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  1. Urban renewal needs flexible approach

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Urban renewal projects anywhere always have the potential to be controversial. Homes are often more than just real estate, and neighbourhoods are repositories of history and culture. ... as Wedding Card Street- in Wan Chai. No wonder the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) is reviewing its strategy for the dozen or so projects set to begin over the next few years- and the remaining 200 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/445530/urban-renewal-needs-flexible-approach
  2. $2.5b urban renewal projects in Shamshuipo expected to lose $400m: HKHS

    Posted Apr 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHANDRA WONG Updated at 6.17pm: Work began on Friday on four urban renewal projects in Shamshuipo- estimated to cost $2.58 billion? but likely to lose $400 million due to higher ... They are located in the vicinity of Castle Peak Road, Hing Wah, Un Chau, and Fuk Wing streets. The HKHS said the four projects were among seven that it will carry out in association with the Urban Renewal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/454034/25b-urban-renewal-projects-shamshuipo-expected-lose-400m-hkhs
  3. Urban renewal chief lays out plans

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Reviving slum areas to improve the environment and attract investment will be the Urban Renewal Authority's goal in the next three years, new chairman Edward Cheng Wai-sun said yesterday. Mr Cheng, who took up the post three weeks ago, cited the redevelopment of Russell Street in Causeway Bay as an illustration of his approach to urban renewal. 'Russell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456980/urban-renewal-chief-lays-out-plans
  4. Urban Renewal Authority begins $917m Wan Chai redevelopment

    Posted Jan 13th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The revamped Urban Renewal Authority yesterday began demolition work on its first redevelopment project yesterday. The $917 million scheme, at the junction of Johnston Road and Ship Street in Wan Chai, will be completed in 2007. It will bring an additional 344 new residential units and 28,000 sq ft of retail space to the property market. Five pre-war buildings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441061/urban-renewal-authority-begins-917m-wan-chai-redevelopment
  5. Urban renewal review 'unfair to flat owners'

    Posted Nov 01st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Don't penalise us for evicting tenants in targeted areas, tycoon's property firm says It would be unfair for the Urban Renewal Authority to penalise flat owners for removing their tenants in areas due for redevelopment, a property company controlled by tycoon Henry Fok Ying-tung says. Yuen Fung Investment, which told tenants of Yue Man Mansion last month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/476359/urban-renewal-review-unfair-flat-owners
  6. Call to speed up urban renewal

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as developers show fresh interest in urban renewal projects. Pang Shiu-kee, head of property consultants S.K. Pang Surveyors, said the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) should take advantage of the growing ... As a result, they were showing greater interest in urban renewal projects. One case handled years ago by the Land Development Corporation was the Mongkok Seven Streets redevelopment, now Langham Place. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472250/call-speed-urban-renewal
  7. Rethink on payouts for urban renewal

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui If owners remove tenants to grab all the cash, compensation could be restricted The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) is reviewing its policies to deter flat-owners from removing ... month their leases would be terminated in a year. The compensation payable for resuming Yue Man Mansion- which is on the URA's priority list for renewal- will all go to the owner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/475595/rethink-payouts-urban-renewal
  8. 'I'm happy, it's like a free lunch'

    Posted May 04th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Resident welcomes a helping hand to maintain building An elderly flat owner in Tai Kok Tsui yesterday welcomed the financial assistance he obtained under an Urban Renewal ... electric wiring and painting the outer walls. The corporation sought bids for the project. A 10 per cent subsidy from the Urban Renewal Authority saved the building's owners about $300,000. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/454461/im-happy-its-free-lunch
  9. It's the end of the road for repair shop and its owner

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Urban Renewal Authority will move in on the tyre repair business today The day that 76-year-old Fung Hing has feared for two years has finally come. Government officials will this morning take over his tyre repair shop in Shamshuipo. 'I have had problems sleeping from the day the Urban Renewal Authority told us to move out two years ago. My business helped raise three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448411/its-end-road-repair-shop-and-its-owner
  10. Renewal offers spark week of rallies

    Posted Mar 14th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... vent their anger at plans by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) and the Lands Department to transform their neighbourhoods. Apart from displaying large yellow banners on Lee Tung Street- home ... of the street have turned down the Urban Renewal Authority's compensation offers. Residents said the figure was far higher, and included the 20 printers' shops specialising in wedding cards. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448159/renewal-offers-spark-week-rallies

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