Heritage Harbor in Ottawa is expanding its housing options.
Pinnacle Pointe is the latest neighborhood in the growing resort community and will feature 23 lots for owners to build custom homes either along the Illinois River or harbor.
Construction vehicles were at work Monday morning when Mayor Dan Aussem and Commissioner Tom Ganiere took a brief tour of the area and cut the ribbon on the latest development.
Tammy Barry, vice president of sales at Heritage Harbor, was on hand to give a presentation of the new lots on the East Peninsula of Heritage Harbor, which overlook the harbor or river depending on location.
"The thing that makes this special is it's our more premier views in the community," Barry said.
The lots range from $200,000 to $350,000 and include six estate, seven riverview and 10 harbor view homesites. Owners then build the homes, with Barry estimating additional development costs of around $500,000 to $1 million. They can also hire an architect to help design the home or use one of Heritage Harbor's ready-to-build floor plans.
Each site can accommodate a two-car garage and a nine-foot walkout basement.
The sites are complemented by a neighborhood pool, clubhouse and other Heritage Harbor-associated amenities.
Heritage Harbor already has more than two dozen year-round residents, but Barry notes this new development will specifically be marketed to those looking for a lengthier stay at the harbor.
"We envision people will start to build their full-time living houses or they will build some type of large reunion house for their family as they age," Barry said.
Heritage Harbor is currently described by Barry as "strollers to walkers" to detail the diverse community but the Pinnacle Pointe neighborhood is targeted toward those ages 55 and older with a higher income demographic. The area already has a number of adult activities to spark a healthy lifestyle.
The new lots were soft launched three weeks ago to those already living at Heritage Harbor, and two reservations have already been secured. These are individuals looking to relocate to Ottawa year-round from the suburbs.
It's Barry's hope that they'll have three more reservations by September.