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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    URA has turned its back on local people in Kwun Tong redevelopment

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 05:06pm by Albert Cheng

    ... on local residents in Kwun Tong redevelopment Kwun Tong is one of the oldest and poorest districts in Hong Kong. Most buildings there are, on average, between 40 and 50 years old and hence the area has been one of the biggest projects for the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) in recent years. Gentrification and the redevelopment of the area will be done in stages. Work in the first ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - REDEVELOPMENT

    150-year-old wall to move for redevelopment in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:04am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Antiquities advisers withhold approval on plan to remove then restore piece of city's heritage 150-year-old wall's future is on the fence A historic stone wall in Admiralty is likely to be damaged under devel ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Speeding up urban renewal is in the public interest

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in strategy, the Urban Renewal Authority two years ago began allowing property owners to initiate redevelopment proposals. While the support of owners of two-thirds of units in a building is required for an approach to the authority, the consent of owners of 80 per cent of units is needed for redevelopment to go ahead. Such a bottom-up approach is seen as better, in that it is demand-driven rather ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - REDEVELOPMENT

    Hundreds of poor Hongkongers to lose homes in Sham Shui Po redevelopment

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 12:31pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Urban Renewal Authority wants to redevelop warren of subdivided flats and illegal structures Hundreds of poor will lose homes to redevelopment Hundreds of residents, many crammed into subdivided flats and illegal structures, will have to move out if the Urban Renewal Authority goes ahead with plans to redevelop a group of Sham Shui Po tenements built ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Wah Fu residents urged to co-operate to speed up redevelopment works

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:14am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Leung Chun-ying calls on tenants of Aberdeen public estate to quickly decide where to move if they want redevelopment works to proceed Wah Fu residents urged to help speed up works A day after announcing redevelopment plans for the Wah Fu Estate that have for years been under consideration, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has called on its ...

  6. Infographics - HONG KONG

    The new grand plan

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am by SCMP Graphics

    ... SCMP Graphics Changes to the Government Hill redevelopment plan   ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    URA's plan to revitalise old flats in To Kwa Wan falls through

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Authority fails to win sufficient support from the owners to redevelop ageing buildings To Kwa Wan flats project collapses A demand-led redevelopment project ... smaller project on Wong Chuk Street, Sham Shui Po, failed in November after holders of only 78 per cent of undivided shares supported the redevelopment. It comes as the authority reviews its ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Doomed buildings may be history under antiquities board grading

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Company shop on Wellington Street in Central. The printing ink shop was closed in March under the Urban Renewal Authority's redevelopment plan. The block, built in the 1920s and converted ... in 2010 by the Mira Hotel under the Miramar Group, which has applied to the Town Planning Board to redevelop it into a 10-storey hotel. Speaking after yesterday's meeting, board chairman ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    First private photography museum opens in historic Happy Valley building

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by Vivienne Chow

    ... per cent of the heritage buildings being owned privately, there are other options for redevelopment." He said the government could consider offering matching grants to encourage owners ... books. So said the 80-year-old building at 11 Yuk Sau Street was one of the European flats built during the redevelopment of the area after a major flood destroyed the Wong Nei Chung village ...

  10. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Shenzhen International to buy land for 3.6b yuan

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:40am by Langi Chiang

    ... as part of a redevelopment plan by the Shenzhen government along the 13.8km section of the Meiguan Expressway between Meilin and Guanlan. The first 30 per cent of the land premium will be paid ...




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