Development set for the city of Port Huron

All green as far as the development lights go for downtown Port Huron projects. That was the word Tuesday from City Manager James Freed during a regular Downtown Development Authority meeting. He says you should start to see some physical changes at the old Sperry’s building over the next couple of weeks. It is destined to become a home for boutique movie theaters. Work on the old Michigan National Bank building is also expected to be well underway by early next month as a future City Flats Hotel will go there. D.D.A. members also discussed various enhancement ideas like adding lighting over the Avenue and brightening up some of the utility poles in the city. Freed says we may visually see some of the improvements over the next few weeks at some of the projects. Funding questions are to be asked of other cities using similar decorative items before any further action is taken. That report would likely be made in April at the Authority’s next regular meeting. Freed notes some final curb work in and around McMorran blvd can be expected soon as well, as a finish up of the intersection work at Water and Military. The MDOT project will eventually see Water Street reversed to a one-way eastbound at Military with turns allowed from both directions of Military.