A new condominium is one step closer to fruition on the site of a vacant lot and historic church at the corner of 10th and V Streets. Sorg and Associates passed the deadline to accept general contractor bids this week for the Logic Project, a 37-unit condo that will build out the empty lot and convert the church; public records say the church will be converted into office space.
Scheduled to break ground the first quarter of 2012, the plan is for a six-story, 37 unit condo building at 2105 and 2107 10th Street. The site is owned by architect Suman Sorg and is listed under the name Morning Bright LLC, one of the former names of the Baptist church. Built in 1896 by Paul J. Pelz (who also designed Healy Hall and contributed to the Library of Congress), the church has been called a handful of names, including Seventh Day, Trinity Methodist, Zion Church, True Deliverance Church of God, and Morning Bright Baptist Church. The church was abandoned in 1992.Though Nikki Sorg, Director of Business Development - and "Vice Chairperson" for the Board of Zoning Adjustment - was mum about details of the project, she confirmed that the church is being restored. Sorg acquired the property in 2003 for $1,300,000 and has performed some remediation work to the badly deteriorating church.
Hamel Builders is among the general contractors competing for the job. "It's a nice building that will feature market rate quality units," said a project estimator for the company. "I think it would be a major impact for the community."
The Logic Project is an addition to the handful of Sorg designs in the area, which include The Visio and Murano, two condo projects on 10th Street between V and W Streets, the Solea, as well as The Beauregard, 49 unit condominium at 2100 11th Street, both of which were developed by Robertson Development.
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