Church-To-Condo Makeovers Pose Zoning, Landmark Issues

Law360, New York (February 15, 2013, 7:47 PM EST) -- Several New York City churches and synagogues have recently taken a unique approach to funding problems by proposing income-producing rental units on their holy property, but experts warn it can be hard to get the blessing of the city and its landmarks authority for these complex deals.

Many of New York's religious sites have been designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission as too historically or architecturally significant to alter for aesthetics or for use, making a change like turning church office or sanctuary space into an...
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