ZOMG CONDOS!!! RUN!
Maybe it's a synagogue ...
Once Mars Hill hits their sex or money scandal, they should be able to convert their real estate holdings in a similar manner.
It'll be prime taxable real estate now.
Hey wait, don't forget that this sale includes the parking lots behind the church. That's most of the value of this land.
Renovating anything (especially a poorly maintained church [how well maintained was it?]) is very expensive.
One down, so many left to go...
I'm not a church goer, but I appreciate the services that some churches offer to the community. In all my years on the hill, I never really noticed this church doing much of anything. Did they? AA meetings don't count.
I live very close to the soon to be ex-church. No doubt luxury condos aimed at gazillionaires will be put up, just like the rest that are springing up like fungus around this city. Rich yuppies--there goes the neighborhood.
Oh who cares, seriously. I'm so tired of the anti-condo whine.
I care not for christard gathering places. Give me 5 megacondos for every church shut down. That's real progress.
you talk about condos like mccarthy talked about communists.
More places to live, more taxes to collect, and one less annoying church. Seems like Seattle won this round.
Nothing new! There are a few churches that have become condos here. There is a synagogue across the street from me that became condos in the 80's and won design awards when converted. A church or old school has better architecture than most poorly built condos anyway so it is no big deal. It is just a building being saved. What else would it become a dance club. Probably not Seattle would not let that happen again.
My house is a block from the church. This church has been poorly maintained and in recent years has given little back to the neighborhood. There have been several Townhouse projects in the neighborhood - some good and some not so great. We have a bunch of Apartment buildings being built in upper Pike-Pike. Then we have a few unbuilt Condo buildings that are up for sale or stalled due to the economy.
I'm waiting to see the proposal for this project - whatever it may turn out to be.
In order to combat spam, we are no longer accepting comments on this post (or any post more than 45 days old).