Port Huron area projects to watch in 2020

When complete, the hotel will feature 82 guest rooms.
As we ring in 2020, we've got our eye on a few projects that will be making strides in the next year. Here are a few to watch.

Downtown Port Huron grocery store

Steve Fernandez and Michele Jones are making big investments in the Port Huron area, including the development of a Port Huron's planned new grocery store will be very similar to CountryStyle Marketplace.grocery store downtown. Work is underway at the Huron Avenue site, and shoppers are anxious to begin utilizing the planned boutique grocery.  The duo currently owns Country Style Marketplace in Fort Gratiot and hopes to pattern the new store after it.

Hotel Harrington
As the St. Clair Inn opens its doors, attention will now be turning to the Hotel Harrington in downtown Port Huron. Investor Jeff Katofsky Work to restore the Hotel Harrington is underway.considers the site a sister to the boutique hotel in St. Clair. Following a $10 million renovation, the Hotel Harrington is expected to feature 82 rooms, a restaurant on the first floor, a speakeasy bar in the basement, and a rooftop bar.

Port Huron Skate Park: 
Thanks to generous donors and grants matching fundraising dollars, the city of Port Huron will be building a new skate park at Optimist Park. The park is expected to feature a bowl with transitions and ramps, a Street section that has ledges, stairs and rails, as well as a potential pump track. It will also be skateboard, scooter, BMX, and rollerblade/skate friendly. Construction is expected to begin this summer.

Redevelopment at the former DTE site
Now that the Marysville property is owned by investor Jeff Katofsky, plenty of ideas are floating around as to what this site Big ideas are in store for property that was once home to a DTE plant in Marysville.could become. The 30-acre site sits half-way between Katofsky's two other properties, the St. Clair Inn and the Hotel Harrington. Current ideas include a marina, public riverfront boardwalk, residential and retail uses as well as waterfront restaurants. 

Continued downtown growth
Communities like downtown Port Huron have been seeing the addition of new small businesses, like District 43 shoe store, Patrick and James men's clothing and MI Passion boutique to name a few.  Algonac saw a Anita Varty prepares for the first glimpse of her shop, MI Passion.new drum store, as well as a coffee shop. St. Clair saw the addition of places like Tru Blue Boutique, Roman's Etc. and the Anchor Pointe Bistro. As we ring in the new year, we'll be looking for more thriving entrepreneurs to open up shop.