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State OK’s Funding For New Marquette General Hospital

A new hospital in Marquette has been given the green light by the state.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced the Strategic Fund approval of more than $55.7 million in local and school tax capture for the City of Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to redevelop about 37 acres of property in the heart of downtown.

The project will consist of demolition of existing structures on the site and construction of the new regional acute-care DLP Marquette General Hospital, an affiliate of Duke LifePoint HealthCare. It will also include medical office buildings and a parking deck.

Strategic Fund approval also was given for a $4.1 million loan support for Liberty Way Hospitality to continue the redevelopment of a brownfield site in Marquette. Upon completion, the project will consist of three buildings including office, residential, restaurant and hotel space.

That project will also incorporate the construction of a pedestrian connector path to an extensive trail network and the new Marquette General Hospital health care campus.

The MEDC says together the projects will generate a total capital investment of at least $190 million and create 169 new jobs, as well as retain 2,300 jobs.

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