Downtown Projects

The South Lake Street project is well underway with Catt Development working on a major redevelopment and transformation of 202 and 210 South Lake Street – the former ‘Old Bus Garage’ and the Lakefront Square Mall Buidling.  The development will house 7 Monks Tap Room which is slated to open in June 2016 and Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center, slated to open in July 2016.  There will still be retail space to be developed but the focus is to get these two businesses in soon.   Click here for elevations.

The Dilworth Hotel is undergoing a major transformation and will be restored to its original glory over the next few years.  Owner Bob Grove is working on renovating the exterior – repairing the brick, restoring the original windows, replacing the roof, adding cornice and repairing and fixing the porch – before beginning work on the interior.   His intention is to restore it with historical integrity and making sure it is done right.


The Last River Draw, a life-size bronze sculpture of a logger on a log floating in the Boyne River, is a perfect depiction of Boyne City’s early lumbering era.  The logger is pulling a log with a pike pole down the river.  This is a wonderful representation and testament to our history and our commitment to art in public spaces.  The fundraising campaign is raising a $25,000 local match to earn a $25,000 grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.  Once the funding is received, the goal is to have the work installed Fall 2016.

River Sculpture (1)