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  1. Urban Renewal Authority told to make smaller and cheaper flats

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Urban Renewal Authority should be required to provide a certain number of small and cheaper flats in its redevelopment projects, surveyors have proposed. David Tse Kin-wah, chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' task force on urban-renewal strategy, said redevelopment projects were delivering mostly luxury flats, adding ...

  2. Positive development

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... land-sale revenue to finance urban and infrastructural development. And, since the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, it has restricted land sale to 50 hectares per year, hence ... to suspend land sales as well as flat sales in the Home Ownership Scheme, which had been in place since 1980. Mr Tung's plan was subsequently scrapped to help stabilise the property market after ...

  3. Shamshuipo slum clearance to cost $2.58 billion

    Posted May 01st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... a $400 million loss on the project. The four urban renewal projects will provide 1,000 residential flats, 11,000 square metres of retail space and 2,200 square metres of community facilities ... of the four projects- which are in close proximity to each other- at the same time, can speed up urban redevelopment in the district and improve the living environment as a whole,' said Francis ...

  4. Date set for urban renewal review

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... disruption to communities and cost to business caused by urban renewal projects. The Urban Renewal Authority, which was set up in 2001, has found itself in hot water over some redevelopment plans ... process, while a review website will be set up to disseminate information and facilitate public participation and discussion. A study will also be launched to examine urban renewal policies ...

  5. Residential projects ignore rules, study finds

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Nearly one in four private residential developments do not comply with Town Planning Board conditions, a university study has revealed. Flat buyers in these developments might end ... to leave a space for the landing of a pedestrian link in Bellagio. He said another property owner had already built a footbridge there. An Urban Renewal Authority spokesman said the Planning ...

  6. Strategy revamp on urban renewal welcome

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Urban renewal can be a complicated and controversial endeavour, particularly in a city such as Hong Kong. Most people here live in densely populated high-rises, many of which have fallen ... their properties. So it is ironic that when the Urban Renewal Authority steps in to buy up dilapidated blocks for redevelopment, it is often treated with derision by the owners. The problem lies in the way ...

  7. Policy on land use impeding urban renewal

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that this is the reason for much of our urban blight. Make a trip by road from somewhere around Tai Po to Central and you may notice something odd. At first, all the buildings are new. Then, as you go through ... of this and so the government tried again about three years ago with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). That one was originally proposed by Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa with the hint that perhaps ...

  8. Property owners fear lower compensation

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Property owners affected by the Kwun Tong redevelopment project are worried that the financial meltdown will lower their compensation prices, and have urged the Urban Renewal Authority to announce the offer as soon as possible. The authority said last month it would begin acquiring properties for the Kwun Tong Town Centre redevelopment next month. Some 1,656 property ...

  9. Designer's ideas rejected, but point is made

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Urban planner Peter Cookson Smith knew his ideas would not win the contest to design a future Wedding Card Street, but he submitted them regardless. He was determined to show its essential character could be maintained. He believed the authority should upgrade and lengthen the life of the buildings instead of demolishing them, beautify the street and make it a pedestrian ...

  10. Flat owners offered cash to move

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has plans to turn the site of the 40-year-old buildings, at the junction of Po On Road and Wai Wai Road, into a new private housing project. It would comprise 330 flats, 3,000 square metres ... The owners have 60 days to consider the offer. Tenants who accept will be relocated to public rental housing flats and compensated with cash. It would be the first urban renewal project undertaken ...




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