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  1. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. City's rejuvenation plan

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... local talent. We tell students that besides certain disciplines like urban planning, architecture, and science degrees that are relevant to our work, communication and personal integrity ... Linda Yeung Surveyors with different areas of specialisation will have a greater chance of getting hired by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) in the next few years as it prepares ...

  6. URA to rent space to arts groups

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com The Urban Renewal Authority will reserve rental space in its projects for small arts groups to stage exhibitions and performances. The idea is among new initiatives the authority announced yesterday that are intended to inject cultural life into old urban areas. 'Our goal is to improve the quality of life of people living in dilapidated areas ...

  7. Redevelopment law called unfair to owners

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... affected by redevelopment plans, lawmakers and critics said. The calls to review the Lands Resumption Ordinance come as a company formed by a property owner in an area of Central due for redevelopment is trying to convince fellow owners to sign up for its alternative plan for the area. The company, Graham Street Community Builders, had been offering owners either cash compensation 5 per ...

  8. Authority moves into the black

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The Urban Renewal Authority has entered the black for the first time since it was set up three years ago as it has started receiving income from its redevelopment projects. It had a net asset value of $989.4 million in the 2003-04 financial year, despite accumulating a net liability of $935.5 million in the previous year, according to its annual report released last ...

  9. Homeowners up resumption ante

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Helen Wu and Olga Wong Company formed to take on renewal authority in battle for Graham, Peel streets Homeowners in Central dissatisfied with Urban Renewal Authority compensation offered ... with the authority in purchasing properties for redevelopment within 50 days. Mr Chung unveiled his plan to invite existing shop and flat owners to hand them their properties for redevelopment in exchange ...

  10. Renovation loans a better option than the bulldozer

    Posted May 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and passers-by. The establishment of a well-intentioned agency, the Urban Renewal Authority, to knock down and rebuild the most blighted neighbourhoods has even added to the problem, by encouraging owners ... seriously in doubt. While land resumption for each project takes years and URA plans come under fire from all quarters, more buildings fall into disrepair. The agency's announcement ...




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