LANSING, Mich., April 26, 2023 — The Michigan Strategic Fund approved nearly $4 million in funding to support blight remediation in Marquette. The funding will go toward the demolition of buildings at the site of the former Marquette General Hospital, as well as lead, asbestos and mold abatement. The project is expected to spur economic activity, including a possible $166 million mixed-use development, featuring a wide range of housing, retail, and commercial space, and greenspace and pedestrian corridors to better connect the development and surrounding neighborhoods to Northern Michigan University’s campus. State Rep. Jenn Hill (D-Marquette) issued the following statement on the funding:

“The state has recognized that the Upper Peninsula is well-worth bold, strategic investment. When money flows from Lansing to the U.P., we all win. I will continue to work toward leveraging state funds for the future success of our communities.”