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  1. 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 ...

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

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

    ... New urban renewal boss says he will explore ways to help deal with the 'big social problem' 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 providing interim housing to people who were ineligible ...

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    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 ... 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 ...

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    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. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    URA cash injection to speed up development of 'small Taikoo Shing'

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com URA to fast track HK$17b Kwun Tong town centre redevelopment by taking a bigger role Cash injection to speed up 'small Taikoo Shing' The Urban Renewal Authority is to inject HK$1.7 billion into its Kwun Tong town centre redevelopment to speed up the creation of what it calls "a small Taikoo Shing". The money will go towards ...

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    Lantau plans may help Tai O flat sales: expert

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Olga Wong

    ... those who have to commute to Kowloon or Hong Kong Island for work would choose subdivided flats in urban areas." He pointed to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, due to be finished in 2016, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Housing Society faces criticism over high cost of new cross-generation flats

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... of the society from the Urban Renewal Authority," the Labour Party's Lee Cheuk-yan told senior Housing Society executives at a Legislative Council housing panel meeting. I think you would have helped more old people if you built nursing homes instead of elderly flats. The government should review the role of the society from the Urban Renewal Authority Under a model implemented in Shau ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    To Kwa Wan building residents give way as evict order is issued

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 03:01pm by Ernest Kao

    ... it was too far away. Residents are also unhappy the Urban Renewal Authority has not decided to redevelop their old tenement and that they have instead been forced to pay for a string of repairs since ... the situation is not ideal, but we have been trying our best to find accommodation in urban areas as requested by the residents Paul Lau Tak-hon The residents had earlier been told to vacate ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    We’re staying put, say To Kwa Wan owners

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Ernest Kao and Stuart Lau

    ... will be redeveloped. It is uncertain whether the Urban Renewal Authority will step in after the Buildings Department concluded that all the balconies on the 56-year-old block on 51 Kai Ming Street were ... a Development Bureau advisory committee that was drawing up a renewal blueprint for Kowloon City, said the 51 Kai Ming Street block was listed as a priority site for redevelopment in their master plan, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Building renovation scheme targets criminals in construction trade

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... renovation-related crimes - jointly organised by the police, the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) and the Hong Kong Housing Society - for owners of buildings in need of repair. The Independent Commission ...




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