A new residential development is coming soon to Fort Myers, FL. Overseen by Habitat for Humanity, the $1.8 million complex broke ground in the second quarter of 2020. The development will comprise 150 single and multi-family homes. The community has been dubbed “Heritage Heights.”
The houses run anywhere from three to four bedrooms, ranging from 1,200 square feet to 1,500 square feet. Some of the homes will be two stories above grade, while others will be a single story. In total, there will be 111,111 square feet of new construction.
For the housing development, the goal is to provide “social cohesion and community building.” To advance this goal, the houses are built in a community on roads constructed by volunteers.
The complex rests on 24 acres of land, featuring a community lake named “Lago de la Herencia.” In Spanish, this translates literally into “Inheritance Lake.” Its goal is to provide communal space for residents. Additional amenities include a basketball court, children’s playground, and barbeque pits.
Per Habitat for Humanity’s website, 12 families moved into the development in early 2021. The remaining families will begin moving in as the year progresses.
Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that strives to provide affordable housing to those in need. The houses are sold at market value with no interest mortgage or down payments. They are constructed with the help of volunteers and future residents.
The development is located “between Gladiolus Drive and Summerlin Road in the Harlem Heights area of south Fort Myers.” It is located in Lee County, FL.