Annexation east of Huron to house new business park


HURON — Annexation of a 127-acre parcel of land on the east side of Huron for industrial and commercial development has been approved by the City Commission.
Its action on Monday followed approval by the Joint Planning Commission last month.
The property, located along Highway 14, east of Custer Avenue, will be home to the new Vantage Business Park being developed. The highway frontage is zoned for general commercial and the balance of the land is zoned for general industrial.
In a recent report to city commissioners, Greater Huron Development Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer David McGirr said that during the process of purchasing the land, GHDC received inquiries from three major new industries which were taking a serious look at South Dakota.
Without the new business park, opportunities such as those would simply bypass Huron, he said. It is being called a business park rather than an industrial park because of the dual zoning.
Commissioners also:
• Approved raffle requests from Huron Elks No. 444 for April 27 and the South Dakota Elks Association and South Dakota Elks Major Project Inc. for May 4.
• Appointed Colby Vlieger to the Huron Get Fit Committee.
• Approved the regular status of Clare Mendel and Tyler Pierson in solid waste department positions after completion of their probation.
• Approved the transfer of a 2-18-2019 retail on-off sale malt beverage/South Dakota farm wine license from Freedom Valu Center, to I Mart Stores LLC, 1903 Dakota Ave. S.
• Approved a 2018-2019 retail on-off sale malt beverage/South Dakota farm wine license filed by La Patrona, 101 Third St. S.E.
• Authorized the Huron Get Fit Committee to apply for grant funds through the South Dakota Department of Health.

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