Church to Condo Conversion Development Trending Up in the District
There was an interesting article in the Washington Post yesterday that focused on the challenge of converting a historic church property into condos. While church to condo conversions have been happening throughout the District — with some project being more successful than others — I suspect that we’ll see our share of them in the Columbia Heights/Petworth area in the near future.
One property I’ve definitely had my eye on is the old Rona Baptist Church building at 13th and Monroe streets, NW. It’s been for sale for quite a while now and is currently home to Grace Meridian Hill Church. Several years ago there had been some discussion about converting the old Methodist church on Columbia Road between 14th and 15th streets into housing as well.
Closer to home, the old Pittman church building on Morton Street just east of Sherman was recently converted into condos with new infill construction along Sherman Avenue as part of the development.
Below is a video that was made of the developer of Morton Street Mews, where he talks about his project and the church.
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