Construction is underway on two apartment projects in Lenoir that will add more than 100 new apartments. Yorke Lawson and Tom Niemann, owners of Blue Bell Lenoir, are building 46 market-rate units in a former downtown textile plant once owned by apparel maker Blue Bell. Mark Morgan, owner of MC Morgan & Associates, plans a 68-unit, affordable-housing project located between Wilkesboro Boulevard and Lower Creek Drive. Both developments should be complete by the end of the year.
Two projects adding apartment units in Lenoir