The old Mong Kok Market, surrounded by residential buildings and transportation hubs, has been closed by the government since 2010.
In 2011, the Town Planning Board planned to rezone the old Mong Kok Market to commercial use. However, due to the estate operators’ dissatisfaction with the restriction regulations on new buildings, the need for judicial review has led to the unresolved use of the old Mong Kok Market.
In the past ten years, the population in Yau Tsim Mong District, where includes Mong Kok, has been rapidly aging. As the usage rate of two hospitals in the district has reached 100 percent, medical facilities and elderly service centers face their insufficiency and no longer able to cope with the demand.
Standing in one of the most crowded places in Hong Kong, under the severe land problem, this three-floor building is now used for storing government documents.