City reacts to UPHS – Marquette property acquisition

UP Health System - Marquette DLP

MARQUETTE — Last week, UPHS Marquette and the Veridea Group announced the developer’s intent to acquire the current hospital land.

Veridea has said that redevelopment plans for the site will incorporate reuse of several existing buildings, demolition of unusable facilities, and construction of new spaces. Closing on the transaction is scheduled to occur in the summer of 2019, following the relocation of UP Health System – Marquette to its newly constructed downtown campus.

Marquette City Manager, Mike Angeli, says he believes Veridea’s purchase will be beneficial.

“There will be time for public input and review of what’s happening,” said Marquette City Manager, Mike Angeli. “The planning commission  is likely going to need to approve much of what they do, and if you have any issues or concerns, or want to know what’s going on if you happen to live in that neighborhood, those are the kind of meetings you need to attend.”

Veridea met with the City Commission Monday night to discuss some of their plans. ABC 10 will keep you updated on the final sale as more information is made available.