We told you HERE in May 2020 that the South Street Ministry Church property at 2113 E. South Street [GMap] was in the sights of someone proposing to build a multi-phased development with roughly 31 new townhomes on the site. That project is still awaiting final approvals but the church will be staying no matter what.

2113 E. South Street, LLC purchased the 4.82-acre church and education property just east of downtown Orlando for $2.65 million as the City reviews their Planned Development application. 

Stirling International Real Estate Brokers John Kurtz, CCIM and Roger Soderstrom, Jr. representing the property, said the firm recently entered into a contract to sell 3.87 acres of the site to Surrey Homes USA who plans to construct nine single-family Craftsman-style homes and 31 townhomes with rear-entry garages served by alleyways.  

The development plan submitted by the engineering team of CPH headed by Javier Omana calls for the school buildings on the property to be razed, but for the existing church sanctuary and fellowship hall to remain, as well as several of the older trees. The church will be donated to a local non-denominational worship group.

Our strategy includes investing more than $250,000 in the existing Spanish/Mediterranean-style church sanctuary and fellowship hall on the remaining acre and gifting them to our H20 church family,” said Kurtz. 

As a long-time member of the Orlando Downtown Community, H2O Church is thrilled to be part of this new developing community in the Historic Milk District. We are looking forward to serving and blessing the surrounding community,” said Pastor Jim Poorman of H20 Church.

Committee and Planning Board reviews should be completed by late summer and construction of the new homes is estimated to get underway by the end of this year.  

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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  1. I visit the grounds often, but normally no one is on site. I saw in the pics that the pews were removed. Are they coming back later? Are the plans for the Fellowship Hall or Sanctuary available? I would love to be involved, but I am not a youngster anymore. I am a great office worker.

    1. Hi Joanne, you can follow along on H2O’s Facebook page! We often update there and include pictures of future plans and request help for our work days 🙂

  2. I saw yesterday that all the stained glass windows that were removed are now back in. It looks so much better already to not have all the windows boarded up. I can’t wait to see how it looks when they are done