Wolverine Makes History: Governor Snyder & State Leaders Tour Grandview Marquette

Posted on August 16, 2017KCichon

Originally constructed in 1915, Holy Family Orphanage is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Despite this distinction, the building has long been a vacant blight on Marquette’s downtown skyline. Wolverine Building Group, a company committed to preserving the building’s unique history, has partnered with Home Renewal Systems (HRS) Communities, and Community Action Alger Marquette (CAAM) to renovate and redevelop the blighted structure into a new, affordable, $16 million rental housing complex.

Truly, HRS, CAAM, and Wolverine Building Group are turning something troubled into something terrific as they transform the unused site into a welcoming home for those in need. Keeping in line with the building’s history housing the Upper Peninsula’s most vulnerable residents, orphaned children, 14 of the 56 units in the complex will be set aside as supportive housing units for formerly homeless persons and families in need. Rent, for these tenants, will be limited to 30 percent of their current incomes. Many of the structure’s historic features, including its landmark sandstone multistory front porch, have been preserved during the renovation. The original chapel has been restored for use by residents as a community space.

To celebrate this achievement and promote economic development and affordable housing in Michigan, Governor Snyder and state officials will get a guided tour of the site from Marquette civic leaders. Governor Snyder will deliver remarks about the development during a 15 minute press conference with local dignitaries following the tour. The news media is invited to attend this press conference.


WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Press Conference

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

WHERE: Grandview Marquette construction site

600 Altamont Street

Marquette, MI 49855

Press event tent will be on the northeast corner of the property, located at Altamont and \ Fisher streets

About HRS Communities

HRS Communities is one of Michigan’s premier developers of historic properties. Visit https://hrscommunities.com/ for more information.

About CAAM

CAAM works with low-income homeowners and renters to provided weatherization and affordable housing programs. They also provide assistance for veterans and homeless individuals. To find out more, visit https://www.communityactionam.org/

About Wolverine Building Group

Wolverine Building Group is a diverse construction company, consisting of several specialized teams serving markets such as industrial and manufacturing, health care, educational, multi-unit residential, retail, restaurant, commercial office, municipal, and sports & recreation. With 78 years of experience in construction management, design build, and general contracting, Wolverine Building Group has become nationally recognized as a leader in the construction industry.