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 nine years 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