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Where every season is fun
Houghton is your base camp for year-round recreation in the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Where you really connect
Houghton is the gateway to the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale National Park.
Where you really enjoy
Two retail and restaurant districts including a vibrant downtown.
Where business really thrives
A smart, hard-working business culture…from start-ups to long-established.

Public Meetings and City Business

Access to February 8, 2023 Council Meeting

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Planning Commission Public Hearing for Special Land Use Permit - February 28 at 5:30 pm

The City of Houghton Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on…


A Special Meeting of the City of Houghton Planning Commission will be held on Tuesday,…

Public Hearing of Zoning Board of Appeals - February 22, 2023

There will be a Public Hearing of the Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday, February…

March Board of Review Dates

The City of Houghton Board of Review will meet on the following dates: Wednesday, March…

Lakeshore Drive Corridor Rehabilitation Project

This Page combines all of the information gathered regarding the 1978 Parking Deck and Lakeshore…

Potential Redevelopment Opportunities

In March of 2022, City Manager Eric Waara presented possible redevelopment parcels in the city.…

Mi-Hope Energy Efficiency Grants Available

Frequently Asked Questions   The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) will administer the Michigan…

Trash and Recycling Changes Coming to City of Houghton

At the October 26, 2022 council meeting, the council voted to approve the new contract…

Master Plan Revision

The planning commission is beginning work on a revision of the City of Houghton Master…

The U.P.'s Fastest Growing, Most Exciting City!

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What's drawing younger people to Houghton?

Michigan Tech University attracts students and faculty from far and wide for its incredible technology ecosystem.

Expanding business strength that is growing employment opportunities.

Houghton is the perfect landing place for all your adventures with great restaurants, bars and hotels.

Planning a visit? Starting a business?

Please utilize the following resources!

Houghton City Offices:

Convention & Visitor’s Bureau:

Houghton Business Directory:
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