New Investments in Marquette County

Private Investments

Computer generated image of what the Rosewood project will look like upon completion. Ore Dock Brewery’s Rosewood Project

The Ore Dock Brewery is expanding the facility to add a restaurant and an outdoor beer garden along with four residential units and commercial space. This project is investing $7.8 million into the community creating 6 full time positions.

computer generated image of what the Vault will look like upon completion The Vault Marquette

The Vault Marquette was awarded a grant of $4.6 million from the Real Estate Development Project Grant by the State of Michigan to begin construction on the first phase of the boutique hotel. the redevelopment will include commercial and residential units along with a 200-space public parking facility. This phase is expected to be completed by fall of 2025.

NMU’s New Health and Wellness Center

NMU will be providing a new Health and Wellness Center.
The 13,500 sq. ft. building will have dedicated parking and will be adjacent to student housing.
The center is set to be completed in the Fall of 2023.
The $6.3 million project is part of the university’s $90 million facility improvement plan.

Learn more by clicking here.

NMU’s Jacobetti Complex

The 205,000 square foot Jacobetti Complex will be reduced by 40,000 square feet.
The $28 million project is funded by the State and the university.
“For several years, we’ve been working on that, and our team put together a great proposal. The state reviewed it, eventually approved it, and funded this facility $20 million,” Hall said.
Half of the building will remain open for classes next school year, with completion expected in fall 2023.

Learn more by clicking here.

New Housing Development in the City of Negaunee

This Brownfield project was approved by the City of Negaunee in June and they plan to build 27 single-family, single units on land by Maas Street. See the preliminary plan document here or read more about it in the news!

The Customs House

The Customs House development transforms the historical building in the heart of Downtown Marquette into four thoughtfully designed, completely unique condo units. The Customs House is located just footsteps away from Historic Downtown Marquette.

Estimated completion date: Fall 2021

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marquette

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Marquette is now open and conveniently located in the center of all corporate, government and leisure attractions in Marquette, Michigan. We are near downtown Marquette, UP Health System, Northern Michigan University and a host of our region’s premier businesses. The leisure traveler will find a beautiful sandy beach just across the road from us, as well as kayaking, biking, golf, snow sports, and endless miles of hiking trails. The Marquette Bicycle Path runs right past our hotel and will easily guide you to Presque Isle Park, which is only a couple of short miles away. At the Marquette Fairfield Inn & Suites, you will enjoy our indoor pool/spa, complimentary high-speed Internet, complimentary hot breakfast each morning and legendary guest service that will make you want to return.

Investment amount – Est $12-13 million

Job creation – 25

FOX Marquette Subaru Dealership

The Fox Marquette Subaru dealership has opened and is providing their Subaru customers and their Ford customers the same great service. With the extra capacity, customers should expect shortened waiting times. FOX Marquette was careful to be a good steward of the environment throughout the project.

Investment amount – $7 million

Job creation – 15-20

TEAM Wireless

The three-unit building has been constructed on 3195 Wright St. and become home to the brand-new TEAM Wireless retail space as well as two other businesses.

Investment amount – $3.5 million

Job creation – 10 additional careers at TEAM Wireless, 30+ careers expected across all 3 units.

Union Carpenters and Millwrights Skilled Training Center

The training center was a $10 million, 35,000 square feet investment. The center is located less than one mile west of Marquette township. Not included in the overall investment, was a sizable grant from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters International Organization to fund equipment needed to complete the project in a fourteen-month time frame.

Job creation: More than one hundred and fifty tradespersons were employed on the project.

Marquette Veterinary Clinic

Marquette Veterinary Clinic was established in 1958. A new clinic has been planned for years in the making and finally opened its doors on October 15th, 2019. The clinic is bigger with a better workflow for clients and staff, a separate cat waiting room, more exam rooms, a bigger lab/pharmacy, a larger surgery suite, and a treatment area. In the last year, the Marquette Veterinary Clinic has hired an associate veterinarian and a licensed veterinary technician.

Architect: Ken Czapski.

Construction companies: Closner Construction, with local subcontractors including JP Electric, Skandia Truss, Dressler Mechanical, and Upper Hand Window Company.

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UP Health System-Marquette
Officially opened on June 2, 2019, UPHS- Marquette was a $300 million investment with 256 beds. For more information click here.

One Marquette Place
The building includes a parking structure with high-end apartments, a café, and some office space. Their investment in the community is $15 million. To find out more, click here.
Holiday Inn- Marquette
The last phase of the Holiday Inn- Marquette renovation is complete. This phase consisted of remodeling the last part of the hotel tower, the dining room, the pool room, and installing a new bar in the dining room. The project that started in September of 2017 was completed by 2019.
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Liberty Way
The Veridea Group
Tenants: Upper Peninsula Health Plan, mBank, Staybridge Suites, Myefski Architects, The Veridea Group
Washington & Lincoln Intersection, City of Marquette
Phased construction of three buildings containing 130,000 sq. ft.
150+ construction jobs, 100+ permanent full-time jobs added
Total Investment: $30 million

Ojibwa Casino Marquette
Total casino interior & exterior property renovation. Up 50+ New Jobs created in addition to existing staff positions.Includes the Following New Additions:
• A 76 Room Hotel & Spa,  1,200 Seat Entertainment Venue, two Signature Restaurants, Convention Center, New Players Club w/ Expanded Guest Services/Benefits & VIP Room, Bar & Lounge w/ Live Music Stage, Almost Double the Gaming Machines, Expanded Parking Spaces, & Exterior Landscaping & Lighting
$36+ Million investment
Completed in December of 2019
miller-bradford_ Miller-Bradford & Risberg, Inc.
New 11,000 square foot facility
Negaunee Township
$1,500,000 investment

New Public Investments in Marquette County

University Center
The project will include a student-centered core on the first floor, with a relocated Center for Student Enrichment, smaller bookstore and new student activity zone with a pub-style atmosphere. The second floor will feature a 12,000 square-foot ballroom/conference space and reconfigured Great Lakes Rooms.
Investment: $20 million
Completion: Scheduled for Summer 2019
Jacobetti Center
The rebuild project of the Jacobetti Center  will feature more than 40 specialized laboratories and classrooms for education in skilled trades.
Investment: $28.6 million
The state will invest $20.1 million into this public-private partnership.
Marquette Energy Center
Construction Jobs: 125 plus
Investment: $65 million
Marquette County Jail
Focused on safety, security and bringing the building up to code.
Investment: $1.6 million renovation
marq_tran_transfer_station Marquette County Transit Authority
Downtown Transfer Station
Investment: $1.2 million
iron_ore Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority
Iron Ore Heritage Trail
DNR Trust Fund Grant: $400,000
MDOT TE Grant: $777,000
City Hall Renovation & Waster Water Treatment Plant Generator Project
Gundlach Champion, Inc. is working on Phase 3 completing the hallway floor tile and ceiling tile in an occupied City Hall.The Waste Water Treatment Plant generators were delivered and set in place in August. In mid-October, the gas conditioning equipment and gas storage tanks arrived on site. Johnson Controls will now begin the commissioning process.