It all started when…
The 415 Project arose from Madison Church: Ford Campus’s need to find a permanent home in the community, and from Ed DeVries’ vision to see 415 Franklin St SE redeveloped as a Christ-centered building and resource for the community. The Ford Campus has been worshiping and growing in the Ford Academic Center since 2008. After more than a decade of growth, we are ready to permanently root ourselves in the community.
In 2014 a worship space task force identified 415 Franklin as the best option to remain in the place our Church is called to – the Madison/Franklin neighborhood. In February 2015, DeVries Companies gifted the building and the associated parking lot to us, entrusting us to organize a coalition to redevelop the property to honor God and invest in the community