MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - In a new video that dropped Tuesday on YouTube, the city of Marquette was recognized for their efforts in improving Founders Landing. The video comes from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.
It highlights how Marquette city leaders used brownfield projects to help encourage development along Lake Superior, all while preserving as much public space as possible.
"Brownfields add a lot of incentive, they add incentive to the developer because they can use their own tax money for environmental reclamation or environmental improvements, they can use if for infrastructure, they can use it for stormwater," said Marquette City Manager, Mike Angeli. "They can use it for a lot of different things as incentive for actually coming here, coming to Marquette and coming to this location and building."
Angeli also talked about what's next for the Founders Landing area. He says they're working on making public piers and docks where the old pylons are.