About 5700 Ranelagh Rd
The former Beacon Baptist Church includes two land parcels, totaling 2.14 acres (one parcel is a vacant lot). The improved lot includes the church and a house, formerly used for ministry. The church, built in the '50s, includes a 300-seat sanctuary with step-down baptistry, office, narthex, and restrooms on the upper level. The baptistry is located behind the pulpit, and has stairway access from the rear entrance foyer. On the lower level is a fellowship hall, nursery, three classrooms, and storage. Both levels include plenty of natural sunlight. Suggested improvements to the church would include updating restrooms and adding a warming kitchen. The house is a two-level cinder block structure with a large multi-purpose room and several smaller rooms. Although the roof was replaced in approximately 2015, the building needs considerable work to make is usable. The house is not including in showings, but can be viewed by special request.
Because the property is2.14 acres, there may be the potential to expand the existing building, build new, or subdivide the land and create two separate building lots, which could be sold, should a buyer wish to attempt to generate income. There is an engineer mark-up included with the photos on this webpage. The markup is a concept only, and is not guaranteed or warranted in any way. Potential buyers should consult a civil engineer as part of their due diligence, should they wish to pursue subdivision. The seller makes no representations about zoning, use, or buildability.
The church is heated with an oil-fired boiler, and the sanctuary is cooled via fans and window units. There has been a water issue in the lower level, where a plugged exterior drain in a below-grade exterior door would allow water to accumulate and, on occasion, seep under the door. The owner installed a sump pump, but sump pumps fail when the power goes out. A more reliable solution would be to cover the entrance with a canopy/vestibule/Bilco doors or to close it off completely. The property is served by public water and sewer, though at one time would have had a well and septic. Parking is partially paved and graveled; it is not striped. All chattels convey with the sale. Chattels include shed, pianos, organ, tables, chairs, nursery and classroom furniture, and kitchen items. Property sold as is; not available for lease.
The property is ideally located for a congregation whose members come from a variety of locations. The property has easy access to I-95, Route 7, and Route 40. From the property's location in White Marsh, driving time from Rosedale is 15 minutes, Towson 20 minutes, Bel Air 20 minutes, Columbia 30 minutes, and Owings Mills 30 minutes.