Marquette Township Business Association Met at Comfort Suites

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The Marquette Township Business Association met at the Comfort Suites, next to Hudsons

Marquette, MichiganNovember 21, 2013 – The Marquette Township Business Association met on November 19. Among the items discussed were median beautification along the west end of the US-41 corridor and potential changes to the corridor to improve the flow of traffic. Several topics of concern for both the Township and MDOT include:

  • Beautification, cleanup and long-term maintenance of the medians;
  • Development of the west end of the corridor along US-41;
    • The addition of Michigan lefts and the removal of the higher bumps on US-41 by Walmart to improve truck traffic through the area

Economic development of the Township was also discussed at the meeting, including:

  • The approval of the proposed site plan for the KBIC gas station;
  • A commercial kennel coming to the old Northwoods Supper Club complex;
  • Wells Fargo leaving the strip mall near Target;
  • New businesses;
    • Kay Jewelers to take Wells Fargo’s spot in the strip mall;
    • Ulta opened without fanfare;
    • The Teriyaki Bowl opened in the old Quiznos location by Starbucks;
    • New business coming to the Lindberg property just east of Gordon Foods with a potential curb controversy;
  • New dump site for Township residents proposed;
  • Township Planner, Jason McCarthy is still reaching out to the hospital for potential development in the Township

McCarthy also purchased a version of Google Earth for the Township. It shows every business on the map with links to their websites. He hopes to launch the new Township website and Township Facebook soon.

It should be noted that Marquette Township is among the fastest-growing townships in Michigan. Twenty years ago, the state equalized value (SEV) was $54 million. Today, the SEV has grown to $270 million.

For more information, please visit the Marquette Township Business Administration website.

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