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Friday, April 18, 2008

Re: Church to Become Condos?

posted by on April 18 at 17:17 PM

As I posted earlier this week, the Medhane Alem Church on 13th and Olive has been sold.

I just talked to the real estate agent again, and while he would not give information about the buyer, he did confirm that the site will no longer be a church.

That is all.

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Posted by skye | April 18, 2008 5:37 PM

Maybe it's a synagogue ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 18, 2008 5:41 PM

Once Mars Hill hits their sex or money scandal, they should be able to convert their real estate holdings in a similar manner.

Posted by Tiktok | April 18, 2008 5:41 PM

It'll be prime taxable real estate now.

Posted by pox | April 18, 2008 5:59 PM

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.

Posted by Hey wait | April 18, 2008 5:59 PM

One down, so many left to go...

Posted by COMTE | April 18, 2008 6:00 PM

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.

Posted by Dougsf | April 18, 2008 6:14 PM

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.

Posted by RainMan | April 18, 2008 7:30 PM

Oh who cares, seriously. I'm so tired of the anti-condo whine.

Posted by Mike in Pioneer Square | April 18, 2008 8:11 PM

I care not for christard gathering places. Give me 5 megacondos for every church shut down. That's real progress.

Posted by summabits | April 18, 2008 10:05 PM

you talk about condos like mccarthy talked about communists.

Posted by boring | April 19, 2008 2:59 AM

More places to live, more taxes to collect, and one less annoying church. Seems like Seattle won this round.

Posted by Giffy | April 19, 2008 7:13 AM

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.

Posted by -B- | April 19, 2008 11:13 AM

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.

Posted by Daddy Jeff | April 19, 2008 4:38 PM

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