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  1. URA to preserve 6 shophouses, destroy 4

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Urban Renewal Authority submitted an application to the Town Planning Board yesterday to preserve six shophouses in Mallory Street, Wan Chai, while demolishing four in Burrows Street because of structural problems. It plans to repair the six shophouses and convert them into art studios, restaurants and shops. ...

  2. Traditional shophouses to stay

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nearly 50 traditional shophouses will be preserved thanks to a financial incentive scheme drawn up by the Urban Renewal Authority. Shophouses were featured in the last issue of Property ... districts of Hong Kong losing their character. A study commissioned by the Urban Renewal Authority this year found 48 shophouses in Mong Kok, Sham Shui Po and Wan Chai suitable for protection. ...

  3. Front of old shophouse saved in hotel development

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng A developer will preserve part of a 74-year-old shophouse in Mong Kok after being offered an incentive by the government. The front portion of the grade-three historical building ... the sum to about HK$120 million. As a condition for approval for the project, the second floor of the shophouse will be open to the public free as an exhibition gallery, featuring old photographs ...

  4. Shophouse owners offered more than HK$8,000 per sq ft

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Urban Renewal Authority is offering an acquisition price of more than HK$8,000 per sq ft to flat owners living in two clusters of pre-war shophouses in Mong Kok. The owners of the shophouses in Shanghai Street will get HK$8,010 per sq ft while residents of shophouses on Prince Edward Road West, part of the flower market, will get HK$9,391. The authority said the seven ...

  5. Owner asks what to do with historic shophouse

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The owner of a 79-year-old shophouse in Happy Valley, one of the earliest buildings in the area and once part of a cluster of European-style structures, is asking the public to help decide what to do with it. A planning consultant and a research group have been commissioned to mount an exhibition on the ground floor and collect views on how the low-rise building ...

  6. HK$1.5 billion to save 30 shophouses

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Urban Renewal Authority will spend HK$1.5 billion this financial year to revitalise 30 pre-war Cantonese-style shophouses. Chairman Barry Cheung Chun-yuen said it would acquire 20 shophouses of outstanding heritage value with an existing formula of compensation, and would encourage owners of the other 10 of lower historic value to sell them to the authority ...

  7. Firms in Mong Kok's historic shophouses may be allowed to stay after renovations

    Posted Jan 31st 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Stores that sell building supplies may be able to return to their historic Mong Kok shophouses after preservation work has been completed, the Urban Renewal Authority says. ... houses. But critics said this would destroy the character of the street. The 10 shophouses, built in the 1920s and 1930s, are typical of an old commercial street. There are shops on the ground ...

  8. 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 ... elsewhere. Shophouses refer to low-rise buildings with a verandah. The upper floors are usually residential flats, while the ground floor is occupied by shops. 'The acquired buildings ...

  9. Kowloon shophouses saved as part of preservation plan

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Residents to be moved as buildings become galleries, cafes Two clusters of historic shophouses in West Kowloon are set to escape demolition- one group of buildings ... conservation plan, which covers 20 blocks of pre-war shophouses on Shanghai Street in Mong Kok and on Prince Edward Road East. No buildings will be torn down. The project, costing HK$1.33 billion, ...

  10. Building reborn as gallery, pub and restaurants

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

    ... Olga Wong The building containing the Woo Cheong Pawn Shop, one of the Wan Chai shophouses preserved by the Urban Renewal Authority six years ago, has finally passed stringent building regulations and will open to the public this week. Its 9,701 square feet comprises four shophouses in Johnston Road. The ground floor of the four-storey building will be occupied by an art gallery, ...




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