Marquette County is committed to returning blighted, functionally obsolete and/or contaminated buildings and property to productive use.  In cooperation with the Marquette County Lank Bank, the County formed the Marquette County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (MCBRA) in 2010. Since that time, several redevelopment projects have occurred, each requiring local government approval and local community support to be successful.

The Brownfield Inventory Project is one example in how MCBRA is being proactive in the redevelopment of underused properties in Marquette County.

Marquette County Planning, in partnership with the MCBRA, is working to develop a county-wide inventory of brownfield sites.  To accomplish this task, County Planning staff have met with local officials, stakeholders, and other interested parties to discuss brownfields, how communities can assist in the redevelopment process, and encourage persons to nominate potential sites.

We recognize that no one knows the community better than you!

Marquette County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority is the successful recipient of an EPA Brownfield Hazardous Substance Grant for $200,000 and a Petroleum Assessment Grant for $200,000.  Now funding is available for phase I environmental site assessments, phase II environmental site assessments and baseline environmental assessments, brownfield plans and clean up planning, community outreach, area-wide planning and site inventory and prioritization.  It is therefore imperative that you participate in the inventory process and nominate brownfield sites.