The Plaza at Cadillac Commons Ribbon Cutting Planned for Dec. 16

Please join us at 4:15 p.m. on December 16th at The Plaza At Cadillac Commons, which is located west
of Mitchell Street and east of Lake Street between Harris and Cass Streets, for a special Ribbon Cutting
Ceremony and opening of Skate Cadillac, the new synthetic ice rink that will be installed adjacent to the
The Plaza at Cadillac Commons features a multi-use, multi-seasonal people gathering space for public
events and gatherings. Amenities include a splash pad, fireplace and synthetic skating rink.
The Plaza at Cadillac Commons is a very special project that is the direct result from the City’s
PlacePlans process, a public process facilitated by the Michigan Municipal League, the MSU School of
Design, Planning, and Construction, and MSU-Extension. For reference, the primary concept of the
creation of this new people gathering space per the PlacePlans Report was to “transform a nondescript
parking lot and park into a year-round downtown destination evoking all the historical charm and
sophistication that make the city unique”. “The lakeside block would become a vibrant hub connecting
downtown businesses and Lake Cadillac with seasonal events and attractive amenities, acting as a magnet
to draw in visitors and residents alike”. The Report also mentioned the inclusion of amenities such as an
ice rink, splash pad, and fireplace.
This incredible new space would not be possible without the unwavering support from the Cadillac City
Council and Downtown Development Authority, or the unbelievable efforts and contributions from
organizations including the following:
• Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce’s 25th Annual Leadership Class
• Cadillac & Kellogg for Youth Committee, an advisory committee of the Cadillac Area
Community Foundation
• Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau
• Consumers Energy Foundation
• Cadillac Lions Club
• Cadillac Rotary Charities
• Downtown Cadillac Association
• Michigan Economic Development Corporation