KS Associates assisted the City of Huron revitalize a long-neglected piece of waterfront property near the North Main Pier. The property, located at the north end of Main Street, was home to the former Showboat Restaurant, a popular tourist destination that went out of business and burned down, leaving the site vacant for nearly 40 years. In 2014, the City purchased the property and wanted to rehabilitate it for future economic development.
KS Associates’ role was to conduct an engineering investigation to evaluate existing site conditions and make recommendations for infrastructure improvements.
Following the investigation, the KS team provided design services for the site’s new infrastructure. The design called for the construction of 368 feet of steel sheet pile bulkhead along the site’s shoreline; approximately 90 feet of armor stone revetment to protect the north face of the site from northerly storms; and a 10-foot wide concrete walkway along the perimeter of the site. KS Associates also assisted the City with bidding and submitted all necessary permitting for the project.
KS also provided surveying services for the project, which included conventional surveying, 3D laser scanning, and bathymetric surveying with a sonar device connected to a GPS receiver.
The $888,533 construction contract was awarded to Huffman Equipment Rental & Contracting Inc. Construction is complete.