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  1. Kwun Tong redevelopment could be ready three years early

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A residential project and the public transport interchange in the Kwun Tong town centre redevelopment could be put on the market three years earlier than planned, as the Urban Renewal Authority is considering enlarging the scale of the phase-two redevelopment. The redevelopment project, which is divided into five phases, is expected to be completed in 2021. ...

  2. Heritage footprints

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Discover how redevelopment has changed the face of Central, Kwun Tong, Sham Shui Po and Western District on a walking tour ...

  3. $1b plan to revamp Shamshuipo site

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... not expect much objection from the public because the area needed redevelopment. Compensation would total $550 million, based on current market rates. Flat owners would receive the value ... Kweilin Street and Yee Kuk Street- is the authority's seventh redevelopment project in Shamshuipo. Authority executives said the area was chosen because of the age of the buildings ...

  4. Officials' shift in public housing policy will help cut long waiting list

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the decision to redevelop Pak Tin Estate in Sham Shui Po ('Change of plan on redeveloping estates', April 18). This is a 'new redevelopment policy for public-rental homes that gives ... them. I hope the redevelopment will be done properly. It must be comprehensive. This project will improve the lives of the present tenants of Pak Tin Estate. Their new homes will be better, ...

  5. Renewal plan due for a relaxation

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... has approved 13 conversion applications in Kwun Tong and Kowloon Bay, most of them proposing offices, restaurants, hotels and retail spaces. Seven redevelopment cases in Yau Tong, Cheung Sha ... Under the policy, owners opting for conversion can be exempted from a land premium charged for changing land use. Those choosing redevelopment can pay 80 per cent of the premium by annual ...

  6. Prime locations set to become townhouses

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wheelock Properties and China Overseas are redeveloping luxury locations into townhouses. Wheelock plans to build eight townhouses on The Peak in a project estimated to be worth about HK$2 billion. The site at 77 Peak Road is occupied by the colonial, seven-storey Dodwell Mansions, a leasing property already owned by Wheelock. Upon completion, the development will have a floor area ...

  7. U.R.A. Payouts for prostitutes

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Two dozen prostitutes from a row of Kowloon City tenements could be fully compensated under a HK$1.2 billion redevelopment project by the Urban Renewal ... yesterday that it would acquire 16 tenement blocks at 66-82 Kowloon City Road and redevelop the site into two residential blocks with 180 flats by 2020. It estimates the project will cost HK$1.2 ...

  8. Challenges for latest project

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Joyce Ng The Urban Renewal Authority's largest redevelopment project would be kicked-off with the announcement of acquisition offers by the end of this year, but sources in the authority said more challenges were coming. The authority promised in May to adopt a one-off acquisition approach, although the whole redevelopment will take about eight years. Waiting ...

  9. Sham Shui Po families get HK$1.4b to move

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Joyce Ng A total of HK$1.4 billion will be spent to compensate and rehouse residents affected by an Urban Renewal Authority redevelopment project in Han Tan Street, Sham Shui ... redevelopment cost. Owners of domestic properties would be offered HK$5,297 per sq ft of saleable floor area, which surveyors and district councillors said was reasonable. Covering an area of about ...

  10. Displaced residents moved to smaller flats

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Most residents displaced by an Urban Renewal Authority redevelopment in Sham Shui Po moved into older and smaller flats in the area, a study done for the authority found. The study, done by the University of Hong Kong, followed the living conditions of residents affected by a redevelopment on Hai Tan Street. Only a fifth (178) of the 867 households were willing ...




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