WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Construction started about a month ago for the Pier 33 apartments, but the official groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday morning.
The new apartment complex will overlook the Cape Fear River, and have 286 units plus retail on the ground floor.
100 guests attended the ceremony which was followed by food, drinks and even live music.
President of Kaufman Lynn Construction Frank White says that this was more than just a ceremony, it was a celebration.
“It’s a great project, a beautiful project, even the groundbreaking and it’s really a celebration for the local community and everyone who was participatory in getting the project to this point and that’s what this is all about,” says White.
Pier 33 is projected to wrap up in about 20 to 22 months.