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  1. 24-site heritage tour for Wan Chai

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Access to some buildings on trail uncertain The government has identified 24 spots to form a heritage trail that tells the story of old Wan Chai, although the fate of some ... in the past, does not go far enough. The locations identified by the Old Wan Chai Revitalisation Initiatives Special Committee cover landmarks like the Blue House on Stone Nullah Lane and the old Wan ...

  2. Ideas wanted for Wan Chai sites

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The government is now inviting private developers and non-government organisations to submit proposals to redevelop three sites in Wan Chai, namely the Blue House cluster on Stone Nullah Lane, Southorn Playground and Star Street. Wan Chai district councillor Stephen Ng Kam-chun said the committee fielding the proposals is open to all ideas. ...

  3. Wan Chai Blue House among next on list for revitalisation

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Cheng Yuet-ngor said. Among the five buildings involved, the Blue House in Wan Chai has drawn interest from the community. The four-storey building in Stone Nullah Lane was built in the 1920s as working-class housing. It was also the site of the first hospital in Wan Chai, in 1867. Lawrence Lam Kwok-wai of St James' Settlement said his group would look for partnerships, and proposed ...

  4. Campaign to preserve old Wan Chai

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Activists and residents are planning to put forward an application to the Town Panning Board to have old Wan Chai- the area bound by Queen's Road East and Johnston Road- rezoned into a special design area to prevent more high-rise towers being built. The H15 Concern Group plans to team up with the Kennedy Road Protection Group, a residents' group fighting ...

  5. Wan Chai protest over flyover, tunnel for new Hopewell tower

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng About 80 Wan Chai residents took to the streets yesterday in renewed protests against the controversial Hopewell Centre II development. The protesters said a flyover and a tunnel planned to connect the 55-storey hotel tower with Kennedy Road would worsen traffic congestion and affect their quality of life. Led by Wan Chai district councillor Peggy Lee Pik-yee, ...

  6. Public split over Hopewell's Wan Chai rezoning plan

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Joyce Ng and Olga Wong Government backs developer over open-space U-turn Public opinion is split over Hopewell Holding's proposal to turn its open space in Wan Chai into commercial ... legitimise the new building. It also said the change would not reduce the open space provision in Wan Chai, as the Hopewell Centre II development will provide an additional 5,880 square-metre open ...

  7. Developer's NGO in running to revitalise Wan Chai Blue House

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng An NGO set up by a developer may make a second foray into heritage revitalisation after enjoying success earlier this year. Representatives of the Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation, established by Sino Land executive director Daryl Ng Win-kong, were among 26 NGOs who made a site visit to the Blue House in Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, yesterday. It is one of five ...

  8. Developers keen to refurbish historic areas of Wan Chai

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Joyce Ng and Olga Wong Two developers have shown interest in refurbishing old streetscapes in Wan Chai after an invitation to submit proposals was launched by the district council last year. In a bid to extend its sphere of influence in Admiralty, Swire Properties, which owns commercial tower Three Pacific Place, has proposed revitalising the open gardens and improving ...

  9. Rezoning plan for Wan Chai site rejected

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A green group's proposal to rezone half of the Hopewell Centre II site as a green belt has not been supported by the Planning Department. In a paper to be discussed by the Town Planning Board tomorrow, the department says retaining the prese ...

  10. Mega Tower plan hits traffic obstacle

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng and Anita Lam 93-floor hotel's transport impact study rejected The proposed 93-storey Hopewell Centre II hotel in Wan Chai hit a hurdle yesterday when its transport impact ... of the report needed clarification. Wan Chai district councillor Peggy Lee Pik-yee said area residents had always hoped the government would conduct a traffic study on its own. The government does ...




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