Despite its location in the heart of Ballard’s new shopping district, the Mars Hill church will remain a sanctuary.
On Tuesday, Colliers International announced that a nearby church won the bidding war for Mars Hill’s prime property at 1401 Leary Way N.W. The property is directly across the street from Trader Joe’s store in the Ballard Blocks development.
This proximity drew the interest of nine retail developers that all had tenants in tow, but Quest Church won the property with an offer of $9 million. Quest plans to move to the Leary Way building later this year, according to members of the congregation, which currently worships in the nearby Interbay neighborhood.