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  1. Mansion zoned for preservation

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

    ... Olga Wong The defaced King Yin Lei mansion in Stubbs Road was zoned for historic conservation yesterday. The Town Planning Board zoned the site as a 'historical building preserved for cultural, community and commercial uses'. It was originally zoned residential. A residential development proposed by its owner would be moved to a neighbouring slope, the Development Bureau ...

  2. Shophouses to be preserved by URA

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Authority earmarks dozens of pre-war buildings in its 'most ambitious initiative' Close to 50 pre-war shophouses will be preserved by the Urban Renewal Authority, which is to dish out financial incentives to owners to help restore the buildings. Twenty of them are expected to be acquired compulsorily because of their high historic value. A district representative ...

  3. Post-war Staunton St market will be preserved in revamp

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... said yesterday. Five post-war tenement buildings and 100-year-old lanes will also be preserved under the authority's revised master layout plan submitted to the Town Planning Board. ... Land, was excluded from the redevelopment area last year. The authority was required to submit a revised master layout plan to the Town Planning Board. 'Apart from keeping the historic ...

  4. Preserving heritage is its own reward

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Paul Zimmerman

    ... and street markets in Wan Chai and Central. In response, the government has announced that it will 'strike a balance' between development and the preservation of heritage and the environment. Does this mean that preserving outdated government policies and institutions is obstructing the development of Hong Kong? If so, then there are ample examples to back it up. But close ...

  5. Re-created historic shops for Central redevelopment

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe lai Authority plans to revive some of the charms of Hong Kong's pre-war city The Urban Renewal Authority will re-create an avenue of old shops in a historic part of Central ... and Streetscape. 'The redevelopment area is rich in culture and history,' Mr Lam said. 'We hope by improving the environment we will increase the historic and cultural value of the community ...

  6. Outcry over 'minor' deal to demolish historic villa

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com The Town Planning Board is being urged not to endorse a developer's plan to demolish a historic Spanish villa on The Peak and preserve only part ... alteration'- in return for keeping the facade. 'A 9 per cent increase in floor area is not minor,' legislator Tanya Chan said. 'You ask for so much new space just to keep the historic ...

  7. Sale of historical home on hold

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito The public sale of King Yin Lei Mansion on Stubbs Road has been put on hold, according to its owner Stephen Yow Mok-shing. The property was withdrawn from sale following an outcry from the community and conservationists, who urged that it should be preserved. 'I will put the plan on hold for the moment. No timetable is finalised,' Mr Yow said. Mr Yow put ...

  8. Inspection of historic village study hall fails to inspire prospective operators

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A historic study hall in Ma Wan received only a lukewarm response when it was opened to potential operators for reuse. Only four groups asked to visit the site yesterday. This was dramatically down on about 40 visits arranged on the first day for each of the previous three historic buildings unveiled under the Development Bureau's 'Revitalising Historic Buildings ...

  9. Bid to bring icon brands together in historic shop

    Posted Apr 08th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The owner of a 93-year-old Chinese herbal tea company yesterday urged the government to back her plan to host an exhibition of the city's oldest brands in a historic ... Board chief Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee in January. 'I hope the authorities give serious thought to the proposal as it will be beneficial to tourism, business and preservation of our ...

  10. Pedder Building owner welcomes proposal

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The owner of a historic building has welcomed moves by Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to encourage heritage protection in the private sector. But Ian Fok Chun-wan said the government should make preservation of older buildings more feasible by not making them subject to the same stringent standards as newer structures. Mr Fok, son of late tycoon Henry Fok Ying-tung, owns ...




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