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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Conservationists fear Sai Ying Pun is losing its charm due to urban renewal

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 10:18am by Enid Tsui

    ... Enid Tsui life@scmp.com Conservationists fear the old-style charms and social fabric of Sai Ying Pun are being sacrificed as it faces urban renewal Lost in Transition Sai Ying Pun, one ... have little to say about it. As a result, dramatic developments sweeping through the area have largely gone unnoticed. The twin forces of change are the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Urban Renewal Authority rules out renovation for unsafe building

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Residents of unsafe block on their own with revamp Residents living in a dangerous building in To Kwa Wan will have to solve redevelopment problems on their own after the Urban Renewal Authority refused to start an overhaul yesterday. After a board meeting, the authority said in a statement that it preferred to help the residents through its ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Callous' career man Victor So takes helm of Urban Renewal Authority

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng and Joshua But

    ... A former Link Reit chief- a man a lawmaker has described as "callous and conservative" in their past dealings over housing- has been appointed to head the Urban Renewal Authority. Victor ... investigating his failed Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx) last month. "So is a veteran in urban renewal and public and private sector developments," Secretary for Development Paul Chan ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Developer should foot the bill: Urban Renewal Authority

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com It is Cheung Kong unit's responsibility to pay the HK$23 million to buy back land on which it built The Center, renewal authority tells court Developer should foot the bill: U.R.A. A Cheung Kong unit agreed to pay for the resumption of land on which The Center was built, and the agreement is still in force, lawyers for the Urban Renewal ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    New URA boss looks into interim help for tenants of subdivided flats

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com New urban renewal boss says he will explore ways to help deal with the 'big social problem' URA puts subdivided flats on hit list Short-term help for tenants of subdivided flats is on the agenda of the new chief of urban renewal as he acknowledged the "big social problem" the housing phenomenon posed. Options being explored included ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Listen to owners, says U.R.A. head

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... U.R.A. head The new head of the Urban Renewal Authority wants to take on more demand-led projects- those initiated by owners- and speed up acquisition of buildings for redevelopment in an effort ... a record acquisition price of HK$11,483 and HK$11,832 per square foot of saleable area respectively. Despite the cost, So said he would like to see more community centres built in larger renewal ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Rooftop residents get special URA cash offer

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Thirteen families to get between HK$24,000 and HK$56,000 subsidy Rooftop residents get special URA cash offer The Urban Renewal Authority has stepped in and offered special cash subsidies to rooftop residents of a Sham Shui Po building who fought against eviction by a private landlord last month. Announcing its latest redevelopment project yesterday, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    URA to spend HK$1.7b renovating Cheung Sha Wan factory from 1960s

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com URA to spend HK$1.7b renovating 1960s factory The Urban Renewal Authority has announced a plan to turn a 10-storey industrial building in Cheung Sha Wan into a commercial building at a cost of HK$1.7 billion. The URA said it expected to lose up to HK$500 million on the project, which it hopes to complete by 2019-20. The 50-year-old Wing Hong Factory ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    URA to redevelop Cheung Sha Wan industrial building

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 05:48pm

    ... A 10-storey industrial building in Cheung Sha Wan will be redeveloped into a commercial building at a cost of HK$1.7 billion in the latest project of the Urban Renewal Authority, announced on Friday. The project, the authority’s second redevelopment of a factory building, is expected to incur a loss of up to HK$500 million by the time it is completed in 2019-2020. The 50-year-old Wing ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Kai Tak flat-for-flat offer fails to excite

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Only two owners have expressed interest, but Urban Renewal Authority remains confident Green flat-for-flat offer fails to excite estate residents The Urban Renewal Authority says it is optimistic its flat-for-flat compensation offer at a new Kai Tak estate will be popular. That's despite the fact that only two owners affected by nearby ...




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