MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC)- The construction of a new Marquette city park is scheduled to begin this year. Located in and around the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse property near the Maritime Museum and Coast Guard building.
During construction, the multi-use path which currently runs along the shore adjacent to the property will be reconstructed. The old coast guard road will be eliminated. While Arch Street will be extended towards the lighthouse property, providing improved ease of access to the Maritime Museum.
The City of Marquette originally gained control of the lighthouse property 2 years ago. The city commission has been planning the park since then.
“The commission about a year ago set aside 1 million dollars to make this happen,” said Mike Angeli, Marquette City Manager. “We're working to stay within that budget. I think we'll be able to do that. With the overall goal of creating a park that the entire community can enjoy.”
A Marquette City Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for January 8th to discuss further details. Public comment is welcome. Construction on the park is expected to begin early spring and be completed mid-summer. Portions of Arch Street may be shut down during construction.