Wake Forest to Demolish Buildings in Deacon Boulevard Area
August 10, 2010
Winston-Salem, N.C. —
Wake Forest University is preparing to demolish several buildings on University Parkway and Deacon Boulevard as part of its long-term plan to redevelop the area.
Two buildings that once housed restaurants at 3001 University Parkway and 612 Deacon Boulevard and the former Shell gas station at 3009 University Parkway will be razed. Other buildings may be added pending the outcome of condition assessments.
Demolition is anticipated to start next week.
All are in an area where Wake Forest envisions a multi-use development. Ultimately, the university sees the project as offering Wake Forest students, college students from other schools, the local community and visitors a mix of retail shops, restaurants, entertainment and possibly residential and office venues, catering to a variety of interests and needs.
Wake Forest already has several facilities on Deacon Boulevard, including BB&T Field, Wake Forest Baseball Park and the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials.
The project remains in an active planning stage. University officials anticipate awaiting an improved economy before launching new construction.