Leftover grant funds help the city of Cadillac improve a popular tourist area

Stack of MoneyLeftover grant money from the state will allow the city of Cadillac to beef up a popular tourist area.

The MEDC has distributed more than one million dollars in grants to five Michigan communities through leftover funds and other grants that failed to materialize in recent years.

Cadillac will receive $200,000 for public infrastructure improvements.

Katharine Czarnecki is Director of Community Development for the MEDC.

She said Cadillac plans to use the grant money to construct a public plaza that will connect Lake Cadillac with the downtown.

“We’re hoping that this project will really reinvigorate and redevelop this public access for the community in both the summer and winter months. And we’re really excited that we’re able to support something that the community has already put a vision in place for and that we know has public buy in. “ Czarnecki said.

Czarnecki said other communities awarded grants were Allegan, Holland, Kalamazoo and Munising.