The City of Marinette Common Council makes its first big move in the current housing shortage by approving the sale of one of their ten vacant city lots for the construction of residential housing at yesterday’s special common council meeting. Mayor Steve Genisot says, “we want to see single-family homes in the city. We have an immense need for housing.”

Genisot says, “we hope that having those lots available at no costs to the developer will bring more housing opportunities.”

Originally, Marinette County obtained these interim properties. They spent a significant amount of money to demolish the buildings that were on them. The thought process was that the City of Marinette would gain those properties for some of the back taxes and the city would redevelop them and make them a taxable property so that they might recoup some of their demolition costs. If you are a contractor who is interested in building on a vacant lot within the city limits. You can contact the mayor’s office at 715-735-5139 or you can stop in to City Hall at 1905 Hall Ave, Marinette.