Project for reusing pilings could see new piers in Marquette

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The City of Marquette is looking at a plan to reuse its wooden pilings at Founder's Landing.

Wednesday city staff joined the City Commission for a work session Wednesday. The proposed plan would see some form of a public use pier or piers. The cost is estimated around 5 million dollars, that money has been secured through a Brownfield plan.

City officials would like to start the project this spring or summer. They say they hope it allows for more public access to the lake.

"What we'd like to do tonight is present that plan to the commission and see what their feedback is and how they want to proceed," said Marquette City Manager, Mike Angeli. "The plan is to put in at least two piers, fishing or walking piers, using the current pilings there that head out into the lake to create public access to the lake."

No decision was made as the meeting was only a work session. The proposed plan would have to go before the city commission for approval.