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The Union Church at Kennedy Town has just started the redevelopment this month. The grade 3 historical building will turn a 22-storey luxurious apartment. The church collaborates with developers and will enjoy a free new church and flats that will worth more than 500 million.
Such collaboration is not the first in Hong Kong. Another recent case is the Shing Mun River site owned by The Assemblies of God, applying through Town Planning Board to change the land use from open to residential buildings. Why can churches turn into apartments? We will examine issues arising from the relevant procedures and whether that will affect the overall town planning of the community.