Earlier this year, we told you about a proposed development on the northeast corner of 19th and Fitzwater Sts., where the building occupied by the Mt. Olive AME Church has stood for over a century. As we told you at the time, the developer who recently purchased the church proposed demolishing it, and replacing it with five new construction single-family with parking. Here’s a look at the church from a few months ago:
In the past
The developer received approval from the ZBA a few weeks back, and demolition began this week. Take a look:
Looking through the trees
Unobstructed view of the carnage in progress
Slightly different angle
Pile of twisted metal
View from the east
Back in January, we weren’t sure of the developer for this project. Since then, we’ve learned that the developers are Michael Carosella and his brother Mario, the folks from C&R Building Supply. They are also the same developers who did a similar project a block away, tearing down a church and building new homes at 20th & Fitzwater.
New construction homes at 20th and Fitzwater Sts.
The 19th & Fitzwater homes will look similar, though they will be a little wider and have different color bays than their predecessors. They will, similarly, have parking in the rear.
We imagine they will also, similarly, sell before construction is finished.