Address: 8808 Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL, 60453
City: Oak Lawn
Neighborhood: Oak Lawn
Tax Year: 2020
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to repurpose or develop. Former Catholic parish on 4.6+/- acres in prime southwest suburban Oak Lawn location. Campus offers solid all brick stand-alone rectory built in 1970 and combination church/school building. Access onto campus via South Ridgeland Avenue on the east or to the west at 88th Place/Nashville Avenue. On-site parking for 170+ vehicles. Magnificent church with approx 8,000 SF of interior worship space (overall area of nearly 12,000 SF) - includes the main church, a day-chapel, reconciliation rooms, sacristies, gathering space, restrooms, and raised all-oak custom altar area. Approximately 80 pews for comfortable seating. Beautifully-designed stained glass window accents the main church. Many interior design improvements done in 2017. The church is heated by two gas forced air systems. The chiller for the church is not functional. Attached to the church at the north end, is a solid all brick two-story school of similar construction - brick and slab. Constructed in 1965, the school shares a common vestibule/gathering space with the church. The school has a footprint of nearly 39,000 SF. Many of the classrooms are positioned around a center concrete courtyard/play area. The school's first floor has general and private office space, a teacher's lounge, two large gathering rooms which also hosted parish functions, separate accessible bathrooms, a full kitchen, two classrooms, a furnace & electrical room, and extra storage. The second floor has fifteen additional classrooms, each approximately 28'x28', separate restrooms, full-length student lockers in the hallways, and storage. Both the church and school facilities are in excellent condition. The rectory at the east end, or front, of the campus was built in 1970 and was the "Parish Home" and administrative center. A commodity property with custom features, the rectory footprint is approx 5,700 SF on two levels and with a walk-out lower level. The first floor houses a formal entry/foyer, three offices, a Pastor's office, a high-end updated kitchen, a formal dining room, two restrooms, and access to the attached 3-car garage. The second floor has three bedroom suites - each with a parlor, bedroom, closet space, and a full bath. One of these suites has private access to a rooftop deck. The walk-out lower level has the furnace/utility room, a huge meeting/family room, an additional office/bedroom, and access via sliding doors to a private fenced-in patio/yard. The utility room has the three GFA/CA units that service the rectory. A new 75-gallon water tank was installed in 2020. Most of the floors are hardwood, some carpeting and ceramic tile. The entire property has one PIN - 24-06-204-026-000. Lot size of 352" (along Ridgeland)x570'. Oak Lawn zoning maps indicate an R-1 zoning - residential. Zoning for future use would have to be confirmed by the buyer with the Village of Oak Lawn. The rectory is in excellent condition. Truly a special property. Buyers must be financially qualified to schedule an appointment and should know their intended use for this parcel. Ideal opportunity to use as a religious or educational facility, repurpose, or create a new development. Great location near all retail and lifestyle amenities. Please do NOT drive onto the campus without an appointment. Property is being monitored at all times. Thank you for your interest...