About Us


Whether coming to visit just for an afternoon or an extended stay, downtown Mt. Pleasant offers a break from the ordinary. With magnificent shopping, unique cultural attractions, and scenic parks, make downtown Mt. Pleasant your destination!

Downtown Mt. Pleasant boasts over 135 businesses that include remarkable specialty shops, art galleries, excellent and eclectic dining establishments, bars and bistros. . .you'll find "big city" amenities with 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 a local trail system with a variety of nature trails and cycling paths.

Located just a few blocks north of Central Michigan University's campus and 3 1/2 miles directly west of the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, downtown Mt. Pleasant has all you're looking for and more!


Downtown Mt. Pleasant, also known as the Central Business District (CBD), functions as both a Principle Shopping District (PSD) and Tax Increment Financing Authority (TIFA) District. 

Principle shopping district governing body

The activities of downtown Mt. Pleasant are governed by a seven person Board of Directors called the Downtown Development Board (DDB), which includes property and business owners, residents, non-profit entities, education and government representatives.  The DDB meets monthly on the third Thursday at 8:00am at City Hall in City Commission Chambers.  Meetings are open to the public.

Downtown Information

Date Posted Document
11/18/2012 Dickens' Christmas Festival Brochure
10/23/2012 Dickens' Parade Application
10/23/2012 Pumpkin Promenade Press Release
7/29/2008 Bronze Art Location List
4/5/2007 Renting Downtown
These brochures will give you the basics of living downtown from trash removal to parking.