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    In 2010, members of the church established MACC Development, a non-profit community development corporation, to oversee the brick and mortar effo… Read More
    In 2010, members of the church established MACC Development, a non-profit community development corporation, to oversee the brick and mortar efforts to revitalize and empowers neighbors to experience dignity, value, purpose and worth. MACC Development has since gone on to establish key community programs - MACC Lit, MACC Housing, MACC Sports, and MACC Legal - in response to our community's ideas. -- Now, MACC and its community is ready for something new. A coffee shop. A laundromat. A literacy center. A legal clinic. A pastor's workshop. A center for community development. A public, collaborative work-space. An economic development engine. A place of worship. A cross-cultural community center. A rallying point for the diverse communities for the 48214. -- It's all of these things and more. It's a chance to bring together a wide variety of community-led, community-engaging efforts. It's a place for a long-standing group of stakeholders to take root. It's a welcoming, dignifying, democratized business venture. It's a venue for discipleship and life transformation. It's a case for wider-scale business development on Mack Avenue. -- Most importantly, it's Our Place. -- -- - A collaboration with LAAVU Design, Kyle Hoff, and Alex O'Dell Read Less
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In 2007, MACC Development began with a simple goal: to seek the physical and spiritual renewal of Detroit's 48214 community. The church began—and continues to thrive—on a compelling vision for discipleship and justice. In 2010, members of the church established MACC Development, a non-profit community development corporation, to oversee the brick and mortar efforts to revitalize and empower neighbors to experience dignity, value, purpose, and worth. MACC Development has since gone on to establish key community programs - MACC Lit, MACC Housing, MACC Sports, and MACC Legal - in response to our community's ideas.

In 2014, MACC and its community hired JMDD, LAAVU, and JJ's House to cast a vision and set a roadmap for transforming 7900 Mack, a vacant building in the neighborhood, into a community center. This new hub would include a coffee shop, laundromat, literacy center, legal clinic, pastor's workshop, center for community development, collaborative workspaces, an economic development engine, and serve as a cross-cultural community center and rallying point for the diverse communities for the 48214.
Client MACC Development
Client Rep Jonathan Demers—Executive Director (2012-2016)​​​​
Scope of Work Research, Strategy, Concept Design, Project Management
Project Type Economic Development, Real Estate Development
Role Project Co-Lead
Collaborators LAAVU—Design Architect, JJ's House—Builder, Kyle Hoff—Designer, Alex O’Dell—Designer​​​​​​​
Status Under construction, Scheduled to Open Summer 2017