Downtown Development Authority announces facade grants

MARQUETTE — Local businesses in the Downtown Marquette area will be getting some upgrades in the coming months.

 

 

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority (MDDA) recently awarded $323,000 in grant funds to 10 property owners throughout the downtown Marquette area.

The Downtown Facade Improvement Grant program helps the owners make exterior improvements to their building.

The program will impact the economic growth and revitalization of the downtown community.

A few of the properties receiving the grants include the Preserve MQT, Third Base Bar and Third Street Bagel.

“We’ll actually start seeing project start right away. We have some starting already this week and extending into the summer and maybe into the fall, depending on the construction season. We do have a relatively short construction season here. It’ll be exciting to see the transformation of these properties in the coming months” said MDDA Assistant Director, Rebecca Salmon.

The funding was received through a one-time grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and their Facade Restoration Initiative pilot program.

A total of 52 communities applied for the grant funding and Marquette was chosen as one of three communities to receive it.

The properties that received the funding are below:

  • Be Kind LLC
  • Breakers Roadhouse
  • Great Northern Title & Abstract
  • Pemble Properties
  • The Preserve MQT
  • Superior Hearing Aid Center, Inc.D
  • Symbios LLC
  • Third Base Bar
  • Third Street Bagel
  • Veridea Group LLC