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  1. Building surveyors in demand as HK gets cracking on urban renewal projects

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and urban renewal projects in Hong Kong grows. 'There are plenty of career options. The Housing Authority, Urban Renewal Authority, surveyor firms, developers, project management companies ...

  2. Alternative urban renewal proposal would maintain Central's wet market

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the area's streetscape. The proposal suggests erecting two high-rises of 18 and 23 storeys, instead of three buildings of more than 30 storeys, which is the plan of the Urban Renewal Authority. ... In an area with such rich intangible cultural heritage, we should go deeper than that.' The volunteer group is to submit its plan to the Town Planning Board today. But the Urban Renewal ...

  3. Alan Leong is dropped from Urban Renewal Authority

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The new make-up of the Urban Renewal Authority was announced yesterday, with chief executive challenger Alan Leong Kah-kit failing to be reappointed to the board ... HK$30 billion Kwun Tong renewal project, which is the city's biggest. With an area of 5.35 hectares, it affects 24 buildings, 1,635 property rights and about 5,000 people and will take 12 ...

  4. From subsidised homes to urban renewal

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... under the scheme, which was suspended in December 1998 in the face of depreciating property prices. The society is now mainly involved in urban renewal, housing for the elderly and building ... rental flats at affordable prices to the public. In the 1970s, the society began to participate in urban redevelopment projects after the government set up the Housing Authority to oversee ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  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. ...

  9. Bid to save historic market fails

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A plan by conservationists to save the 140-year-old street market in Central was rejected yesterday by the Town Planning Board. The board said the World City Committee proposal for the redevelopment of the Peel Street and Graham Street area was not feasible. The plan was an alternative to an Urban Renewal Authority scheme. A board spokesman said the committee's plan did ...

  10. Free inquiry service available to property owners facing compulsory sale

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the undivided shares for the purpose of redevelopment through application to the Lands Tribunal. The 90 per cent was to strike a balance between facilitating urban renewal and protecting individual ... of the slower than anticipated pace at which the Urban Renewal Authority carries out redevelopment of old buildings for the purpose of urban renewal and arresting their deterioration, the Land ...




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