Sky-high prices foil en bloc sales

Unrealistic prices demanded by owners of older Mid-Levels flats are scuttling en bloc buyout bids from developers hoping to refurbish the blocks and put them back on the market as luxury units.

Wednesday, 5 December, 2007, 12:00am

Authority has made a mess of Wedding Card Street revamp

I would like to reply to the letter by the Urban Renewal Authority's (URA) Angela Tang ('Tenement owners and tenants back street's redevelopment', November 23) responding to my letter ('Mix of old and new the perfect blend for Wedding Card Street', November 15).

4 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Tenement owners and tenants back street's redevelopment

I refer to the letter by H. C. Bee ('Mix of old and new the perfect blend for Wedding Card Street', November 15), and wish to explain why such a mix does not in reality provide a good solution.

23 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Renewal body offers more incentives

URA tempts business operators with more cash if they move out

Businesses affected by redevelopment projects will receive an extra HK$300 million over the next five years - one of four measures announced by the Urban Renewal Authority yesterday to encourage support for its plans.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Firm may seek Tsang's help on redevelopment

The company competing with the Urban Renewal Authority to buy up properties in Graham and Peel streets, Central, will petition the chief executive not to deny it a role in redeveloping the area if it gains the support of enough property owners.

19 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Homeowners up resumption ante

Company formed to take on renewal authority in battle for Graham, Peel streets

Homeowners in Central dissatisfied with Urban Renewal Authority compensation offered for redevelopment have formed a company to compete with it in buying affected properties.

18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Shop owner not optimistic about counter-proposal

Although a new plan to allow flat owners to retain properties on Graham and Peel Streets has been proposed, live-poultry seller Wong Pak-wing said he would not benefit from it.

18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Anger over renewal authority's 'forgotten' Des Voeux Rd mansion

A residential building under the management of the Urban Renewal Authority in Western District has been largely left idle for more than 10 years.

Up to 84 per cent, or 168 flats, in Shun Shing Mansion at 466 Des Voeux Road West are vacant.

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

'Sneaker Street' shop owners consider legal action to halt project

Shop owners affected by the 'Sneaker Street' redevelopment plan are considering taking their case to court to stop the project, a representative said yesterday.

3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Ruling blow for 'Sneaker Street' shop owners

The Urban Renewal Authority has turned down a redevelopment plan proposed by shop owners in 'Sneaker Street' that would have spared their buildings from demolition, an authority source said yesterday.

But the source said the authority was still open to all options, including giving more compensation to some owners.

29 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Having a say

The Urban Renewal Authority may let residents in old districts initiate redevelopment plans. Do you think this could help relieve some of the tensions between officials and conservationists? Write to us.

19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

One villager killed, dozens hurt in riot over redevelopment plan

At least one villager was killed and dozens injured yesterday in a village in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, after residents clashed with armed police and thugs sent by developers to take over their land, witnesses said.

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Kwun Tong flat owners in a bind

Kwun Tong flat owners have appealed to the development secretary to buy properties affected by a redevelopment project within six months, saying they have been unable to sell or rent out their apartments.

They urged Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who was appointed to head the new Development Bureau two weeks ago, to act quickly to buy the properties.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Legislator suggests a compromise on the redevelopment of 'sneaker street'

The redevelopment of 'sneaker street' in Mong Kok could be achieved without wholesale demolition or renovation, a legislator said yesterday.

19 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Planning board says it will accept court ruling on SoHo site

The Town Planning Board yesterday decided not to challenge a Court of Appeal ruling that it was wrong in refusing to exclude land in SoHo owned by Henderson Land from an Urban Renewal Authority redevelopment zone.

The board refused to disclose why it had decided not to appeal, saying only that it would again listen to Henderson Land's objections.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am