Ward by ward: A look at some projects in Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — City officials and council members haven’t decided what will be included in a proposed bond referendum to be put before voters this fall, but here’s a list of what’s on there now.

The dollar amounts are rounded off. An asterisk (*) denotes projects that would be included only in the larger of the two bond referendums being proposed. A change in the size of the referendum and projects included in each is still possible.

- Northwest Ward: Fire Station No. 8 renovation ($2.6 million); Hanes Park restroom, track improvements ($500,000); Old Town water sprayground ($260,000*); downtown development ($3 million).

- North Ward: District police station ($3.5 million); Public Safety Center renovation ($10 million or $20 million*); Kimberly Park improvements ($400,000); Brown and Douglas Neighborhood Center security upgrade ($350,000); Piney Grove Park tennis court improvements ($350,000); Hanes Hosiery Community Center water sprayground ($250,000); Polo Road sidewalk ($1 million).

- Northeast Ward: Beaty Public Safety Center phase 2 ($7 million); Fire Station No. 9 renovation ($420,000); Blum Park improvements ($250,000); Fairview Park renovations ($200,000); Bowen Park restroom improvements ($150,000); Russell Community Center renovations, some with public school help ($150,000); Winston Lake Golf Course renovation ($750,000); Oak Summit Park water sprayground ($260,000*).

- East Ward: Happy Hill Park renovations ($5 million); Sedge Garden Recreation Center gym ($1.3 million*); Sedge Garden water sprayground ($250,000*); Winston Lake Golf Course renovation ($750,000); Winston Lake Park renovations ($4 million); Union Station upgrade ($9.1 million or $18.3 million*).

- Southeast Ward: District police station ($1.6 million); Former quarry park development ($4 million); Old Milwaukee Park development ($2.7 million*); Salem Lake Park renovations ($4 million); Easton Park water sprayground ($250,000*); Waughtown connector greenway ($300,000).

- South Ward: Griffith Park water sprayground ($260,000*); Old Salem sidewalk improvements ($460,000).

- Southwest Ward: District police station ($2 million); Miller Park renovations ($2 million); Little Creek Park water sprayground ($260,000*).

- West Ward: Fire Station No. 7 renovation ($2 million*); District police station ($2 million); Jamison Park development ($3 million); Hathaway Park water sprayground ($260,000*); rehabilitation of concrete-base streets ($2.7 million*).

1 Comment

  • Curious

    These officials are not sure how they want to spend our money, but they are sure they must have tens of millions of our hard earned dollars to spend on projects that are not vital to our city. Do they not know how bad the economy is? Now is not the time to talk of new spending. We need to talk of cutting taxes on businesses so they will be attracted to our area.

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