Economic Development Incentives

Brownfield Remediation, Site Preparation, and Public Infrastructure Improvements

On December 2, 1996, the City created the first Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in Michigan. The BRA uses TIF revenues generated from specific brownfields to fund environmental cleanup as well as site preparation and public infrastructure improvements on these sites. A property must meet specific criteria and be listed in the Cadillac BRA Development Plan in order to be eligible for BRA assistance. Contact Community Development Director John Wallace at (231) 775-0181 x 101 for additional information.

Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption (OPRE) Certificates

The purpose of an OPRE Certificate is to abate new property taxes for up to 12 years, which would otherwise have been assessed following the substantial rehabilitation of an obsolete property. Properties that qualify for an OPRE must be listed in the City of Cadillac Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Plan and be certified as obsolete by the Wexford County Equalization Director. OPRE applications require both City of Cadillac and State of Michigan approval. For more information, contact DDA Director John Wallace at (231) 775-0181 x 101.

Commercial Rehabilitation  & Commercial Redevelopment Act Comparison