Coming Soon - Union Street Food Hall + Downtown 2nd Floor Living at 117 East Union Street
The Morganton Main Street Program has worked since 1996 to bring about the renovations of the Historic Burke County Courthouse Square. It has been acknowledged and recommended in two downtown Masterplans, in 1997 and 2018, as a priority for the community. Finally, in 2020, the Mayor and City Council unanimously and enthusiastically awarded the contract for the project to Wilkie Construction, and made the loan request for the renovation of the Historic Burke County Courthouse Grounds. When completed, the citizens of Morganton and Burke County will have an amphitheater, all new sidewalks and steps, improved landscaping and a much-needed repaired historic stone wall — all of which should stand strong for at least another 50 years. It is the Main Street Program’s hope that when completed, the renovations will honor the stature of the Historic Courthouse, modernize the infrastructure, pay homage to the great women who saw to it that a stone wall of substance surrounded the grounds, and be a welcoming symbol of our community by continuing its heritage of being “The Place” to gather for our citizens and visitors.
Renovations to the Historic Burke County Courthouse Square began the week of September 14, as contractors completed demolition of the Jailhouse Gallery.
In order for contractors to work freely, and to keep citizens safe when they are near the construction site, a fence has been placed around the entirety of the Courthouse Square. The fence will remain in place for the duration of the project, which is expected to be complete by summer 2021.
The renovations to the Courthouse Square will see the construction of a new amphitheater, common area, and green space on the southern end of the property that everyone will be able to enjoy. As part of these renovations, the stone wall surrounding the square is being restored.
Currently, the original stones are being removed from a portion of the wall that borders North Green Street. These stones are being kept, and once structural improvements are made, the wall will be rebuilt using the original stones.
This page on our website is dedicated to updating the citizens of Morganton and Burke County on the project as it progresses. It is scheduled to be a 9 month project, with the goal to have an opening celebration in July 2021! So stay tuned, and watch for monthly updates on this page. Be sure to take a look at the renderings below that show how it all will look upon completion, and don’t miss the time lapse shots and live stream of the work as it progresses.
Last updated: September 17, 2020
Available Apartment: Downtown apartment available for rent located on the upper level of downtown building in the heart of Morganton. Apartment B. Spectacular and spacious, this newly renovated 2 bed/bath apartment is located in the heart of downtown Morganton and includes a newly constructed deck with beautiful mountain views. The master bathroom features a walk-in closet and a jacuzzi. The apartment has high ceilings and boasts a huge kitchen/living room that includes a gas fireplace, skylights, and a separate office space. In addition, all appliances are new, stainless steel as well as a stacked washer/dryer. $1,795/month. 2,500 square feet.
For more information and to check availability, call 954-695-1886
FOR RENT: Office space available at 407 East Union Street. Suite C offers 510square feet of space. Perfect for a small business.
$600/month - includes water. Parking available in the front.
Call Dennis Whisnant at 828-437-0704
FOR SALE: Here is your opportunity to own a piece of downtown Morganton! This building at 406 S. Green Street would be a fantastic spot for office use, a retail boutique, a spa or massage parlor, or yoga studio! Buyer could add a small kitchen to create an amazing coffee shop, tea house, sandwich shop or creperie! The building layout is designed around a centrally located 4-faced fireplace, and this property would make an adorable in-town rental with the addition of a kitchen.
Sellars have updated electrical system and plumbing. New bathroom fixtures, lighting and other electrical features will be finished shortly after listing date.
Listing Price: Reduced! $127,900
For Sale: Great Commercial Opportunity for your business located in Downtown Morganton. Currently being used as Law Office. Featuring two offices, conference room, large waiting area, common area and bathroom. Access from front and rear of building. Parking Area in Back and also Street Parking in front. Corner Office Ready to Move into. 1200 square feet. Handicap Accessible.
List Price: $170,000
FOR SALE OR LEASE: Former attorney offic building for sale or lease in downtown Morganton. Building includes alcove, receptionist office, two small conference rooms, break area, three large offices with wood floors and ceiling fans. Building is wired for computer network and phone system. Includes three half-baths and one full bath. Large upstairs attic/storage area. Parking in front with ramp.
3850 Square Feet. Price: $220,000
Call Cecil Saunders at 828-430-9548
FOR RENT: 4 offices with Reception.
Contact Gresham Orrison with Hunting Creek Associates at 828-443-5225 or 828-433-8369
FOR RENT: Upstairs offices - 2520 square feet.
Front (Suite A) and Back (Suite B) office suites available. Suite A includes 7 rooms and 2 restrooms and Suite B includes 3 rooms and 2 restrooms. Prices range from $450-$750/month, utilities not included. Rent is negotiable
(Street & Public Parking areas adjacent)