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  1. HK$20m proposal to turn Star Street in Wan Chai into another Knutsford Terrace

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A HK$20 million plan to turn the Star Street precinct in Wan Chai into another Knutsford Terrace and also make it part of a heritage trail was announced yesterday. Under ... yet to be finalised and it requires the approval of the sites' owners. The heritage trail was formed to showcase the local history, culture and architectural style of Wan Chai- one ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Wan Chai folk fear noise, traffic after revamp

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Angry Wan Chai residents say their living environment will suffer badly if 'Wedding Card Street' is redeveloped and turned into a pedestrian area. They have expressed fears about increased traffic flow if the neighbouring dead-end Amoy Street is opened up and connected with Queen's Road East under Urban Renewal Authority plans, saying the change ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. HK$6b bid wins Wedding Card St

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Urban Renewal Authority is expected to reap a fat profit from the redevelopment of Wedding Card Street in Wan Chai, which has been awarded to a consortium of two top ... the developers' optimism about the property market. 'Hopewell has been focusing its development on Wan Chai. It must offer an attractive price in order to maintain its influence ...

  7. Rejecting Mega plan risky: minister

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Official defends land swaps for developers The government could face a legal challenge if it rejected the long- approved Mega Tower project in Wan Chai, the development minister ... developers land they need to complete projects in return for sites the developers own elsewhere. In the case of the 93-storey hotel project in Wan Chai, developer Hopewell Holdings owns less than ...

  8. Plea to value 'intangibles' in heritage reviews

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... the project. The vetting committee would adopt another set of criteria when assessing proposals for the Blue House in Wan Chai- among the second batch of buildings designated for revitalisation ... as a strong point for the proposal.' Mr Wong's view was echoed by board member Bernard Lim Wan-fung. 'Historic buildings have their own characteristics and they are different in terms ...

  9. Green belt proposed for Mega Tower

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Environmentalists target Wan Chai site A green group has proposed turning almost half the site for Hopewell Holdings' planned Mega Tower into a green belt in an effort to slash the size of the Wan Chai hotel development. The Conservancy Association submitted an application to the Town Planning Board yesterday for the rezoning of government land that makes up more ...

  10. 15 proposals on 'Wedding Card Street'

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A total of 15 submissions were received on the redevelopment of the former 'Wedding Card Street' at Lee Tung and McGregor streets in Wan Chai, the Urban Renewal Authority said yesterday. A tender-review panel will shortlist entries and invite formal tender submissions for the 88,500 sq ft site. ...




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