Last month Dominion Church International, the church most recently inhabiting the triangular block at Dallas St. and Telephone Rd. holding Eastwood’s former EpiscopalÂ Church of the Redeemer, finally sold the land after putting it up on the market last August.Â A couple of readers tell Swamplot that Nextdoor is abuzz with the claim that Mir Azizi‘s company Caspian Enterprises, which bought the property, plans to turn it into some sort of lofts or apartments. Caspian does have something of a habit of splitting up old buildings into residential units; a permit for some interior wall teardownsÂ in the church was issued last month, but no formal announcements have been made about what the site’ll become.
A document filed with the county transfers the rooftop lease to the new owner for that T-mobile cellularÂ relayÂ visible atop the church’s belltower); CaspianÂ has already gotten permission to knock down the complex’sÂ parsonage, however:
The 1950-or-thereabouts church complex was taken over in the 1960s by reverend Graham Pulkingham,Â a couple decades prior to his suspension from ministry and unrelated sudden death in a supermarket. The main buildings on the propertyÂ were estimated to need between 5 and 7 million dollars of repairs and renovations to be brought back up to city habitability standards when the Church of the Redeemer congregation sold the church in 2011; Dominion moved in around 2014, and appears to have movedÂ out some time this spring to a nearby address alongÂ I-45.
- Previously on Swamplot:Â Briefly Redeemed Church of the Redeemer Buildings Back Up for Grabs in Eastwood;Â Eastwood Church of the Redeemer Likely To Be Redeemed for Vacant Lot