Apartment Community Geared Towards Med Students Planned for Winston-Salem

If it gets approval for its plans Vision Development is going to build a 166 unit gated community geared towards medical students from nearby Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center on a site that currently features the 136 unit Westside Apartments:

The Vision Development project — called The Edge — will be largely dependent on successfully rezoning the land to allow for up to 26 units per acre.

Gary H. Roberts, a project planner with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning Department, said the City-County Planning Board is supportive of the rezoning request and is recommending approval at the board’s Thursday meeting.

If the rezoning is successful, construction could begin as early as the end of October, Shaffer said. Windsor Commercial is the general contractor for the project, Shaffer said, and the project could be complete by fall 2013.