The former Cliffs Mining office building in Ishpeming is in line for potential development. Thursday night, interested groups, including the Downtown Development Authority and the Marquette County Brownfield Re-Development Authority, came together for a meeting to generate ideas for the property. The site is located near Lake Bancroft and the Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum on Euclid Avenue. Participants in the meeting saw a brief presentation then broke into groups to come up with ideas.
"We kind of have a good start here; we have Lake Bancroft Park already that's been used a lot by local groups and citizens, and you also have the Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum property, and if you put the two of them together, I think you've got a gem that the city can be proud of," said Stu Skauge of the Ishpeming DDA.
Some of the ideas include a band shell, welcome center and pavilion. More meetings will be held in the future to include more public input.