Chris Laurent, Cinnaire Solutions President, recently joined Chris Holman, founder and CEO of the Michigan Business Network, for a virtual conversation about the Allen Place Project in Lansing, MI. After more than 21 years of providing food and health related service to Lansing resident, the Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC) is undertaking a major rebuild. Cinnaire Solutions and ANC have partnered to raise a total of $11 million to support the project, resulting in the creation of 14 full-time jobs. Since 2018, Cinnaire Solutions, the in-house development affiliate of Cinnaire, has partnered with ANC Holdings, LLC, to generate funding and bring about this comprehensive development project. Cinnaire has invested $5.9 million to support the rehabilitation and significant expansion of the ANC to create Allen Place, a project at the intersection of food, health, housing and energy innovation. Cinnaire Lending provided a $300,000 predevelopment loan to support the vital first steps toward making this project a reality.
In part 1 of the interview, Chris talks about Cinnaire Solutions involvement in the project as well as our partnership with the Allen Neighborhood Center. Joan Nelson, Executive Director of ANC, shares her perspective on the project in part two.
In part 3 of the interview, Chris talks to Brandie Ekren, Executive Director of Strategic Planning for the Lansing Board of Water and Light about their involvement in the Allen Place Project.
Click here to view the video interview featuring Chris Holman, Chris Laurent and Joan Nelson.