A developer is scaling back plans for a mixed-use affordable senior housing project near downtown and is no longer seeking a commercial tenant at the space.

The Tapestry Square project at the southeast corner of Division Avenue and Wealthy Street previously called for 84 apartments and seven floors, including a grocery store at ground level. The $12.4 million budget now calls for 56 residential units across all four floors.

“The reduction in the number of units was primarily tied to our need to scale back the budget of the entire project and the parking limitations that resulted from the elimination of the previously proposed parking structure,” said Ryan VerWys, CEO of the Inner City Christian Federation, a Grand Rapids-based nonprofit housing developer.

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