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  1. Mall set to reject call to provide pricing for its piazza

    Posted Apr 13th 2008, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... information. The legal advisers said the deed of dedication for the piazza, signed between the developer and the government in 1992, did not limit the range of the charges. 'The deed of dedication ... drew criticism. Officials had said they were 'in the process of gathering information' on Times Square's possible breach of its deed of dedication for leasing out public open ...

  2. Calls for minister to act over open space

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Check Times Square deed, lawmakers urge The Secretary for Justice, Wong Yan-lung, has been asked to take action against developers who manage public open spaces under deeds of dedication but which are not easily accessible to the public. Four legislators from the Civic Party have sent a letter to Mr Wong asking him to look into the deed of dedication of Times Square ...

  3. Call for people power to reclaim public space

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... square metres of public open space. According to documents obtained by the group Local Action, a 1992 deed signed between the government and Wharf says the piazza should be used ... billion in rent since 1994. But the deed also states the developer can impose restrictions in the public space, such as a ban on food and drinks and birds or other animals, and any activities ...

  4. Street artists and activists test boundaries of public space

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 50 participants around the piazza, independent theatre group FM Theatre Power is planning performances in other venues. A spokesman for the Buildings Department said that under its deed ... said the deed did not define what was meant by passive recreation. Members of FM Theatre Power and Local Action said they had studied the deed and knew the rules for staging performances. Mo ...

  5. Arts groups shut out of public areas in buildings

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... this week to stop accepting public exhibitions in public passages because they were not specified in the deeds agreed between developers and the government. Swire Properties' Taikoo Place often ... year. The chairman of the Professional Commons, Albert Lai Kwong-tak, said that instead of strictly following deeds' conditions, the government should come up with standards and best ...

  6. Mall got extra space in return for piazza

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... of the Starbucks coffee chain, a sales activity forbidden by the deed of dedication. The same department admitted that it sent a warning to the shopping mall later that the coffee-shop operation was not permitted under the deed. The findings exposed loopholes in the mechanism to supervise the use of public open space owned and managed by private developers. In a Legislative Council meeting ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... matters... Thanks to Times Square management, we now know from the deed of dedication that the piazza is indeed private land owned by Times Square, but at the same time it is a piece of land that has been specially assigned for public passage. Hongkongers are all granted an express licence to use the piazza for the purposes of passage. The deed of dedication has also stated that the piazza ...

  8. Times Square suit 'will shake industry'

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... is governed by deeds of dedication that spell out the responsibilities of management and the terms under which the space can be let. In return for dedicating part of their land to public use, ... Times Square. 'The company that signed the deed acts in the role of a trustee, and they are obviously accountable.' If they had been charging too much, they could be forced to pay back ...

  9. Breakdance culture breaks through in Times Square public space

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a claim seeking damages from Times Square for breaching a deed of dedication under which it agreed more than 3,000 square metres of land at the street level would be available for pedestrian ...

  10. Mall sued over public space rents

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... of the deed that the dedicated area, though it remains the property of [Times Square], is dedicated to the public for the purposes of pedestrian passage and passive recreation,' the writ states. ... that the rents charged for the sites were in line with the contract. 'Obviously the deed does provide for such charges to be levied on third parties, but there is a difference in the interpretation ...




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