With rentals getting snapped up seemingly as fast as they're available I think this development in OTR is really cool, we got a tour of it on the Spirit of Christmas Tour last weekend to show what could be done with an abandoned church. The ground level is currently used as a fab shop but the top of the church has been turned into two airy light filled apartments.
At the time this church was built churches all had a large community room on ground level and you went up steps to the level where services were held.
And they aren't that expensive, at least by downtown standards for something this large and cool, they're talking $900 - 1000 range. I know I'll get blasted for calling a grand a month affordable but that's where we're headed like it of not.
The two apartments should be available around April 2012.