MARQUETTE, MI-- Marquette’s newest housing—and biggest renovation—project is set to open in October.
Grandview Marquette is in the refurbished Holy Family Orphanage, which sat empty and neglected since it closed in 1981.
Amy Lerlie is Executive Director of Community Action Alger Marquette. She says Grandview contains 56 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments for income-qualifying tenants. Lerlie says its location is a plus for those who will live there.
“For folks who work downtown or need to be near services that are offered in the city of Marquette, this will give them an affordable option within walking distance—a very good location for families and individuals who would benefit,” she says.
Lerlie says the $15 million Grandview project is a success in that the city was able not only to save the former orphanage building, but also repurpose it for an equally important function.
An abundance of rain this summer has slowed work on masonry, restoration, and other elements. Officials had hoped for a September opening, but that’s been pushed back to mid- to late October