10,000sf Historic Church - Destination Weddings or Micro Distillery

Retail-Commercial for Lease
Catylist Listing ID: 30839270
Property Subtypes: Free-Standing Building, Mixed Use, Restaurant, Street Retail, Tavern/Bar/Nightclub, Other
Contiguous Space: 10,819 SF
Building Size (RSF): 10,819 SF
Gross Land Area: 0.40 - 0.60 Acres
Lease Rate: $6 - 12 PSF (Annual)
Base Monthly Rent: $5,409 - 10,819
Lease Types: Modified Gross, Net Lease, NNN, Other
Ceiling: 25 ft.
Building Name: Church at 1st & Ormsby
Usable Size (USF): 10,000 SF
Last Updated: 11/16/2023

Overview / Comments

Historic church in Old Louisville looking for an inspired tenant to utilize its unique charm and original features to present an enhanced consumer experience to its visitors & guests. This property was formerly used as a church and has since been vacant and recently restored to maximize its original characteristics and historic value.

This is a perfect location to host destination weddings, feature a unique micro-brewery or distillery, restaurant, retail space, coffee shop, yoga/meditation classes, spiritual retreats, music classes, etc. The possibilities are endless and will leave visitors with a lasting impression and desire to return.

Feature your business in a historic space waiting for a modern use and development to carry on its intended purpose of impactful gatherings.

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Suite: 110 10,819 SF $6 - 12 PSF (Annual) Net Lease,NNN,Modified Gross,Other
Space Available: 10,819 SF
Lease Rate: $6 - 12 PSF (Annual)
$5,409 - 10,819 (Monthly)
Lease Type: Net Lease,NNN,Modified Gross,Other
Space Description: This is a historic and stunning piece of history in the heart of Old Louisville, at the block of 1st & Ormsby. This landmark church features 10,819sf of unique & historic architecture with its original charm & character throughout. The prominent entrance to the "sanctuary" is located on Ormsby Ave with a foyer area featuring a men's & women's restroom with 3+ fixtures / each (capacity of 500+). The foyer contains a stairwell to the choir loft overlooking the original organ pipes; one of few left in existence and sought after. Original light fixtures and stained glass features have been professionally restored for historic impact. Furthermore, the authentic curved pews, large Altar area, exposed brick, grandiose size and radiating sound, make for an unforgettable gathering/experience.

The sanctuary is connected by a side-foyer turret (with its own double door entrance on Ormsby) and leads to either a "groom's dressing room/lounge". For the brides, or a second host preparation area, there is a private dressing room connected to a large parlor/lounge equipped with a full bathroom, walk-in shower and private entrance.

The massive reception area boasts a wooden arched ceiling (approx. 25' in height) previously used as an indoor gymnasium. There are multiple spacious gathering rooms with divisible doors, including a grand hall (original cafeteria) connected to an industrial-size kitchen, ideal for catering. Eventually guests make their way outside through French glass doors onto the newly constructed patio with a professionally maintained garden displaying a rose-flowered pergola with mature trees for ample shading and a captivating courtyard. The stunning outdoor setting is perfect for outdoor events/weddings with fireplaces, furniture and privacy.
Space Subcategory: Mixed Use, Flex Space
Date Available: 5/1/2023
Space Type: New
Conference Rooms: 3
Offices 2
Kitchen Yes
Equity Lease Yes
Parking Spaces 6
Tax Expenses $5,861 PSF (Annual)
Operating Expenses $15,000 PSF (Annual)
CAM Expenses $2,000 PSF (Annual)
Rent Escalators Other
Rent Escalators Description Negotiable. Owner is open to exploring different options.
Rent Concession Negotiable.
Tenant Improvements Allowance $2
Moving Allowance $0
Lease Buyout Allowance $0

Additional Details

Nearest MSA: Louisville/Jefferson County
County: Jefferson
Taxing Authority: Louisville Metro & Jefferson County
Tax ID/APN: 032F01440000
Zoning: TNZD - Traditional Neighborhood Zoning District
Retail Clientele: General, Family, Business, Traveler, Tourist, Recreation, Other
Property Located Between: SDF & UofL on 1st & Ormsby
Property Visibility: Good
Largest Nearby Street: 1st Street
Feet of Frontage: 150
Traffic/Vehicle Count: 3,295
Highway Access: Located off I-65 between the Watterson Expressway and spaghetti junction downtown.
Airports: Louisville International (SDF), Bowman Field (KLOU)
Site Description: Cleared corner lot on the corner of 1st & Ormsby.
Area Description: Old Louisville Historic district neighborhood, amongst some of Louisville's favorite & prominent historic homes.
Tenancy: Single Tenant
Total Number of Buildings: 1
Number of Stories: 1
Typical SF / Floor: 10,000 SF
Property Condition: Good
Year Built: 1921
Year Renovated: 2022
Roof Type: Other
Construction/Siding: Brick
Exterior Description: The property is secured by a privacy fence and features a newly constructed patio/deck with a professionally maintained garden displaying a rose-flowered trellis with mature trees for ample shading and scenery. The absorbing outdoor setting is perfect for outdoor events/weddings with fireplaces, furniture and privacy.
Total Parking Spaces: 6
Parking Type: Surface
Parking Description: Gravel lot in rear of property with separate fence for security.
Sprinklers: None
Heat Type: Electricity, Natural Gas, Space Heaters, Other
Heat Source: Central, Radiant, Other
Air Conditioning: Other
Internet Access: Other
Interior Description: The building has a massive sanctuary, multiple foyer entrances, several rooms of various sizes and a massive indoor reception area with 25'+ ceiling height and a former industrial kitchen.
Zoning Description: According to Louisville Metro Development Code Book, this property is TNZD with a special Old Louisville/Limerick provision.
Lot Frontage: 150'
Lot Depth: 180'
Water Service: Municipal
Sewer Type: Municipal
Easements Description: None known.
Legal Description: See recorded deed.

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Median Age: 32.33 35.22 36.75
Households: 11,131 63,620 136,673


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Alexandria Bolton

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