Future 'slum' or much needed downtown apartments?

Future 'slum' or much needed downtown apartments?
A Google Maps screenshot of the building at 155 Queen St. (Image: Google Maps)
Oliver Lewis
A developer looking to convert unused office space in downtown Auckland into apartments wants the local board to be more supportive.The resident population of the Waitematā local board area, which includes the central city, fell from 82,866 to 81,546 between 2018 and 2023, Census data shows, despite the overall region increasing in population by 5.4%.Auckland mayor Wayne Brown and others have called for the rules around office-to-residential conversions to be simplified with the aim of attracting more people to live in the central city.“M...

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