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  1. Sensible approach to redevelopment

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In Hong Kong, urban redevelopment evokes the images of haphazard, insensitive and profit-oriented business ventures. With meagre compensation, residents in run-down buildings are often ... Following a flat-for-flat compensation approach in a Ma Tau Wai project last month, the Urban Renewal Authority announced three projects under the first 'demand-led' redevelopment scheme, ...

  2. One villager killed, dozens hurt in riot over redevelopment plan

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and people the witnesses said were hired by the developers, who have been working on a redevelopment plan. Armed with basic farming tools, residents set up roadblocks at the edge of the village ... to disperse the crowd. Zhao Qing, whose home was among the more than 140 subject to demolition under the redevelopment plan, said the compensation the developers offered- a little more than 1,000 yuan ...

  3. Redevelopment law called unfair to owners

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Loretta Fong The law empowering the government to resume private land for redevelopment should be reviewed because it does not fully protect the rights of property owners affected by redevelopment plans, lawmakers and critics said. The calls to review the Lands Resumption Ordinance come as a company formed by a property owner in an area of Central due ...

  4. Legislator suggests a compromise on the redevelopment of 'sneaker street'

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But The redevelopment of 'sneaker street' in Mong Kok could be achieved without wholesale demolition or renovation, a legislator said yesterday. Speaking on RTHK's ... study since September that came up with possible solutions for the Mong Kok redevelopment. 'It is up to the URA directors to open their minds to new thinking. Why put the residents ...

  5. City Digest

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tenements excised from Staunton Street project The Town Planning Board officially announced changes to the Urban Renewal Authority's Staunton Street redevelopment under which the tenement buildings on Wing Lee Street will be excluded. However, private redevelopment of the buildings is allowed, but cannot exceed the present four storeys. ...

  6. Tenants fear renewal plan could leave them homeless

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Residents in a cluster of Mong Kok buildings marked for redevelopment by the Urban Renewal Authority yesterday say it will be hard to find new homes given ... consultation began yesterday, after which the secretary of development must decide whether to go ahead with the plan. 3,500 Residents who got homes in the nine other redevelopment projects the URA ...

  7. URA to recruit for new projects

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... redevelopment and rehabilitation initiatives. Not only will the volume of initiatives go up, the complexity of such projects will also increase, according to a spokesman for the external relations ... implementation of its Urban Renewal Strategy in February 2011 has further accelerated the pace of URA's execution of its initiatives. 'The strategy stipulates that redevelopment ...

  8. New look

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Urban Renewal Authority is considering widening its focus from individual redevelopment to the surrounding district. Do you think this is the right move for this much-maligned government department? Write to us. ...

  9. Having a say

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Urban Renewal Authority may let residents in old districts initiate redevelopment plans. Do you think this could help relieve some of the tensions between officials and conservationists? Write to us. ...

  10. Sky-high prices foil en bloc sales

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Tin and Prince Edward Road. Its role is to reach agreements with a sufficient number of owners to allow en bloc sales to proceed so that the blocks could become available for redevelopment. Mr Au said the reaction of developers to proposals brought up by Richfield had been positive, with most of them interested in acquiring redevelopment properties in Mid-Levels. However, he said ...




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