Scripture Cathedral Church Bought by Developers

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9th and O St, NW

Washington Business Journal reports:

“A partnership of Four Points LLC and The Warrenton Group LLC has the 16,000-square-foot Scripture Cathedral Church at 810 O St. NW under contract, two sources close to the deal tell me.”

I’ve always liked the church’s huge stained glass front.

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  • GOOD – less hassle and opposition to those wanting to open bars and restaurants serving alcohol – and less parking/traffic issues on Sundays. Adios!

    • I hear you on the parking issue… however, with Citymarket at O opening soon, plus Jefferson Apartments, etc., parking in this area is only gonna get a whole lot worse.

    • hooray for kicking out the long time church goers so you can park your BMW… pizza for everybody! #shameful

      • “kicking out”?

        where did you come up with that?

      • “The property, currently owned by Scripture Church of Christ, is a block north of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. It has an assessed value of $6.9 million”

        i’d take that kind of “kicking out”.
        and bmw parking? have you seen the kinds of cars the leaders of churches in this area drive? please.

    • Haha, and you wonder why long-time residents hate you

  • This area is literally exploding with development.

    • You literally just used “literally” incorrectly.

    • Look at the Tags on a Sunday in front or in proximity of the church.they will be mostly from out of town and double parked.there are at least (other than Shiloh) 2-3 more active churches in the inmediate area .If I recall, Shilos objection were turned down because almost werefrom non DC residents. Attending a church as a non resident does not give you a voice more powerfull than the residents of the comunity

  • I guess I always noticed the huge window and never noticed the name on the church. Did this church actually fight bars / alcohol sales in the area?

  • Any idea what they’re going to do with all of that stained glass?

    • +1. Would be a difficult salvage job, but well worth the effort. Would love to have my hands on some of it, too.

      • PRAISE THE LORD! This church fought that little vegetarian place on its alcohol license for ages – not sure if the resto got it in the end (but it’s gone now). The attitude parking was obnoxious, regard for residents none, the pastor or whomever had an army of hummers and tinted SUVs – the congregation is PG co and other MD suburbs, treating DC like its parking lot.

        • vegetate? they got their license. but wasn’t it Shiloh that fought them?
          and shiloh still fights anything that resembles gentrification.

      • only worth the effort if it would have a new home. otherwise it’s not particularly good stained glass work.

        could make nice bathroom tile for some “luxury condos” though.

  • damn damn damn….

  • anyone know what the timeline looks like?

  • Does this include the parking lot on the east side of the church? I hope so, surface parking lots are not part of an urban fabric.

    • No, at least not according to the WBJ article:
      “But we hear that the church property would likely be part of a mixed-use development, assuming the developers can acquire some adjacent parcels, including a D.C.-owned vacant lot at Eighth and O streets.”

  • This is a big win for the neighborhood – more development that will be used throughout the week, and right next to the O St market too. The church will make enough to build a replacement pretty much anywhere they want.

  • It figures no one who’s posted actually knows anything about the Church or its parishioners.

    • Yes, probably because most of the members of the church live in Maryland so how would neighbors know them?

  • Hideous building. On that score alone, this is a win.

  • I have lived within shouting distance of this church for 15 years. They have been inconsiderate, unfriendly, ugly blot on the neighborhood. Buh-bye!

  • Good riddance!

  • Sold for 10.5 million dollars!

  • it’s so heart warming to read about so many of you who feel elated about the scripture cathedral moving i would like to invite each one of you this coming Sunday to celebrate with us. 11:00 am Sunday morning

  • From my understanding the church will be here another 3-5 years. Sorry!!!!!!!!

  • From my understanding the Phantom is his sons, he travels by helicopter and has a Gulfstream. U guys need to update your information.

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