St. Clair County, MI — The St. Clair County Economic Development Alliance may be moving to a shiny new building if everything goes as planned. The EDA has published a request for proposals for architectural services to get started on designing a new headquarters in downtown Port Huron. They are hoping to move the process along and get a recommendation to the EDA Board of Directors on June 15.
The EDA is currently housed in the Municipal Office Center on the riverfront in Port Huron. The new building is intended to be built at 1712 Military Street. An empty home sits on the property now and would be razed to make room for a parking lot, three story building, and outdoor seating area, according to the proposal.
With an estimated price tag of $2.7 million for entire project, the EDA plans to take advantage of funds available from the CARES Grant Act. The building could be up to 14,000 square feet, containing EDA offices, a business service center with a training room, and an “incubator” area for startup and second stage companies. A rooftop patio and social spaces are also in the plans.
A conceptual plan and more information can be found at the EDA’s website, edascc.com.
Reporting for WGRT- Jennie McClelland