It's not unusual to hear about church conversions — but how about a church-led castle conversion?
As reported by Capitol Hill Corner, plans are in the works to redevelop the visual landmark Blue Castle at 8th and M Streets SE (map). According to ANC 6B commissioner Kirsten Oldenburg, castle owner National Community Church plans to turn the property into an auditorium and childcare center.
While no timeline has been revealed, the redevelopment will take place in phases. The first phase would deliver an auditorium with at least 900 seats to host Sunday church services and which will also be available for the community to rent during the week.
Later phases would deliver a child development center and various other community amenities. The Blue Castle previously operated as a streetcar barn and as a home to two charter schools. The church has owned the building since 2014.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the-future-of-navy-yards-blue-castle/14512.
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
If you make your way through downtown Bethesda, it seems like there is a new project ... read »
A year ago, UrbanTurf reported on plans for a grocery store that was looking to open ... read »
With news this week that the Lerner family will not be selling DC's baseball team, it... read »
Today, UrbanTurf is taking a look around DC to see where home sellers are reducing pr... read »
The late senator's Spring Valley home has hit the market, and new photos offer a look... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro