Ground expected to be broken this fall on Harbor Point Condominiums

Photo by Madeline Scarborough Mark Mondo, president of Mondo Building & Excavating, speaks to attendees about the Harbor Point Condominiums update on Thursday.

WILLIAMSTOWN — Organizers Thursday announced the new Harbor Point development along the Ohio River on West Virginia 14 in Williamstown.

About 130 local business and community leaders attended the announcement and update on the Harbor Point Condominiums from Developer Mark Mondo, president of Mondo Building and Excavating. Ground will be broken this fall, he said.

Plans for the Harbor Point Condominiums include 18 townhomes and four mid-rise flats buildings with a total of 24 units ranging in size from 1,800 to 2,700 square feet of living space. The condominiums will include multi-floor living townhouses and inspired single-floor living flat buildings, floor-to-ceiling windows, contemporary open floor spaces, decks and expansive terraces, fireplaces, natural stone countertops, premium exterior and interior finishes, optional elevators and controlled private parking.

All of the units will have a combination of river and harbor views. At the heart of the development is a private, man-made harbor featuring floating concrete docks that can accommodate up to 60 vessels with a maximum vessel length up to 60 feet, according to Mondo.

Mondo said he had been searching for many years for the perfect spot to build a protected inner harbor marina with access to the Ohio River.

Photo by Madeline Scarborough The completed harbor from the handicap accessible dock ramp.

“The first time I saw this property, I knew it had great potential,” said Mondo.

The plans for the project were originally developed by Mondo 10 years ago.

“With the acreage in close proximity to Williamstown, Parkersburg and Marietta and nearby restaurants and attractions, the value in developing this land was clear to me,” said Mondo.

“Eight years ago we didn’t see the vision, but you promised commitment,” Wood County Commission President Blair Couch said. “We are all here because we know the quality of the people we are working with.”

Couch said the condominiums will be a great addition to the community.

Photo Provided An artist’s rendering of the Harbor Point project in Wood County.

“This is proof of Williamstown and Wood County’s growth,” he said.

Williamstown Mayor Jean Ford thanked Mondo for the investment in Williamstown.

“This will strengthen the economy with construction and jobs as well as future new residents, as well as add beauty to our city,” Ford said.

According to John Anderson, business development manager for Mondo Building & Excavating, the company wants to add restaurants to Harbor Point.

“We designed Harbor Point development with the goal to create a living and working community that would be one of a kind for this region,” said Mondo.

“Today, after 10 years, I am excited to say that we are making that dream a reality,” he said.

The utility infrastructure for the development has been ongoing for the past five years and is nearly complete. So far, according to Mondo, Williamstown municipal sewer and water lines have been installed, the stormwater systems are nearly complete, base course aggregate has been installed for many of the roads and the natural gas and electrical infrastructure are in place.

Madeline Scarborough can be contacted at mscarborough@newsandsentinel.com.