City of Cadillac
On May 3, 2018, Networks Northwest and the Alliance for Economic Success (AES) hosted a community forum at the Cadillac Sands Resort in Cadillac, Michigan to address the M-115/M-55 corridor from US-131 interchange west to Mitchell State Park. The meeting was an opportunity for the community to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the corridor and identify initial action steps for improving the corridor. The meeting was the second step of a larger planning process being facilitated by Networks Northwest and AES to create a redevelopment plan for the corridor. Identified as a SWOT Assessment, the meeting intended to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the corridor along with a preliminary vision and the next steps needed to be taken by the community. The meeting was facilitated by Networks Northwest Community Planners John Sych, AICP, and Michael Woods, AICP.
A summary of the community forum is provided here.
Building upon the momentum from the community forum, the effort to improve the area known as Cadillac West moved forward with the release of the M-115 Corridor Plan on July 30, 2018. The Plan was funded by a consortium of public and private entities interested in revitalizing the M-115 and M-55 corridors in Clam Lake Township, Cherry Grove Township, and the City of Cadillac. The effort facilitated by the Alliance for Economic Success and Networks Northwest in association with Beckett & Raeder. The Plan envisions two destination locations that provide village amenities with improved transportation and increased walkability.
The M-115 corridor plan is provided here.
Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission