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  1. Urban renewal hits brick wall

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Chloe Lai

    ... unveiled yesterday, was promptly branded 'the worst consultation paper in a decade' by one legislator. The document was also criticised by an urban renewal expert for failing to take ... of the Urban Regeneration Taskforce, a non-government group dedicated to urban renewal, said: 'The problem we are facing now is that property owners are either unwilling to pay for maintenance ...

  2. Policy on land use impeding urban renewal

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that this is the reason for much of our urban blight. Make a trip by road from somewhere around Tai Po to Central and you may notice something odd. At first, all the buildings are new. Then, as you go through ... of this and so the government tried again about three years ago with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). That one was originally proposed by Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa with the hint that perhaps ...

  3. Social hub part of $3.5b facelift for shabby Wan Chai neighbourhood

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) yesterday pledged to spend $3.58 billion on its latest project to renew dilapidated Wan Chai neighbourhoods. About half of the development costs will be spent on buying properties, compensation and rehousing of 2,000 residents of ageing buildings on the site bordered by Lee Tung and McGregor streets. The rest will be spent ...

  4. Nail down owners' role in care of buildings

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and populist politics has been allowed to muddle the divide between private property and public responsibility. For example, a law passed in 2001 to set up the Urban Renewal Authority requires ...

  5. Flat owners offered cash to move

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The owners have 60 days to consider the offer. Tenants who accept will be relocated to public rental housing flats and compensated with cash. It would be the first urban renewal project undertaken by the society on behalf of the cash-strapped Urban Renewal Authority. Last year the two organisations signed a memorandum in which the society agreed to take over seven delayed renewal projects, ...

  6. Change to land charges can fight urban blight

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... dwindling applications for urban renewal through lease modification applications. He brushed aside allegations the premium discounts would lead to a drop in government revenue. 'Without any ... since it discourages redevelopment of urban blight, according to an action plan proposed by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. The government should stop trying to capture the full rise ...

  7. Urban jumble

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Calum Gordon

    ... launched another derivative with which it hopes to create yet another new niche market: the urban activity vehicle (UAV). Looking something like a cross between a people-mover and a sports utility vehicle set within the footprint of a small car, the Fusion represents the marque's bold attempt to develop an urban vehicle to rival the populist appeal of the Ka. Whether the term ...

  8. $500m set to redevelop two sites in Kowloon

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Two new redevelopment projects which will cost the Urban Renewal Authority more than $500 million were unveiled yesterday, despite unfavourable market conditions. The authority's district development director, Stephen Ng Chin-ming, conceded the projects in the rundown areas of Tai Kok Tsui and Hunghom risked losing money. However, he said the decision to embark ...

  9. Housing Society faces $110m loss from project

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... frame for a redevelopment, he added. The Shau Kei Wan urban renewal project was one of seven redevelopment projects in a memorandum of understanding signed with the Urban Renewal Authority last ... Patsy Moy The Housing Society says it is facing a $110 million loss from one of its redevelopment projects in a rundown urban district. Seventeen blocks about 40 years old in Shau Kei Wan ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... comments, published on October 25, on the Urban Renewal Authority's Lee Tung Street redevelopment project in Wan Chai. We agree that building rehabilitation is an effective means of dealing ... character of the Wan Chai old town. Eddie So, external relations manager, Urban Renewal Authority ...




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