By Kelli Bultena
It was an exciting day for the City of Lennox and the Lennox Area Development Corporation on Monday as an official groundbreaking was held for Countryside Acres, a new residential development by Nielson Construction.
The approximately 80 acres to be developed is adjacent to Lennox Sunshine Foods Store at 515 North Pine. Approximately 140 homes will be built in the new development.
Kelly Nielson with Nielson Construction said, “We’re excited to be out here. We come from Irene, so we can relate to the small town community. There’s definitely a demand. Lennox has a lot of potential and we want to cater to it.”
Mayor Tracy West and Sharese Ihnen with the LADC, also expressed their excitement for the project and the future of the Lennox community.
Neilson said they could have a home on the site sometime next year.