MARQUETTE, MI-- Marquette is one of three communities in the state to receive a façade restoration grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Officials will award the $300,000 grant to the Downtown Development Authority Friday.
The Façade Restoration Initiative provides matching funds of up to 50 percent of façade restoration costs to DDAs, Main Street organizations, principal shopping districts, or local authorities.
Marquette DDA Executive Director Mona Lang says the funds will help with improvements to targeted properties. She says it will make a continuing positive impact on the downtown area.