The town of Cheboygan simply grew to become Northern Michigan’s latest Predominant Road Program participant.
The Michigan Financial Growth Company runs this system, they accepted Cheboygan as a Choose-Degree Predominant Road group.
It’s a designation metropolis officers and dozens of volunteers have been working to get for a number of years now.
Now that they’ve it, they’re hopeful it may well change the panorama of the downtown and the way forward for Cheboygan.
“There’s some nice issues occurring in Northern Michigan and we’re simply actually excited to be part of that household,” Downtown Enhancement Admin Kirsten Guenther, mentioned.
The Predominant Road program has confirmed profitable in lots of Northern Michigan communities, like Boyne Metropolis, Charlevoix, Sault Ste. Marie and Grayling.
Cheboygan thinks it may well assist their metropolis now flip the tide.
“When you might have a stable downtown core, it’s going to trickle out to assist your complete group and we’re simply actually excited,” Guenther, added.
Excited to get assist filling a few of the vacant buildings downtown.
“In a 4 block space we nonetheless have six vacant buildings. Our hope is we’re going to fill each constructing downtown and convey new residents to downtown,” Cheboygan Metropolis Supervisor Tom Eustice, mentioned.
Eustice says Cheboygan has seen a decline over the previous 20 years.
“Conventional downtowns like we’ve got right here within the metropolis of Cheboygan have struggled during the last 15 to twenty years. The transition of massive field shops and [rise of] different internet-type companies have considerably damage downtowns,” Eustice, defined.
However with instruments offered by the Predominant Road program, there’s now hope for brand spanking new growth in all areas.
“Predominant Road tries to alter that tradition of downtown and attempt to get new enterprise growth in our group. It’s going to assist us develop that’s what it’s all about,” Eustice, added.