, Jr.

City Manager
Lee D. Garrity

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