he Grand Rapids area started off 2020 strong, with dozens of developments planned to open within a year. Then the perfect storm hit, throwing the market into chaos.

A lot has changed in the six months since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered widespread shutdowns of businesses to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Scroll down to find out how 20 projects have fared since then.

Inner City Christian Federation Madison Church development | 415 Franklin St. SE
Opening Delayed

The dozens of individuals and families at the top of the Inner City Christian Federation’s waiting list for affordable housing will have to wait a little longer than initially planned to move into this new development.

The $23 million project will transform the former Grand Rapids Christian High School into ICCF’s new headquarters, a new campus for Madison Church’s Franklin campus, an early childhood education center, common areas and 41 affordable housing units in southeast Grand Rapids.

Joanna DeMoor-Tannor with Madison Church says several organizations are collaborating on the project and how the space will be used.

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