Clean-Up Work Begins at Former Mitchell-Bentley Property in Cadillac

The Mitchell-Bentley property in Cadillac has been an eye sore since it burned down back in 2013, but that’s about to change.

After years of plans that have fallen through, the cleanup of the property will officially begin Tuesday, making room for a solar array.

The city of Cadillac was given a $700,000 grant and a $300,000 loan from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy to make this possible.

The property had been used for manufacturing since 1894 but now will be home to a renewable energy facility, as well as an area available for industrial redevelopment.

“Cadillac is the place to be. We have a lot of things happening in our community right now, both on the west side of town, in the downtown, east side and right here in the middle in our industrial area,” said Marcus Peccia, Cadillac’s city manager.