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Winston-Salem City Council approves rezoning of old YWCA site

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem City Council unanimously approved a rezoning request allowing the development of seven condominiums and 18 single-family homes at the former YWCA site on Glade Street Tuesday night.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that the council also unanimously voted to return to the City-County Planning Board a rezoning proposal from the UNC School of the Arts. The university wants to build a 45,000-square-foot warehouse by its campus.

The council voted 6-0 to approve the Glade Street project proposed by developer Bill Benton. Benton said he wants to build high-end houses and condos on a 5.6-acre site surrounded by Clover Street, Glade Street, West End Boulevard and Carolina Avenue. The new development is to be called The Glade at West End.

Council members Denise Adams and Dan Besse reportedly did not attend the council meeting.

The council approved the plan despite the opposition of three Clover Street residents who live near to the site. They said the proposed houses are too large and that the project will have a cul-de-sac, which does not fit in with the character of West End.

Read more: The Winston-Salem Journal.