A portion of the site where Bay Ridge’s beloved “Green Church” once stood is now being sold as a development site, reports the Brooklyn Reporter.
In 2015, there was hope that the long dormant site would would finally be redeveloped, however a decade after the United Methodist Church, nicknamed the Green Church, was demolished, the future of the final vacant portion of the site remains in question.
Per the Brooklyn Reporter, a “For Sale” sign first surfaced on the fence of the construction site at 364 Ovington Avenue in Bay Ridge around late March. Members of Community Board 10 have been hit with questions about the lot, and they too are wondering why the lot is suddenly up for sale.
The Green Church was razed in 2008 and the site was slated to be transformed into a housing development with market-rate units, however, that plan was halted as a result of the collapse of the housing market. In 2015, construction workers broke ground on the site, reportedly gearing up to build an elementary school and a smaller church. The plot of land that is now being sold was where the church was to be constructed.
The parcel of land is looking to sell for somewhere around $5.9 million.