The City of Marinette is interested in actively supporting the initiatives that will enhance the appearance of the downtown area and the retail/commercial areas near Menekaunee Harbor that include businesses along Ogden and Hosmer streets. That is why they offer incentive programs such as the Façade Improvement Program. Mayor’s Assistant and Community Development Director Jan Kust says, “The city has this grant program, and it’s up to ten-thousand dollars and a match program too.”

Kust says, “there are no interior improvements and also the roofing and parking lots aren’t eligible either, but that is all included on the website and in the packet.”

A complete list of requirements for the City of Marinette’s Fall Façade Improvement Program can be found online by visiting If you have questions, you may call 715-732-5139 or visit city hall, community development office, on the second floor.