A large commercial site that has been mostly sitting empty for nearly a decade in west Louisville, Colorado may soon be partially redeveloped as a church.
The retail chain Sam’s Club closed down its 125,000 square foot outlet at 550 S. McCaslin Boulevard during the depths of the Great Recession in early 2010.
Now the Louisville-based Ascent Community Church has announced plans to purchase the property, transforming half of the building space into a church, with the rest of the structure to be used in a partnership for restaurant and retail development.
The church has previously rented out space in the one-time store for services.
The youth-oriented Ascent Community Church is one of the region’s fastest-growing churches with as many as 1,500 worshippers attending services weekly at two separate locations.
The McCaslin Boulevard structure was built in 1999 and is part of a larger 13-acre parcel.
Although the purchase price for the building has not been publicly disclosed, the structure was earlier listed for around $9 million.
By Garry Boulard
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