Marquette City Commission takes another step towards public pier

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The City of Marquette Monday night took another step towards building a public pier at Founders Landing.

For more than two decades, the city has been looking for a way to reuse or remove wood pilings in the harbor. Monday night, the city agreed to allow GEI Consultants, the same firm who did the feasibility study on the pilings, to begin preliminary designs.

In mid-April, the city commission will once again vote on whether or not to approve those final designs and begin construction on the public pier.

“The design we're talking about is reusing the wood that is there, possibly adding to them or stabilizing them with some steel components, with an overall board walk on top of everything,” said city manager Mike Angeli.

The overall project is estimated to be around $5.5 million, with money secured through a Brownfield Plan.

If approved, they hope to begin construction in the Fall of 2019.

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