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  1. Inner-city residents do not want experiment in planned economy

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... eyes when she refers to the rezoning of urban areas from mixed use to commercial as being the 'new mixed zoning'. I suggest readers log onto the Town Planning Board website, click ... planning issues. One had to trek to the government offices to look at plans, and there was a lack of public awareness on the impact of town planning decisions. Residents in inner-city districts ...

  2. Planning board gets help from green group

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... don't usually help the government, but in this case we seriously think that building height restrictions set by the Town Planning Board are reasonable and useful,' Tam said. 'Developers have long enjoyed benefits under the town planning system, like having tall towers approved in other districts such as Tsim Sha Tsui. I think they are being selective in raising objections ...

  3. Alternative ideas need to be looked at to preserve integrity of the cultural hub

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I understand that the Town Planning Board will soon be making a final decision on the future development of the West Kowloon Cultural District site based on the ill-designed plan submitted ... of the administration to bulldoze its proposals through the cultural district authority and Town Planning Board. It wants them to accept a plan which allots 59 per cent of the gross floor area for property ...

  4. Stricter rules proposed for tall office blocks in Tsim Sha Tsui

    Posted Jun 04th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... by the Town Planning Board today aim to define Tsim Sha Tsui as a central business district and a high-rise node while improving the streetscape and pedestrian environment. The proposals set out rules ... excluded- New World Centre, Ocean Centre and The Masterpiece; these buildings are respectively 265 metres, 387 metres and 250 metres high. The lawmaker for architects, former Town Planning Board ...

  5. Star Cruises proposes to use revamped Kennedy Town pier

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Dennis Eng Star Cruises has proposed using the China Merchants Wharf in Kennedy Town as an alternative terminal for its fleet, which cannot be fully accommodated at Tsim Sha ... was appropriate since it had just been refurbished and strengthened and could accommodate vessels of about 30,000 tonnes. The company said about 800 passengers would board at the pier each day. Passengers ...

  6. 'Give arts hub Venetian touch'

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com A proposed monorail for the West Kowloon Cultural District could be replaced with more eco-friendly transport, the arts hub authority told Town Planning Board members when it introduced its master layout plan yesterday. The suggestion arose as board members said accessibility to the 40-hectare site was one of their major concerns, with one suggestion ...

  7. Winning piazza plan sent back to the drawing board

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wan-kit and his team's entry, called 'Layers of Time', has been shelved after the government's plans for redeveloping the area came under strong opposition from ... In the winning plan, seven existing bus shelters would have been retained, with four preserved as pavilions and the other three fitted with a glass cover under which shops and restaurants would ...

  8. Minister backs new CLP plan to redevelop its HQ

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... resources to give something back to society.' The plan, which will be discussed by the Town Planning Board next month, involves demolishing the building in Argyle Street, Ho Man Tin, ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com The development minister has backed a revised plan by CLP Holdings to build flats on the site of its historic headquarters in Kowloon, a project that could earn ...

  9. Queen Mary pushed to a far-from-royal berth out of town

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... For the 2,500 passengers and 1,250 crew on board, it was a far from ideal way of visiting the city. Built in 2003 by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, the Queen Mary 2 is the longest, widest and tallest ... on the Queen Mary since 2005. On the previous occasions the ship has visited Hong Kong it has had an appropriate berth in town. While in Hong Kong the ship is being handled by the Wallem ship agency, ...

  10. Height restrictions could threaten plans for Polytechnic's tower

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

    ... by the Town Planning Board yesterday. The height of the proposed tower - intended to house the school of design and a museum showcasing local and international design classics - is more than 70 ... The architect was the first female recipient of the coveted Pritzker Architecture Prize, which is regarded in architectural circles as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize. Building plans for the tower ...




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