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  1. Urban Renewal Authority should be included in new competition law

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In the name of promoting competition, the government is pushing forward the competition bill but seeks exemptions for virtually all of the 581 statutory bodies. The exemptions of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) and the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) will promote anti-competitive behaviour. The TDC manages the convention centre in Wan Chai under an exclusive ...

  2. Tenants fear renewal plan could leave them homeless

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Residents in a cluster of Mong Kok buildings marked for redevelopment by the Urban Renewal Authority yesterday say it will be hard to find new homes given the dwindling housing options for low-income people. The authority estimates about 300 households- crowded into 147 flats- would be affected by the HK$1.8 billion effort to replace the ageing buildings ...


    To Kwa Wan: Rundown but in high spirits

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... compensation and redevelopment is almost as old as those memories. Various discussions were held in the 1990s and the past decade, but all fell through. The Urban Renewal Authority and private ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - URBAN RENEWAL

    Rescued tenement to provide homes for international artist scheme

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... by a film. Now it is hoped that some of the surviving buildings will preserve that link with the arts. One of the tenements bought by the Urban Renewal Authority has been opened as Artist Home Base, ... tenements remaining in the city, from demolition. The Urban Renewal Authority has been able to acquire four of the 12 tenements, with others to be run by the University of Hong Kong and the Hong ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Old factories to make way for flats

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Old factories to be bulldozed for new flats Industrial buildings more than 30 years old will be torn down and replaced by residential blocks to increase housing supply and make better use of land in rundown areas, the Urban Renewal Authority says. The URA plans to undertake 20 to 25 URA-initiated and demand-led projects at a total ...

  6. URA to recruit for new projects

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wilson Lau The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) expects to increase its headcount over the next five years to satisfy the growing demand for skilled professionals arising from its multiple ... URA was established under the Urban Renewal Authority Ordinance in May 2001 to replace the Land Development Corporation as the statutory body to undertake, encourage, promote and facilitate ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    URA may change consensus threshold after single holdout threatens project

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... approach The Urban Renewal Authority will review the threshold set for demand-led redevelopment projects after a pilot project in Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon, faced being derailed by an owner refusing ... a new renewal strategy formed last year. But at one of the four lots involved in the project in Pine Street and Oak Street, Tai Kok Tsui, only a 50 per cent consensus had been reached. ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Urban renaissance

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 02:54pm by Jimmy Chow

    ... into a modern commercial and residential district. The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) has announced the final revision to the project, and expects to turn Yue Man Square, the traditional core of Kwun ... of the largest urban residential projects will be launched next year. It will sit next to the West Kowloon Cultural District and the planned Express Rail Link. A joint venture between Wheelock and New ...

  9. Sensible approach to redevelopment

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Following a flat-for-flat compensation approach in a Ma Tau Wai project last month, the Urban Renewal Authority announced three projects under the first 'demand-led' redevelopment scheme, ... In Hong Kong, urban redevelopment evokes the images of haphazard, insensitive and profit-oriented business ventures. With meagre compensation, residents in run-down buildings are often ...

  10. URA constructing a better image

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Urban Renewal Authority has had an image problem, often being likened to a bulldozer that colludes with property developers. Under a revised strategy, it is beginning to pay attention to the needs of residents and shopkeepers of areas being revitalised and it is slowly changing perceptions. The implementation of its flat-for-flat option, as an alternative to cash compensation, ...




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