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Huntington Place provides visitors with American Disability Act (ADA) compliant accessibility. Parking spaces for the disabled using both regular vehicles and vans are available in all Huntington Place parking lots, and the facility is accessible from all parking lot entrances. Wheelchairs may be requested at the concourse Information Desk (upon availability.)
The north side of Huntington Place is accessible from the street with elevator access off of Congress St. near the parking garage. The south side of the venue can be accessed from the street level entrance at the Washington Blvd. turnabout and Jefferson Ave. The atrium entrance off of Atwater Street is also accessible at street level.
In accordance with the ADA, service animals may accompany disabled or physically challenged persons in Huntington Place with approval. The paperwork needed for approval is: copies of vaccination certificate, health certificate, municipal licensee/certificate. Consult your event manager for obtaining approval.
Anchoring or drilling the floor or walls is not permitted. Any damage will incur cost.
No persons under the age of sixteen (16) are permitted in the Hall at any time during all move in, event, and move out days.
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Huntington Place does not have a warehousing facility and cannot accept advance freight shipments. Freight must be consigned to Shepard Exposition Services either through advanced to warehouse or direct to site.
All personally owned vehicles (POVs) at the loading dock must use the designated dock area. View cartload service rates for applicable dock unloading fees.
Exhibitors may also park in the Huntington Place roof deck parking lot and transport items (hand carry or by using 2 wheel luggage carts or rolling in pop-up booth crates with built-in wheels) to and from their booths via elevators to Level 2, Exhibit Hall B. Material handling equipment is not available and must be provided by each Exhibitor.
General exhibit hall floor loading is 300 pounds per square foot (or an HS20 Highway Loading); specific floor areas have a reduced capacity of 220 pounds per square foot. Loading well in excess of 300 pounds per square foot can be accommodated depending on location, physical dimensions, and adjoining loading.
Loading in excess of 300 pounds per square foot must receive approval by Huntington Place. The approval process requires plans of equipment or display footprint showing weight distribution per square foot and size of base plate (if being used). The plan must be signed and stamped by a State of Michigan Registered Professional Engineer. In some cases, it may be necessary to also show adjoining exhibit floor loading on this plan. Request for approval of excess loading must be submitted to Huntington Place sixty (60) days prior to the first move-in day.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness, however, it is against Huntington Place and SMG policy for any employee to personally accept gratuities or gifts of significant value from a licensee.
All lost and found articles are logged and placed in our Security Office. We attempt to identify the owner and return all articles. To inquire about lost items, go to the Information Desk located on the concourse. Events that choose to have their own lost and found must turn in all unclaimed items to Huntington Place Security at the end of each day.
Exhibitors, please use the Huntington Place Roof Deck Parking located at the corner of Congress and Third Streets on the roof of the venue. It features 1,200 uncovered parking spaces and provides easy access to both Huntington Place. The Huntington Place Roof Deck is open Monday-Friday from 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM; hours will vary for weekends and events. If you prefer reserved group parking, arrangements must be made in advance by calling at 313-259-3540.
As required by the state law, Huntington Place is a non-smoking facility. Outdoor smoking near the facility is prohibited within 25 feet of doors, windows and open air-intakes. This policy is strictly enforced.
No decorations or signs shall be placed or attached on building walls and ceilings by nails, tacks, screws, wire or adhesive tape without approval of Huntington Place. Signs in the concourse and other public areas must be event-specific, relating directly to the event. Advertising/sponsor signs are not allowed in the concourse or other public areas of Huntington Place. Exhibitor signs are restricted to the exhibit area.
Smoking is not permitted in any meeting room or public area. Huntington Place is a non-smoking facility and smoking is prohibited in the exhibition halls, ballrooms, meeting rooms, restrooms, and pre-function areas of Huntington Place.
Distribution of stickers is prohibited. Use of helium balloons must be approved by Huntington Place. A fee will be assessed to retrieve balloons from the ceiling.
All toxic and hazardous materials, gases, liquids or solids, are and remain the property of the show or the exhibitor bringing such materials onto
property. Use of these materials may require additional insurance coverage.
At least 45 days in advance of event move-in, the Event Services Manager must be advised of toxic and hazardous materials being brought to the building. Information needed is: Chemical name of material, trade name of material, hazardous component, flammability, date of arrival, place of storage, how contained, size and number of containers, exhibitor name and booth number, description of use, date of removal, how and by whom to be removed, contact person at supplying company, contact person at Huntington Place. A data sheet is to be in each booth and given to Fire Marshal for each material.
Above information will be reviewed by building staff, the Fire Marshal, and other regulatory agencies. Any specific instructions on storage, use, disposal or removal must be followed.
Toxic or hazardous materials are subject to immediate removal from premises if required information is not received or instructions are not followed. All costs associated with safe handling of these materials are to be borne by show management.
By end of the move-out period all toxic and hazardous material must be removed from the Huntington Place premises.
Materials are not to be left behind after exhibitor(s), show management and contractor have left the premises. Responsibility for verifying actual removal of materials from the property rests with show management.
Should any materials be left and Huntington Place therefore be forced to have the materials removed, costs for such removal including containers, material testing, transportation, disposal, and any other related costs, plus a twenty-five percent (25%) nonperformance penalty charge, will be billed to show management.