City Church to Become Condos?
posted by April 17 at 12:51 PMon
13th and Olive
The Medhane Alem Evangelical Ethiopian Church, just a few blocks away from Cal Anderson Park, has been sold.
The sign in front of the church advertises the space as a great location to build condos and townhomes, and that’s just what might be coming to the neighborhood.
It’s unclear who purchased the 19,000 square foot property, which is valued at about $1.25 million by the King County Assessor’s Office. The real estate agent handling the sale would not divulge who purchased the property, but he did say papers were just signed yesterday.
According to Ed Park—who ran a counseling service out of Medhane Alem before the the the church relocated to a new space near Rainier Beach—the congregation had outgrown the space and the property was put up for sale. “I know they preferred for a church to buy from them,” Park says. “But [condos were] kind of their fall back if there wasn’t a church that would step up.”