Posts Tagged ‘churches’

H Street NE Church Sold; Could Become Restaurant, Bank, or Condos

In yet another sign of changing times on the H Street NE corridor, a church there has been sold and could soon be converted to a restaurant, a bank, or condominiums.
A Northern Virginia investment partnership, going by the name of Carderock Investments, closed the purchase last week of the St. John's Church of God at 1301 [...]

Church Flight on Capitol Hill!

Another church building flips! After 1350 Maryland Avenue NE, the Peoples Church on Barracks Row, and 700 A Street NE either went on the market or have sold, the congregation of Mount Joy Baptist Church at 514-518 4th Street SE is lighting out for Prince Georges County. Altus Realty Partners–the same company that's doing 20-condominium [...]

The Godly Urbanist Impulse

So it turns out that the building that initially spurred my interest in religious real estate–Faith Bible Church (Remixed) at 1350 Maryland Avenue NE–didn't fit into the story I ultimately ended up writing, which looks at about churches getting back into the housing business. But I did attend services Saturday night with the little congregation, [...]

Houses of the Lord: The biggest producer of new affordable housing in D.C.? God.

Walking into the Temple of Praise near the end of a service is like lifting the lid of a tea kettle: The energy inside the Southern Avenue SE church is so intense, with worshipers dancing and wailing and fainting in the aisles, that it seems like it could boil over at any minute. Even when [...]

Divine Opportunities

Last week, a Morning Links post featured an old church on Maryland Avenue NE that had recently gone up for sale. It's apparently still being used by Faith Bible Church, but realtor Nick Deoudes says the building's in bad condition, and probably shouldn't be saved. The land is being offered at $3.2 million, and Deoudes [...]

Lower Barracks Row to Get Religion, Coffee

A few weeks ago, JDLand noticed that the National Community Church–which currently operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse at 2nd and F Streets NE–had picked up the old Miles Glass building on 8th and Virginia Avenue SE for $3.5 million. Since then, there's pretty much been radio silence from Church leaders, as they went through "visioning charettes" to [...]

Church Got Lots of Empty Land? Build Housing.

On Monday, St. Martin's Church at North Capitol and T Streets NE will officially open its new residential development, The Summit at St. Martin's, with 178 units of affordable housing, 51 of them reserved for formerly homeless people who graduated from transitional housing programs. St. Martin's couldn't have done it without $11 million in low [...]