It is alarming how many vacant lots and vacant buildings there are within the city limits of Marinette and for years the city has been trying to figure out a way to make these spaces usable and profitable for not only the city but for Marinette County. City of Marinette Mayor, Steve Genisot, says, “we have a residential redevelopment program that we’ve been trying to implement.”

Genisot says, “it’s a part but not a total fix for housing but it’s one more part to take more vacant properties and utilize them.”

For now, the city will wait until the county board makes their final decision at their next county board meeting later this month.