First United Methodist is selling part of its downtown campus.
Located across the street from the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, First United Methodist Church of Orlando currently occupies a property that spans two city blocks. The current pastor has just announced that they intend to list a one-acre parcel on Jackson Street for sale or for a ground lease.
“The decision to list this piece of property has been made following a great deal of prayer, discussion, and support from the congregants. It’s a way for us to honor our legacy, while also embracing our future. In taking a look at all we’ve been blessed with in Orlando, selling or ground leasing this parcel will ensure First United Methodist Church is being a good steward of our resources, putting us in a better position to minister to the community, while maximizing the use of existing properties.”– REVEREND DR. VANCE RAINS, LEAD PASTOR
The property, located at 42 E. Jackson Street [GMap], is tucked away behind the Grand Bohemian Hotel and currently hosts two buildings that are connected by a second-floor crosswalk, as seen below. It currently serves as the Wesley Early Learning and Family Center for infants to children of four years of age.
First United Methodist intends to keep the property at 142 E. Jackson Street [GMap] where their sanctuary, ministry, and educational offices will continue to operate.
The price for the property is not public at this time but interested parties can contact Matt Messier at Foundry Commercial for more information at [email protected].