CONAGRA Request for Qualifications and Preliminary Development Proposals (issued May 6, 2021; responses due June 21, 2021)
The City of Huron has several beautiful properties that are available for development. It is a great lake place!
The City of Huron has placed significant emphasis on the development of the ConAgra and Showboat sites, both prime waterfront locations. The Huron Corporate Park, located in the southwest quadrant of the community, provides access to key transportation infrastructure and both competitive land and utility prices.
For an interactive tour of these sites, please take our virtual tour.
In 2006, the City worked collaboratively with Corporate ConAgra Foods and the State of Ohio to acquire the ConAgra facility in Huron. The State of Ohio retained ownership of the southern 10 acres and built a state of the art public boat launch. The City became sole owner of the northern 10 acres, and was successful in receiving additional grant funds for the remediation of the site. The parcel is a key piece of Huron’s waterfront.
The ConAgra site is:
- An 11-acre site
- A waterfront property
- Available for mixed-use
- In the heart of the $1.6 billion Erie County tourism industry
Below are two proposed options for the development of the ConAgra site.
The Showboat site, home to the former Showboat Restaurant, is now a city-owned property at the heart of the downtown corridor. After the City acquired the property, it completed a $900,000 remediation project, which included reestablishing the shore wall and installing an 8’ wide concrete perimeter walking path.
The site is located in the most scenic site in Huron, in direct proxmity to the North Main Pier, newly revamped Main Street, and Huron Boat Basin and Amphitheatre nearby. Many Huron residents are also excited about restoring the site to its former glory, including the owner of the old Show Boat Restaurant, which was located on the property.
Below are two proposed options for the development of the Showboat site.
Huron Corporate Park
The Huron Corporate Park is located on Rye Beach Road, west of the City limits and across from the BGSU Firelands Campus. At the midpoint of the active corridor between Cleveland and Toledo, the park provides immediate access to Interstates 80 and 90, Route 2 and Route 6, as well as the main railway that runs between Chicago and New York.
The Corporate Park is:
- 55 acres (parcel size negotiable)
- Zoned for industrial use
- Ready to connect to utilities
- In a highly accessible area
To view a map of available parcels, click here.
Details about the park's amenities are below.
Electric: Municipal Electric or Ohio Edison/First Energy.
Gas: Columbia Gas of Ohio, 4 inch main, 20+ PSI 1,220 feet away.
Water: City of Huron at site, 12 inch main, 55 PSI. Source is Lake Erie, treatment capacity is 3.4 MGD, and normal usage is 1.4 MGD.
Sanitary Sewer: Erie County, 12 inch main at site. Huron Basin Facility treatment capacity is 2 MGD; present ADF is 832,000 gallons per day. Sawmill Facility treatment capacity is 1.2 MGD; present ADF is 500,000 gallons per day.
Telecommunications: Verizon / digital or Buckeye Tele Systems / cable TV, Internet access and telephone.
Storm Sewer: Curbed streets with catch basins; collection basins run into meandering stream to carry storm water to Lake Erie.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is asily accessible, 45 miles to the east, provides excellent jet passenger and freight service.
Griffing Airport in Sandusky, 5 miles west, can accommodate most executive aircraft.
Trucking: Six trucking terminals serve the City of Huron with fourteen motor freight companies franchised in the area.
Rail: Considered a mainline point, Huron is serviced by Norfolk Southern and other connections.
Interstate 80 and 90: 6 miles.
State Route 6: 1 mile.
State Route 250: 5 miles.
State Route 2: .2 miles. Good network of highways supplements the well-developed water and rail transportation facilities. These include State Routes 2, 6, 13 and 250, the Ohio Turnpike (Interstate 80 / 90) is located 6 miles southwest of town. Huron is equidistant from north / south Interstates 71 and 75.