A nearly 100-year-old church, located at 5801 Sand Point Way NE, sold to Seattle Children’s Hospital for $17 million. The hospital purchased the church from the Center for Spiritual Living, which has been operating at the facility for nearly 25 years.
The sale came after the church approached Seattle Children’s about the hospital’s potential interest in the property, according to a press release. The release also stated that the hospital won’t be tearing down the property but instead using it for facilities for staff as well as community classes, training and development.
The hospital currently uses the center’s parking lot, which includes 189 stalls. The center sits on 4.4 acres and has an almost 50,000 square feet of auditorium, classroom and meeting space.
“Given the close proximity of the center’s campus to many of our existing sites, and the growth in our training programs we anticipate over the next few years, purchasing the property presents a tremendous opportunity for Seattle Children’s,” said Dr. Jeff Sperring, chief executive officer at Seattle Children’s in the release. “We look forward to using the space for the educational enrichment of our staff and the community.”
While not finalized, potential programs and classes for the facility include the hospital’s Nurse Residency Program, Learning and Simulation Center, CPR and Pediatric Advanced Life Support classes, according to the release.
“The sale of our campus to Seattle Children’s is a perfect example of the greatest Good for all coming to fruition,” said Center for Spiritual Living’s Spiritual Director, Kathianne Lewis, DD in the release.
The church will continue to lease back the space from Seattle Children’s for up to 18 months, according to the release, and Seattle Children’s will use the parking lot and conference space in the meantime. The hospital will also be installing necessary equipment for the facility as well.