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Harbor Point breaks ground for Williamstown townhouses

Williamstown Mayor Jean Ford is given the honor of using the excavator to dig the first hole for the townhouses at Harbor Point Condominiums, while Mark Mondo, project developer, assists. (Photo by Madeline Scarborough)

WILLIAMSTOWN — Harbor Point Development broke ground for the first of the waterfront townhouse condominiums Wednesday.

“We are very excited to officially begin the construction phase of the first townhouse unit,” said Mark Mondo, project developer.

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

“The first time I saw this property, I knew it had great potential,” said Mondo. The property is along the Ohio River just north of Henderson Hall.

Plans for the Harbor Point Condominiums include 30 townhomes 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.

Boards were set out at the groundbreaking showing previews of the designs for the townhouses. (Photo by Madeline Scarborough)

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.

“Over the past 10 years I have walked alongside Mark while he continued to bring his vision to life, and it has been a wonderful journey,” said Williamstown Mayor Jean Ford.

Carrie Ankrom, president and CEO of the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce, spoke at the event about the economic growth the townhouses will bring to both sides of the river.

According Mondo, they are hoping to have the first unit complete by spring and have people start moving in.

“The city has been good to work with,” said Mondo, who proceeded to thank everyone involved for their hard work and dedication to making this vision possible.

An artist’s rendering of the Harbor Point project in Wood County. (File Photo)

“We look forward to having people move in, in the upcoming months,” said Mondo.

Madeline Scarborough can be reached at mscarborough@newsandsentinel.com

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