MHAworks Kicks Off Construction of Metropolitan Village in Winston-Salem

Sep 29 2022

On September 22, Liberty Atlantic Group broke ground on phase I of Metropolitan Village, a mixed-use, multifamily development in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Located on a previously vacant property stretching between Fifth and Third Streets east of United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, the groundbreaking marks the first newly constructed residential building in east Winston-Salem in more than 70 years.

The $65 million project is the first major step in implementing the East End Master Plan, a city effort designed to link Winston-Salem’s lower-income neighborhoods east of U.S. 52 to Innovation Quarter, a district focused on research, business, and education in biomedical science, information technology, digital media, and clinical services.

Metropolitan Village will be completed in two separate phases with the first phase currently undergoing construction. Phase one will include the construction of 192 different housing units including one- and two-bedroom apartments, townhome-style apartments, garden-style apartments, and apartments above the mixed-use building containing several businesses and organizations including the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity’s new relocated headquarters.

The second phase will allow for additional construction of flat-style apartments and a commercial building. Plans for this phase have already been approved by the City of Winston-Salem.

United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church is carrying out the development in partnership with Liberty Atlantic. MHAworks was chosen to lead the design for this project along with Maple Engineering (MEP) and Lynch Mykins Structural Engineers.

“Metropolitan Village will serve as a symbol for the strength and perseverance of the East End community and the growth and prosperity of east Winston and the Triad,” said Jared Martinson, director of MHAworks Durham Office. “We look forward to seeing this project through construction and are excited to create opportunities for residents in Winston-Salem.”