Community Foundation to support Art Van rehab project

A local foundation is committing funds to help bring a downtown Port Huron renovation project to fruition. The Community Foundation of St. Clair County says they will pledge up to $350,000 dollars in funding to the Wrigley Center project at the former Art Van building downtown. Dr. Randa Jundi-Samman, board chairwoman, says it’s not the first time they’ve involved themselves with economic development. “When we see how imortant it (Wrigley Center) is and how valuable it is to the whole county… it is definitely worth it, or at least our board felt that way,” Samman told WPHM. Plans for the project call for a public events space that could play host to the Port Huron Farmers Market on the main floor with several dozen condos above .Developers Larry Jones and Brent announced plans to purchase the building form the county for $350,000 earlier this year.

December 8 Randa Jundi-Samman