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  1. 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. ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will not survive. The government has, previously through the land development corporation and now the Urban Renewal Authority, been rebuilding this area. If this rebuilding programme is a success, ...

  3. Wedding Card Street residents press for new flats nearby

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... they stormed the Urban Renewal Authority headquarters in Sheung Wan to make their point. 'Many residents want to stay in the district to maintain their social network or business. Rather than ... Polly Hui Residents of Wan Chai's Wedding Card Street have renewed their pressure on the government to offer them flats nearby when their own homes are demolished for redevelopment. ...

  4. Old streets being wiped off map

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... will be lost in new urban renewal projects, prompting architects and planners to call for guidelines to safeguard old neighbourhoods. Gone with the old lanes and small avenues are unique buildings ... to protect Hong Kong's streetscape has seen at least six streets with various characteristics disappear in the past few years under Urban Renewal Authority (URA) projects. Five more- Yu Lok Lane ...

  5. Fresh start for decaying city

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... The Urban Renewal Authority is heading the fight against urban corrosion with an army of consultants, writes Anneliese O'Young Urban renewal has become a hot topic in recent years ... is the quasi-government Urban Renewal Authority (URA), which inherited 25 unfinished projects from the Land Development Corporation in 2001. With the establishment of the URA's rehabilitation programmes ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... service. The result: a plethora of excruciatingly badly designed tower blocks (Sir Gordon's 'Hopeless Centre' is a frontrunner) and urban renewal projects that put the 'urban' on a higher pedestal than the 'renewal'. However, Sir Gordon does have a point. The Town Planning Board could be said to have moved the goalposts. But maybe the goalposts ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sai Wan Ho Clock ticks for quaint, lively areas I cringe every time I walk through Wan Chai knowing how much has changed since the Urban Renewal Scheme had its way. Once dotted with small ... Pun, Aberdeen and Shau Kei Wan suffer a similar fate in the name of urban renewal. I wholly support the comments of Florence Tang ('Preserve HK's heritage lifestyle, too' April ...

  8. Officials should ask if Wing Lee Street is really worth preserving

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Residents of Wing Lee Street, Sheung Wan, will be allowed to either move to resettlement blocks or get subsidies to renovate their flats. This is different from compensation schemes that have been offered in the past by the government. I am not in favour ...

  9. Deadline given for surrender of sites

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Sites within redevelopment areas in Sai Ying Pun that had not been surrendered to the Urban Renewal Authority during the acquisition period would be resumed by the authority in three months, the government said yesterday. A total of 25 private interests in Third Street and Yu Lok Lane will be resumed under the Lands Resumption Ordinance. The authority is rejuvenating ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Community left without open space again So, after all the shopkeepers, small businesses and residents were turfed out of Lee Tung Street, popularly known as Wedding Card Street, in Wan Chai, we are now told that the Urban Renewal Authority redevelopment is on hold because of the economic turmoil. So what is the real story? Did the developer who was to make mega bucks ...




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