LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — It was supposed to be known as “God’s promised land in Largo” but instead, a mega-church near the Largo Town Center and Metro station remains vacant and half-built.

The site of the Metropolitan Baptist Church is sitting vacant, and it’s become an easy target for theft of metals and construction materials.

Thousands used to gather every Sunday at the red brick church on 13th and R Streets NW, but a planned move to Largo has gone way over budget while contributions have dwindled.

The Washington Post reports the church owe so much money on this $30 million project that a foreclosure case was filed last month.

David Iannucci oversees economic development in Prince George’s County and says there would be no shortage of interest in the site because of it’s close proximity to the Largo Town Center and Metro station. He believes the site has a lot to offer.

The church’s temporary home is at the Armstrong Manual Training Center in NW DC.

WNEW’s Matt DelSignore contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.


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