Winston-Salem tries to help residents of Westside Apartments

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Things got heated between residents of a Winston-Salem apartment complex and some city officials on Thursday.

Nearly 75 families living on fixed incomes at Westside Apartments will have to find a new place to live. The families have to move because the private owner has sold it to a developer who plans to tear down the complex.

Vision Development of Greensboro wants to build two seven-story buildings, with 166 apartments that will include a clubhouse, pool and other amenities inside a gated community.

The property near Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will be marketed toward medical students and doctors. 

The city is trying to help those affected with the move.

Those who attended the meeting on Thursday were given information packets with information about various city and charitable organizations.

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