Welcome to The Commons!

Please stay tuned for the latest updates
on the improvements being made to our downtown lakeside park district.

Cadillac Commons is a place for community.

A collaboration between the City and community has transformed a nondescript parking lot and park district into a year-round destination evoking all the historical charm and sophistication that makes Cadillac unique. The lakeside block will serve as a vibrant hub connecting downtown businesses and Lake Cadillac with seasonal events and attractive amenities, to draw in both visitors and residents.
A common space for all to enjoy!

The City Park

A gem of the downtown, the City Park has been an integral part of our community for several generations. Home of the Shay Locomotive, a permanent display of Cadillac’s rich logging history, and also our beautiful memorial fountain. The City Park will remain unchanged in the Cadillac Commons development process.

The Rotary Pavilion

The Cadillac Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion has been a focal point on our lake shore for over 25 years. After a hugely successful community crowdfunding campaign, the newly renovated space now boasts a state of the art sound system, accommodations for performers and a beautiful green seating area.

The Plaza

The Plaza features a multi-use, multi-seasonal space for public events and gatherings. Amenities include a children’s splash pad, art-inspired benches and shaded seating in the summer, along with an outdoor gas fireplace and skating rink during cold weather months! Completion of The Plaza is expected by the Fall of 2016.

Future Home of the…

Stay tuned to this page for updates and funding progress for the remaining pieces of the Cadillac Commons.

The Market

The Market at Cadillac Commons is an open-air, covered market structure in between the Cadillac 5 Theatre and After 26 Depot. The Market will be able to house vendors, artists, events and more. Construction on this project will begin in 2017.

Whitepine Trailhead

The proposed Whitepine Trailhead extension will be the 5th and final piece of the Cadillac Commons. Plans and funding sources for this project are still in development.

What’s New?

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Connecting Lake Cadillac to the Downtown



Downtown Cadillac, Michigan 49601

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