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Contemporary Conversion in the Mission Closer to Reality

Contemporary Conversion in the Mission Closer to Reality

As we first reported back in 2015: “Two years ago, a fire damaged the home which shares the lot with the former Iglesia del Pacto Evangelico church at 856 Capp Street, between 23rd and 24th in the Mission. And in a move which could spark a few new flames,... Read More »

Mission District Iglesia on the Market, Positioned for Development

Mission District Iglesia on the Market, Positioned for Development

Purchased by Monte Sinai Iglesia De Dios for $180,000 in 1995, the former 5,500-square-foot garage at 2859 22nd Street has served as the church’s home since it was converted circa 1998. The church sits on a 4,750-square-foot Mission District parcel which is zoned for development up to 40 feet... Read More »

Big Plans to Transform Tenderloin Block Closer to Reality

Big Plans to Transform Tenderloin Block Closer to Reality

In the works since 2013, as we first reported at the time, the big plans to redevelop the Tenderloin parcel upon which the 27,000-square-foot Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist sits at 450 O’Farrell Street could be approved this week. While the original plans had called for completely razing the... Read More »

The Story behind This $350K Over Asking Sale in West Oakland

The Story behind This $350K Over Asking Sale in West Oakland

Built as a duplex in the early 1900s, the two-story West Oakland building at 960-962 16th Street was subsequently converted into the House of Prayer Church of God with a parsonage on the second floor. Purchased for $367,000 in April 2014, the then-church was re-converted into a two-unit residential... Read More »

Bigger Plans to Transform This Tenderloin Block and Local Icon

Bigger Plans to Transform This Tenderloin Block and Local Icon

The Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist has been working on plans to redevelop the Tenderloin parcel upon which their 27,000-square-foot church sits, as we first reported back in 2013. As originally envisioned, the existing church and boarded-up storefronts at 450-474 O’Farrell Street were to be completely razed and a... Read More »

OMG!  Another Church on the Market for $3.2M

OMG! Another Church on the Market for $3.2M

The Gethsemane Church of God in Christ at 240 Page Street is on the market for $3.2 million. While the 5,500-square-foot church is historically protected, the interior of the Hayes Valley building can be redesigned and reconfigured and it’s zoned for residential use(s) and redevelopment. The Church of God... Read More »

Let There Be Housing, Parking Be Damned

Let There Be Housing, Parking Be Damned

Speaking of redeveloping a (one-time) church, a public hearing to review the plans for converting the Spanish Colonial Oakland church and school at 1638 47th Avenue into 60 apartments will be held by the City’s Planning Commission next week. As proposed by Riaz Inc. and designed by Artthaus, the... Read More »

Plans For 12-Story Building Could Transform A Tenderloin Block

Plans For 12-Story Building Could Transform A Tenderloin Block

Having been banned from the church for being disruptive, a protester has been stationed outside the Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist’s building at 450 O’Farrell Street on a near daily basis for over a year, accusing the Church of having turned a blind eye to the boarded-up property it... Read More »