A Baptist church in Sandy Springs will be replaced with two houses priced at $1.5 million to $2 million each after gaining City Council approval on April 17.

The Metropolitan Baptist Church. (File/John Ruch)

The Metropolitan Baptist Church at 4795 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road is shutting down after more than 40 years as its attendance has dwindled to only seven members. The 2-acre property near the Buckhead and Brookhaven borders went on the market for $1.485 million last fall.

The redevelopment will be carried out by Eddie Levin of Sandy Springs-based Design Construction by Craftmaster. The houses will front on Peachtree-Dunwoody Road.

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.