Already, over 10 churches in Washington, D.C., have converted to housing or some other uses, as seen in Morton Street Mews and The LINE DC. Now, it looks like a church in Alexandria, Virginia, may see the same fate.
Alexandria Times reports that there are plans to demolish the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Alexandria’s West End by 2021 in order to replace it with 113 multi-family affordable units. A new, 5,000-square-foot church is also planned. Located at 2280 N. Beauregard Street, the units will be for households who make 40 to 60 percent of the area median income.
There are also plans for 28 parking spaces for the 140-seat chapel and 84 spaces for the residential building.
According to Alexandria Times, the city council has set aside $4.3 million for the project in the FY2018 budget. The Housing Trust Fund account is also expected to add $4.1 million.
• Affordable housing project revitalizes local church [Alexandria Times]
• Every church conversion in Washington, D.C., mapped [Curbed DC]