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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. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Residents call on city to bury hearse problem

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... consultation on redevelopment of the Kowloon City District. The concerns were factored into a series of revitalisation proposals for the area compiled by the District Urban Renewal Forum, ... of drafting redevelopment master plans with minimal public opposition. Apart from rundown housing blocks, the forum said the district's residential areas were riddled with incompatible ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Property owners fear lower compensation

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Property owners affected by the Kwun Tong redevelopment project are worried that the financial meltdown will lower their compensation prices, and have urged the Urban Renewal Authority to announce the offer as soon as possible. The authority said last month it would begin acquiring properties for the Kwun Tong Town Centre redevelopment next month. Some 1,656 property ...


    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The government is to sell five low-density residential sites by tender in the first quarter, providing 430 new homes. They are in Repulse Bay, Clearwater Bay, Peng Chau, Tuen Mun and Ap Lei Chau. Together with projects by West Rail, the Urban Renewal Authority, the Housing Society and private urban-redevelopment projects, more than 20,000 residential units will have been ...

  10. Free inquiry service available to property owners facing compulsory sale

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... raised. The Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance came into operation in 1999 to facilitate the selling of all the undivided shares of a lot by a person who owns at least 90 per cent of the undivided shares for the purpose of redevelopment through application to the Lands Tribunal. The 90 per cent was to strike a balance between facilitating urban renewal and protecting individual ...




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