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Downtown Development

The Downtown Development office facilitates business recruitment, infrastructure development, creates promotions, plans and implements events, supports preservation activities, and serves as a clearinghouse of downtown information. We strive to enhance the appearance, desirability, and vitality of this important economic and social center of our community.

Boasting over 180 businesses, our vibrant Downtown includes remarkable specialty shops, art galleries, excellent and eclectic dining, bars and bistros, plus year-round special events and activities. We have "big city" amenities while surrounded by small-town service and charm.

Downtown Mt. Pleasant is centrally located in the City of Mt. Pleasant and is bordered by the picturesque Chippewa River. Two of Mt. Pleasant's most scenic parks, Island Park and Nelson Park, are also located downtown offering visitors a local trail system for walking or cycling.

Located just a few blocks north of Central Michigan University's campus and miles directly west of the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, downtown Mt. Pleasant has all you're looking for and more!


Grants, Programs, Policies and Applications

Blade Sign Matching Grant

Fa├žade Grant Fire Protection Grant

Make it Mt. Pleasant Rent Subsidy Grant

Outdoor Dining

Redevelopment Liquor Licenses

Application for Redevelopment Liquor License can be found here.


General Information/studies about Downtown