This Week’s Find: Capitol Hill Church For Sale

by Mark Wellborn

This Week's Find: Capitol Hill Church For Sale: Figure 1
700 A Street NE

This Week's Find is, needless to say, not for the run-of-the-mill home buyer. The former home of the Unity of Washington church on Capitol Hill will likely draw interest from a select group, primarily developers with any eye to converting the property for a new use.

This Week's Find: Capitol Hill Church For Sale: Figure 2
Church Sanctuary

Located at 700 A Street NE (map) between Stanton Park and Lincoln Park, what will become of the church will depend on who buys it. Because it is zoned as R4*, the property could remain as a church, become a public school or be turned into three residences.

This Week's Find: Capitol Hill Church For Sale: Figure 3
Another view of the sanctuary

More details below.

  • Address: 700 A Street NE (map)
  • Price: $1.5 million
  • Bedrooms: N/A
  • Bathrooms: N/A
  • For more information, contact Richard Newton at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Marilyn Charity at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Photos courtesy Fritz Hubig of Washington Fine Properties -- Sales and Marketing for Richard Newton and Karen Nicholson.

*R4 -- Permits matter-of-right development of single-family residential uses (including detached, semi-detached, row dwellings, and flats), churches and public schools. For additional details, click here.

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  1. wdc said at 7:46 pm on Thursday February 24, 2011:
    700 A St NE is absolutely within the borders of the Historic District, which runs east along F Street NE out several more blocks past 7th. Still, I'll be interested to see what happens here. There's another church at 14th & Maryland Ave NE also on the market, which is just outside the historic district. We may start seeing more of these and some cool uses of them, which makes sense as most of the churches around here aren't populated by local residents these days.
  1. Mark Wellborn said at 7:50 pm on Thursday February 24, 2011:
    wdc, Thanks for catching. Correction made. Mark Wellborn Editor
  1. CR said at 10:06 pm on Thursday February 24, 2011:
    Residential units could be larger than 900 sf each. The 900 sf you reference in the zoning code refers to the area of the lot. For an apt conversion in R4, you divide lot area by 900 to get number of matter-of-right units. Property record says this lot is 2,923 sf, so 2,923/900 = 3 units. A developer could ask for zoning relief for more units, and might have to otherwise due to unique aspects of the property.
  1. Mark Wellborn said at 10:16 pm on Thursday February 24, 2011:
    Thanks, CR. Correction made Mark Wellborn Editor
  1. Laura said at 10:17 pm on Thursday February 24, 2011:
    I'd love to see Community Three do something with this. I feel like this would be right up their ally with the stuff they are doing at St. Monicas.
  1. zemenfes said at 6:50 pm on Tuesday March 1, 2011:
    i was wondering if you knew what the price was for 14th & Maryland Ave NE? if you do please send me the price. Thank You
  1. Khalid Mahmood said at 8:36 am on Sunday March 17, 2013:
    Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, one of the oldest muslim community in Washington DC is looking for a bigger place in DC especially near Capitol Hill.Our location now at 2141 Leroy place NW is becoming small for worshipper.Please help me find a new space www.muslimforlife.org www.muslimsforpeace.org 202-718-5608

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