Monday, April 3, 2017

Children's Hospital Purchases Sand Point Way Church, Learn More At Informational Open House Tomorrow

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Children's Hospital has recently purchased the Center For Spiritual Living campus located at 5801 Sand Point Way, for  $16,992,850.

Tomorrow at 7pm the public is invited to an informational open house at the Church to learn more and have questions answered.

The Hospital purchased the property on March 24th and will reportedly use it for classes, lectures and meetings and not for office space as the site is zoned for spiritual and educational purposes.   

The Center for Spiritual Living purchased the property in 1992 for $1,500,000 from the Fifteenth Church of Christ, Scientist.  King County assessed the total value of the property, parcel ##102504-9006, at $27,314,500. The three buildings on the property total 70, 292 square feet.

In 2007 a 35,000 square foot new 2 story addition and renovation was undertaken, which included a  new larger building with a 1200 seat auditorium, classrooms and meeting spaces under Permit #605930.  The campus also has three portables. 

Here is the Open House invitation published by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods:
The Center for Spiritual Living and Seattle Children's Hospital invite you to an open house, at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall, regarding Seattle Children's  purchase of the Center for Spiritual Living campus.

On March 27, Seattle Children's took possession of the Center for Spiritual Living's campus. In honoring the Center's covenant that is currently in place, Seattle Children's will use the existing facilities for staff and community classes, training and development.

The Center has called this campus home for almost 25 years.  They will lease the space back from Seattle Children's for up to 18 months while they determine where they will locate next.

During this time, Seattle Children's will use the Center for parking and conference space, and will install equipment needed to use the facility for training events and educational meetings.

Please join us to learn more and have your questions answered. No RSVP required.

Children's posted this press release:

Seattle Children’s Purchases the Center for Spiritual Living’s Campus

The center’s campus is located on 4.4 acres of land, and includes nearly 50,000 square feet of auditorium, classroom and meeting space, as well as 189 parking stalls that Seattle Children’s currently uses.

“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. “We look forward to using the space for the educational enrichment of our staff and the community.”

While specific details are still being developed, Seattle Children’s programs and classes that may be located at the center include the hospital’s Nurse Residency Program, Learning and Simulation Center, CPR and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) classes.

“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. “The needs of our community have been shifting as Seattle has grown, it’s been harder for our congregants to get here, and so our online presence and participation has experienced tremendous growth through Livestream and social media platforms. Center for Spiritual Living has had five homes and five Spiritual Directors in its nearly 100 years. We are excited to continue our legacy as a place for all people to find connection to the Divine, and look forward to exploring new ways to facilitate that connection in our changing world. Our greatest Good, and that of Seattle Children’s is truly being served here.”

The Center for Spiritual Living, nearing its 100th birthday, has called its current campus home for almost 25 years. As it determines where it will locate next, the center will lease the space back from Seattle Children’s for up to 18 months. During this time, Seattle Children’s will use the center for parking and conference space, and will install equipment needed to use the facility for training events and educational meetings.

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