A Lebanon County housing development is now in the hands of a midstate builder.
The Heritage Run development in North Cornwall Township will hold a ribbon cutting on June 12 to mark the change in ownership, as Bill and Nancy Smeltzer of Lebanon County bought the development and designated it as a 55-plus community.
The development is between Creekside Drive and Snitz Creek Park.
Nancy Smeltzer, a 35-year real estate agent at Re/Max of Lebanon County, said she and her husband bought the development for $1.96 million in December. There are 11 homes built with 88 lots remaining, she said, with full build-out planned in about five years.
Bill Smeltzer is the owner of Woodland Contractors Inc. of North Lebanon Township. The company will build the homes at the development.
The couple also owns the Strathford Meadows development in South Lebanon Township.
Nancy Smeltzer said the couple bought the development from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, which also had planned a development there. Bill Smeltzer was an original builder at the development.
“For whatever reason, it never got off the ground,” she said. “But we believe in that location. It’s got public transportation, it’s very close to shopping, and it’s still a country setting. It’s such a great place.”