Welcome to Heritage Harbor, a master-planned resort community built around a beautiful marina on the Illinois Waterway in Ottawa. 

Heritage Harbor is easily accessible from Chicago and Chicago suburbs and offers a unique resort lifestyle without traveling long driving distances or heavily congested interstates.

Heritage Harbor

Features & Ameneties

  • Just 60 Minutes from Suburban Chicago 

  • Four State Parks within 15 Minutes 

  • Access to 62 mile I & M Canal 

  • Historic Downtown Ottawa 

  • 152 Boat-Slip Marina 

  • 32 Acre Harbor 

  • Club Houses 

  • Swimming Pools 

  • Harbor and River Walks 

  • Waterfront Restaurant  

  • On-site Real Estate Agency 

  • On-Site Vacation Rental Management  

  • Marina Office 

  • Maintenance Program 

  • Adventure Experiences Nearby 

  • OSF Medical Facilities

  • City Water and Sewer 

  • Ottawa Fire and Rescue 

  • Ottawa Police

Heritage Harbor

Construction Activity



  • 40+ developed home lots; Developable land for 400+ home units
  • Developable land for multi-family and mixed-use commercial
  • Located within the City of Ottawa, with city water and sewer
  • Over $50 million spent to date for acquisition, development, permitting, infrastructure, and amenities
  • Sites are located within an Enterprise Zone, allowing for sales tax exemption on building materials
  • Close to Starved Rock State Park and I&M Canal bike trail
  • Onsite sales office open and staffed 7 days a week
  • Ready-to-build architectural plans
  • Only 90 minutes from Chicago
  • Healthcare within 5 minutes

In the heart of

Starved Rock Country

Heritage Harbor is growing in phases over the next several years, and development opportunities include shovel-ready lots with attractive pricing and incentives. Single-family, townhome, and multi-family sites are available.

Heritage Harbor has a trusted builder relationship with the City of Ottawa and strong subcontractor network. Existing on-site amenities include a restaurant, walking path, 32-acre marina, watercraft rentals, dog park, white sand beach, outdoor swimming pools, and year-round events. Resort operations include professional landscaping and maintenance. Flexible but practical resort declarations protect your investment while allowing flexibility in design and personalities. Proposed amenities include a yacht club with upgraded showers, a lounge, laundry, pickle ball and bocce ball courts. Current amenities include pools, on site restaurants, 5K walkway, sand beach, and others.


Less than 90 minutes

From Chicago

Heritage Harbor

Land Plan

Commercial Opportunities
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Managed Rental Properties

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