|Marquette is a progressive community and a great
place to live and raise your family.
We offer a friendly, small town atmosphere and an excellent education
for your children in a safe school system, with small classes, where all
students can participate in sports and activities.
We take pride in our municipal swimming pool, summer recreation
programs, dance and karate studio, three churches, community
garden, fitness center, licensed day care facility and preschool, and in
our very interesting business district. A grocery store, bank, library, gift
shops, art studio, photography studio, museums and eating
establishments make up our historic downtown area.
You will find lower cost rental homes, a well-run nursing home facility
and new senior apartments.
In addition to all that Marquette offers, a short drive to nearby
Kanopolis Lake adds the perfect backdrop for camping, boating,
mountain biking, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and hunting.
The steps in applying for a free lot are:
1.) Complete and return the application.
2.) If you are offered a lot, a developer’s agreement will be sent for you
to sign to hold the lot of your choice. You have one year from the date
on the developer’s agreement to complete your home.
The building requirements are as follows:
1.) The minimum roof pitch must be at least 5 to 12.
2.) The home must be built to residential design standards.
3.) The home must be on a basement or crawl space foundation.
Click here for special assessments information.
The city has waived all utility hook-up fees and there is no building
permit fee. All utilities, including natural gas, will be on the property.
Thank you for your interest in this program! We welcome you to
contact us anytime or come and visit Marquette to see what we can
Click here to download our latest copy of lots available.
Click here for a free land application. (Please take note that the
developers agreements will be submitted to you after you have been
issued a building lot. )
If you are selected to receive a free home site and you accept the
offer, you will be required to sign an agreement that requires you to
show evidence that you will be able to begin construction of your home
within 120 days. You must have the financial means to construct the
home. If you do not have the financial means to construct your home,
you may need to qualify for a loan from a financial institution. You will
be required to live in your home for at least 12 months. There are
some requirements and restrictions for the type home you construct.
This information is included with the Application.pdf.
Please download the form, complete and return to the City Hall.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to
hearing from you.
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