Charleston church gets two months to come up with $1.6 million
Redeemer Presbyterian Church will have almost two months to prove it can match a $1.6 million offer to buy the historic church that it has been using at 43 Wentworth St.
If it can, then the historic Greek Revival church won’t be converted into a home, as planned.
Charleston City Council was set to review a zoning variance tonight that allowed the property to be converted into a mixture of residential and office use, but it did not because of a compromise negotiated just moments before the meeting.
City Councilman Blake Hallman said that deal would give Redeemer until Sept. 11 to prove it can raise the $1.6 million to buy the former Methodist church property that it has been renting since 2006. If Redeemer cannot, then Hallman said he would agree not to challenge the Board of Zoning Appeals’ June decision to allow the conversion of the property.
That would allow Charleston businesswoman Nancy Snowden to move forward with the purchase. Hallman said Snowden accepted the compromise.
Read more in tomorrow’s Post and Courier.