Construction & Crowdfunding Update – Elk Alley, Patronicity

Construction & Crowdfunding Update – Elk Alley, Patronicity

VIA MI NEWS 26

By Jacob Owens

Work on the Cadillac Commons project is continuing in downtown Cadillac – meaning some updates to Elk Avenue and a new crowdfunding project are both underway.

The alleyway behind several Mitchell Street businesses known as “Elk Avenue” has been modified and has now been officially designated as one way delivery lane for stores to bring in supplies and merchandise.

It was streamlined in order to provide more space for parking and accommodate the new plaza within the parking lot.

Also plans for the market which ties in with the project are underway, but the city is looking for […]

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for ‘The Market at Cadillac Commons’

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for ‘The Market at Cadillac Commons’

We are excited to announce our opportunity for a FREE $50,000 as a matching grant through MEDC and MSHDA’s
Public Spaces Community Places initiative!

MEDC PRESS RELEASE – 8/17/16
Cadillac’s park district will be transformed into a year-round destination featuring The Market at Cadillac Commons with the help of a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and City of Cadillac announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.
If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by Sept 16, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MSHDA and […]

Cadillac Plaza archway, fireplace structures complete, ready to be installed

Cadillac Plaza archway, fireplace structures complete, ready to be installed

Via Cadillac News

By Chris Lamphere

CADILLAC — It won’t be long before the Plaza at Cadillac Commons becomes more than just a dream or vague conception of the mind based on rough illustrations.

Organizers say it could be completely finished as early as August.

The Cadillac Commons is a collection of four major projects in the Cadillac park area, including the Plaza, the newly-renovated Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion, the open-air farmers market and extension of White Pine Trail into downtown.

The Plaza portion of the project includes the complete redesign of the parking lot behind the Elks Lodge, […]

City manager: Parking lot behind Elk Avenue should be paved by July 4

City manager: Parking lot behind Elk Avenue should be paved by July 4

Via Cadillac News

By Chris Lamphere

CADILLAC — Despite some rumors Councilman John Meinhardt said he heard about the parking lot construction behind Elk Avenue, City Manager Marcus Peccia said the project is coming along smoothly and should be ready for parking by July 4.

The lot behind Elk Avenue has been torn up for several weeks as crews install utilities infrastructure in preparation for an eventual splash pad/skating rink and fireplace to be constructed as part of what has been dubbed “The Plaza at Cadillac Commons.”

Cadillac Commons is comprised of the Plaza, Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion, open air […]

Details emerging on the new fireplace, splash pad/ice rink in Cadillac Heritage Plaza

Details emerging on the new fireplace, splash pad/ice rink in Cadillac Heritage Plaza

Via Cadillac News

By Chris Lamphere

CADILLAC — You might have heard in general terms that the city intends to build a fireplace and splash pad/ice rink in the new Cadillac Heritage Plaza.

These generalities are beginning to give way to specifics, as details about both these projects are gradually coming to light.

Cadillac Community Development Director John Wallace said while a few things are still being sorted out, planners have a pretty clear picture at this point of what both projects will look like when complete.

The splash pad/ice rink is being funded in part by efforts of […]

City plans to take out $3.3 million in loans to pay for parking lot, street repairs

City plans to take out $3.3 million in loans to pay for parking lot, street repairs

Via Cadillac News
By Chris Lamphere

CADILLAC — Officials in Cadillac hope to fund several miles of street repairs and a parking lot improvement project by taking out $3.3 million in loans.

Following council approval of this plan on May 16, city staff last week ran notices in the Cadillac News of their intent to “issue municipal securities in one or more series, in an amount of not to exceed $3,300,000” over the course of 15 years.

In layman’s terms, this means city officials intend to solicit loans the city will pay back through multiple sources of revenue, including the street fund and Downtown […]

Demolition to start on plaza portion of Cadillac Commons

Demolition to start on plaza portion of Cadillac Commons

Via Cadillac News

By Rick Charmoli

CADILLAC — Demolition required for the construction of the plaza portion of the Cadillac Commons project is scheduled to begin Monday.

The project should be mostly complete in early July, and features will include a splash pad, fireplace and synthetic ice rink, which will be seasonally installed in the fall and removed in the spring. While under construction, parking will be not as convenient in the parking lot between Harris and Cass Streets to the north and south, and Elk Avenue and Lake Streets to the east and west.

The plaza project was developed with public input through the PlacePlans […]

Consumers Energy keeping promise to Michigan, Cadillac area with grant

Consumers Energy keeping promise to Michigan, Cadillac area with grant

Via Cadillac News

By Rick Charmoli

CADILLAC — On a day when Gov. Rick Snyder was in Cadillac talking about collaboration and looking toward the future, the Consumers Energy Foundation was in town investing in the Cadillac community.

The board of directors of the Consumers Energy Foundation recently approved a $50,000 grant in support of the development of Cadillac’s Heritage Plaza project, which is one of several placemaking projects currently under way in the city and the Cadillac Commons area.

Cadillac Commons is an area bordered by the Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion to the west, the City Park and […]

Massive ‘Cadillac Commons’ project coming together; work started this month

Massive ‘Cadillac Commons’ project coming together; work started this month

Via Cadillac News

By Chris Lamphere

CADILLAC — Ground has been broken on several massive projects near Cadillac City Park, collectively known as the “Cadillac Commons.”

As you may have noticed, work on the renovation of the Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion has been ongoing for several weeks, and this month, construction on the second project in the Cadillac Commons — the Cadillac Heritage Plaza — has begun.

A “fast and furious” construction schedule has been planned for the installation of utilities on Elk Avenue as the first phase of the Cadillac Heritage Plaza.

Work began on April 14 and […]