Developers break ground for condo project in Williamstown

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WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (WTAP) - After 10 years and a $45 million investment, developers finally broke ground on a new housing development in Williamstown on Wednesday.

Harbor Point Development, which covers more than 90 acres next to the Ohio River, will become luxury waterfront condominiums, with an inner protected harbor. The inner harbor is man-made and will hold up to 60 vessels that are a maximum of 60-feet long.

Wednesday’s ceremony featured short speeches from the developer and several local officials. Mayor Jean Ford of Williamstown even got to officially break ground using an excavator.

“This has been going on for several years and now to know they’re actually building a model for people to see, and I’m sure they’ll be sold right away," Ford said. "It’s going to be beautiful, fantastic, we’re so excited over this addition.”

Developer Mark Mondo said individual units will start at around $420,000, though that price may vary.

“There’s several different styles and different grades of finishes and that sort of thing,” he said.

Mondo said he thinks retired people who are downsizing will be attracted to the new condos, but he said the development is open to everyone.

"A lot of younger families have shown a lot of interest, too," he said.