New neighbor?

Microsoft Word - The Place to Shop and Dine in the Triad 4.doc

If you live anywhere around me in the southeastern part of Forsyth County, you gotta be excited about the possibility of a development called the Union Cross Towne Center. The map above gives you an idea of where exactly it will be…right behind the Food Lion where many of us shop now. Take note of the newly built interchange over 40. And if you REALLY want to see how it would look, I highly recommend checking out this link where the developer has posted a Windows Media video that gives you an idea of how it might look once it’s built. Here’s the “official” write-up:

Union Cross Town Centre will be a mixed-use development consisting of retail, restaurants, hotel and a residential component.  The 85 acre site is located in Kernersville, North Carolina, midway between Winston Salem, Greensboro and High Point in ‘The Heart of the Triad’. The site provides 3,500 feet of frontage on Interstate 40 with over 70,000 cars per day.  Five natural water features, courtyards with seating and a well landscaped streetscape will enhance the pedestrian amenities of the project. Union Cross Towne Centre will serve a market that has had an increase of 13,000+ housing units within a five mile radius of the site in less than two years. The extensive growth in this market is spurred in part by the largest Dell Computer Manufacturing facility in the world and the east coast FedEx Air Cargo Hub that will open soon.  Ancillary businesses continue to enter the market creating hundreds of new jobs. A new Center Point Interchange for the Union Cross Exit on I-40 will be constructed by NCDOT.

  • 244,000 sq. feet of retail on first level/100,000 sq. feet of apartments & office on 2nd Floor
  • Multiple Restaurants Sites/1 Hotel Site/Multi-Plex Cinema/Drug Store and Bank Site
  • Up to 200 Villas/Town Homes


Looks like a great plan…and a smartly designed development. And it definitely would not hurt my property value. But at the same time, don’t get your hopes up for seeing any of this anytime soon. I have to believe that the sinking economy will continue to push back the completion date for this project…if it’s ever built at all. But then again, that’s just my opinion. I don’t have any first-hand knowledge of the timeline. Just an educated guess on my part. If you guys know anything more than I do, drop us a comment.

What do you think?



Published in: on November 21, 2008 at 7:05 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Have you fallen off the blogging planet?

    Your viewership wants you back!

    • I’m back.

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