MARQUETTE — A ribbon cutting was held today for a renovated building that has been vacant since 1981. The Grandview Marquette played host to free tours to the public today, as the once vacant building was renovated into an apartment complex for income–based housing. The building was the Holy Family Orphanage from 1915 to 1981.

“This is a beautiful place. It is really beautiful. And I don’t know how many of you people had seen it when it was not this nice, but it was…I think you all knew how bad it was. They did a great job here,” said Marquette Mayor Dave Campana.

The tours gave Marquette residents a fist hand look at what people could live in. The $16 million renovation is expected to be completed in the next few weeks, allowing tenants to move in December first.