Six townhouses coming to former Christian Street church site

September 13, 2018

The site of the former Christian Street Baptist Church in Philadelphia’s Bella Vista neighborhood.

By Staff

Philadelphia’s Zoning Board of Adjustment approved variances on Wednesday for the former Christian Street Baptist Church site, allowing the new owner of the Bella Vista lot to build six townhouses where the 1890s church stood.

The vote means MRR Investments Inc. — the property’s new owner — can proceed with developing 1020-24 Christian St. The company purchased the former church site on July 26 for $1.5 million after developer Ori Feibush transferred his agreement of sale with the church.

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