A new Grandview

The new Grandview Marquette is shown here. Following an extensive renovation of what used to be the Holy Family Orphanage, which sat vacant for decades, the stately old building will now provide affordable housing to the formerly homeless and to low-income families. (Photo by Jackie Stark)

By Jackie Stark

A rundown old building looming over Marquette has found new life as low-income housing, with the renovation of the former Holy Family Orphanage into  Grandview Marquette.

“The Grandview has stood on this bluff in our city—like a rock—pleading with us to give it the new life that it deserves,” said Marquette Mayor Dave Campana at a press conference announcing the building’s opening. “At the same time, it has been a black eye on our downtown for far too long. The opening of the Grandview Marquette is one of the most exciting days in the past 100 years of Marquette’s history.”

Home Renewal Systems (HRS) of Farmington Hills, Michigan, spearheaded the repurposing of the 1915-constructed historic orphanage in partnership with Community Action Alger-Marquette (CAAM).

Among Grandview’s 56 units are 42 units for households earning between $12,000 and $36,000 per year. Rents for these units will range from approximately $301 to $879 per month, depending on household income and unit size. In addition, with support services coordinated by CAAM and long-term rent assistance from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, eight additional units are set aside for homeless individuals and families…

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