CADILLAC — The Cadillac Housing Commission is hosting a 50th anniversary open house celebration at Kirtland Terrace.

The event will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 at the Kirtland Terrace Apartments, 111 S. Simons St. There will be hors d’oeuvres, beverages and shared photos and memories of the past.

“The Cadillac Housing Commission is proud of our mission to provide high-quality, well-managed, affordable housing opportunities to the residents of Cadillac and the surrounding area,‘ said Carrie Ferguson, executive director or Kirtland Terrace and Cornerstone Apartments.

Kirtland Terrace is a seven-story, 75 unit building that provides affordable housing with rent-based on tenant incomes. It sits on the property where the Cadillac High School was once located.

The building was opened in 1969 and it was named Kirtland Terrace in a public contest with more than 100 entries.

The chosen name references the Kirtland Warbler, a Michigan summer bird. And the word terrace was chosen to reflect harmonious and cheerful living.

“Kirtland Terrace plays a vital role in our community,‘ said Judy Coffey, a CHC board member. “If you come off your working life and don’t have a huge pension, it’s a safe, warm place.‘

For more information call the office at (231) 775-9491.

Cadillac News