Any commercial zoned property can be used for a religious facility as long as the local zoning ordinances don't specifically prohibit this type of use. Normally, they don't. But there are other considerations to consider in order to obtain approvals and prevent additional problems, such as:
1. Parking - amount of spaces, is street parking permissible, etc.
2. Noise - if there are other apartment dwellers upstairs (not used by the religious organization), will you have early morning or late at night services that will be a problem to tenants (both a city issue and tenant relationship issue)
There are other issues so it is important that you do your homework. Contact the city to find out what they require and contact a good commercial mortgage professional that can head off many issues.
Sep 29, 2016