Cadillac Receives Grant to Fight Urban Blight
Several condemned buildings and another obsolete eyesore in Cadillac will be torn down with help from the Michigan Land Bank.
In October of last year the Michigan State Housing Development Authority made a $1 million grant to the Michigan Land Bank to continue efforts to demolish vacant and abandoned structures and promote public safety. They opened up a round and applications and invited local governments to submit applications by early February.
The City of Cadillac’s proposal to remove four condemned residential buildings and one obsolete commercial property was one of the nineteen projects selected to receive funding. The $79,000 will go towards removing four condemned residential buildings near Leisure Road, Marble and Laurel Street, Farrar and Gunn Streets, and one off of Dandy Street.
The commercial property is at 117 W. Cass Street and once removed will be the home of an open-air farmers’ market, part of the city’s PlacePlans Project.
Part of the grant requirement was the city has to put up part of the bill, in this case a matching amount of $21,000, giving the project a total budget of $100,000.