Ideas & Suggestions

We Welcome Your Ideas

The Cadillac Resort District Board is very interested in hearing from local business leaders and others on suggestions for the future of the Resort District. Ideas should be forwarded to: 

Janis Cryderman
Janis' Flowers & Gifts
2814 Sunnyside Drive
Cadillac, MI 49601
Email Janis Cryderman

Feel free to contact any of the board members as well.

Some Initial Suggestions

These and other ideas will be examined in the future for development plans. Suggestions include (no priority): 

  • Enhance the M-115 causeway with trees, lights, and benches
  • Add fishing piers along the east side of the causeway
  • Redevelop the M-115 / Sunnyside Drive service station site for parking and as an entry gateway
  • Install hanging flower baskets along the M-115 and M-55 corridors
  • Clean up public and private sites
  • Install way finding signs on US-131, M-115, and M-55
  • Improve pedestrian crossings over M-115
  • Redevelop the mall at the M-115 / M-55 intersection
  • Reduce the level of traffic congestion along M-115
  • Consider implementing a design theme for buildings, signs, and streetscaping
  • Put into action events and festivals
  • Identify a staging area for events
  • Prepare a marketing plan to identify business gaps
  • Create a Cadillac Resort District website
  • Identify funding strategies for public improvements
  • Create a formal organization for planning and administering local projects and activities
  • Coordinate activities with Downtown Cadillac
  • Involve the City, townships, and MDOT in future enhancement programs
  • Have the Chamber and Visitor's Bureau become more involved in the planning, funding, and promotion of the Cadillac Resort District
  • Develop and implement a program for keeping Resort District property owners and businesses informed of ongoing programs and projects