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Thursday, 22 August 2013 09:41

Port Huron project receives state revitalization grant

(PORT HURON) -- A former furniture store in St. Clair County will be turned into residential lofts and commercial space thanks to a Michigan Community Revitalization Program grant. State Representative Paul Muxlow of Brown City says the $217,500 performance-based grant for the renovation of the Ben's Furniture building in downtown Port Huron will help generate jobs and investment in the city. The project includes six one-bedroom lofts and five two-bedroom lofts, commercial space on the first floor, and historic repairs to the exterior of the building. The project is expected to generate a total investment of $1.1 million. The city of Port Huron has approved a Neighborhood Enterprise Zone District for the project, which will result in a 9-year tax abatement valued at $20,000.