Jail Feasibility Study and Facility Renovations | Marquette, Michigan
The team of Gundlach Champion and Landmark Design Group was selected by Marquette County in 2007 to perform a feasibility study exploring the most efficient use of the existing, overcrowded, multi-level jail. Five options were explored. Three options looked at increasing bed capacity at the existing jail. One option included leasing an existing satellite housing facility, approximately eight miles from the jail, for excess inmate housing space. One scenario explored a long term plan of a new jail for the county - $18 million.
Each option included a budgetary cost estimate, conceptual floor plan drawings, and a financial summary, along with staffing and operating costs. The comprehensive report also examined deficiencies at the existing jail and revenue generating opportunities at an expanded facility.
In 2015, Marquette County hired Gundlach Champion/Landmark Design Group for a $1.6 million project to renovate the existing county facilities to include; fire alarm panel replacement, emergency generator replacement, jail cell door replacement and controls, roof replacement at the County Jail and Magnum Farms, and other renovations.