Renovare Development is developing a scattered site Transformational Brownfield Redevelopment Project
in Downtown Munising, Michigan.
Comprised of over 15 miles of shoreline along Lake Superior, which includes over 100 miles of scenic trails and colorful sandstone cliffs, Munising was the poster child of the Pure Michigan campaign and was featured on Good Morning America in 2015, creating a significant increase in tourism in the last eight years. Munising is known around the world for its natural resources, cultural amenities and year-long recreational activities. The largest tourist attraction in Munising is the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. This amenity alone brings Millions of tourists to Munising each year. However, the lack of Downtown amenities results in the loss of several hundred tourists after they exit the boat tours for Pictured Rocks.
The “Munising Marketplace” Project consists of a proposed three-story mixed-use building on vacant lots located on the south side of Superior Avenue between Maple and Birch in Downtown Munising that will include the following:
The total building size is estimated at 45,258 square feet.
The 2,500 square foot Workforce Development Center will be located in the ground floor of Munising Marketplace and include an on-site workforce training space for coaching, job placement skills and employer-driven courses to facilitate tenant employment with local employers. The programs will include local apprenticeships, youth training programs, partnerships with schools and universities and collaborations across industry stakeholders, community-based organizations, educational institutions, and businesses.
This project will be financed with Michigan's Act 381 Transformational Brownfield Program, a unique economic development tool available for transformative projects that meet certain criteria.
The Munising Firehall Food Hall + Beer Garden project involves the restoration of a historic firehall in Downtown Munising, Michigan.
The building is an art deco masterpiece, constructed in the early twentieth century.
Zachariah’s Chocolates of Mackinaw City has been signed to fill the retail space. The Food Hall will include a Tap Wall with 40 taps with access to a beer garden, courtyard, and rooftop deck. Four food vendor stalls will rotate seasonal small businesses. A large event space will be managed in the rear of the building.
The space will be a national destination spot, drawing international crowds
This project is financed with predevelopment funds from the Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN). MHPN finances the rehabilitation of historic structures throughout Michigan through construction loans and predevelopment funds.
In partnership with Harbor Habitat, Inc. Renovare is developing a multi-phase, mixed-use project with affordable housing, workforce multifamily housing and attainable single-family, for-sale homes. The project will provide family amenities such as programmed green space and an early childhood education center. The project is sponsored through a 1.25 Million dollar commitment by Whirlpool Foundation.
The three-phase project includes 30 for-sale duplexes limited to 120% AMI, a mixed-use building with ground floor child care and grocery, and 8 for-sale duplex units constructed through the traditional Habitat for Humanity program.
This project involves a partnership with Harbor Habitat, Inc., the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Benton Harbor.
Robertson Brothers Homes and Renovare Development have formed a partnership to redevelop the former Poupard Elementary School in Harper Woods Michigan.
The project includes 71 for-sale homes including duplexes and townhomes. The site will include a stormwater management area and neighborhood greenspace.
100% of the units will be dedicated to individuals and families below 120% of Area Median Income. Sales prices are expected between $190k and $220k. Down payment assistance is being targeted for all buyers through the Michigan Homeownership Collaborative program.
This project is financed in part by the Wayne County HOME Partnership program. These funds are available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and can be used to construct new affordable homes throughout the United States.
Renovare Development plans to construct 48 Missing Middle homes in Marquette Township, Michigan on a publicly owned undeveloped site.
The vision is to construct an attainable, for-sale development that will deliver workforce housing, which is a clear housing need in the community. The project will provide quality for-sale home options at a price point that is below 120% of AMI and attainable to homeowners in the market.
This project is intended to be financed through the MSHDA Housing TIF program, which allows local communities to capture new tax revenue to finance the construction of workforce housing throughout Michigan.