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Residents facing court for refusing to move out

A handful of shop owners and tenants in Tai Kok Tsui will be taken to court by the Urban Renewal Authority for refusing to surrender their properties for redevelopment.

Wednesday, 3 January, 2007, 12:00am

Henderson seeks to do luxury development justice

In the interest of heritage education and preservation, developer Henderson Land and sister company Town Gas have jointly donated HK$100,000 to run more public open days for Victoria Prison, the Central Police Station and the Central Magistracy. But why the sudden philanthropy?

9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Evicted landlords demand fair compensation

A handful of landlords of shops due for demolition in Tai Kok Tsui remain at loggerheads with the government over compensation that they say falls short of private valuations by $2 million or more.

More than 90 per cent of people affected by an Urban Renewal Authority project in the area have accepted the compensation offers, but 16 are holding out for more.

12 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Activists win bigger say in Wedding Card Street project

Activists fighting to save Wedding Card Street in Wan Chai claimed a partial victory yesterday after winning a bigger say in its redevelopment - but they said the battle was not over.

24 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Strike the right balance in urban renewal plan

Faced with persistent demands from the property sector to further facilitate urban redevelopment, the government has proposed making it easier for developers to force the sale of buildings. The proposal requires critical scrutiny, as forcing property owners to divest their holdings strikes at the heart of private property rights.

10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

More of old Shamshuipo faces wrecking ball

The Urban Renewal Authority has unveiled a $2.53 billion plan to demolish 37 buildings in Shamshuipo for redevelopment.

About 680 families will be affected by the redevelopment, to be carried out in three projects in Hai Tan and Tung Chau streets. Previous similar projects in the area have affected 1,800 families.

18 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Renewal uproar 'a wake-up call'

Recent vehement opposition to redevelopment plans for ageing areas has been a wake-up call for the Urban Renewal Authority, according to a newly appointed official.

21 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Community input vital for effective urban renewal

An appeal to the government to make it easier to force the sale of properties slated for redevelopment is a reminder that urban renewal in Hong Kong is lagging other big cities.

19 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Planning board rejects residents' bid to save Wedding Card St buildings

A proposal to save a section of the celebrated Wedding Card Street from demolition was rejected by the Town Planning Board yesterday.

The board agreed with the intention of the proposal, but it said it was technically flawed and questioned its feasibility. Residents vowed to fight the decision.

19 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

$1b plan to revamp Shamshuipo site

Owners of 1950s buildings would receive $550m in compensation

The Urban Renewal Authority has proposed demolishing 17 old buildings in a rundown area of Shamshuipo in a $1.1 billion project that would create 390 flats.

12 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Urban renewal needs flexible approach

Urban renewal projects anywhere always have the potential to be controversial. Homes are often more than just real estate, and neighbourhoods are repositories of history and culture. Stakeholders include not only the people who live in the area.

23 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Housing Society faces $110m loss from project

The Housing Society says it is facing a $110 million loss from one of its redevelopment projects in a rundown urban district.

Seventeen blocks about 40 years old in Shau Kei Wan will be demolished and turned into new homes for 300 families and a 1,700 square metre business area by 2009.

30 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Building on ambition

I refer to Choith Ramchandani's letter 'Will ugly building threaten ambitious redevelopment' (Sunday Morning Post, September 1). The Hanoi Road site in Tsim Sha Tsui was designated as a Comprehensive Development Area by the Town Planning Board in the 1970s. In 1997, the Land Development Corporation took up the redevelopment project.

8 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Redevelopment accord proves elusive

Private developer Good Harvest Enterprises wants approval to separate its industrial sites from a neighbouring lot for residential redevelopment in To Kwa Wan.

19 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Plans set to revamp Cheung Sha Wan

More than 12 hectares of industrial land in Cheung Sha Wan will be converted to business use in a move to speed up redevelopment of old industrial areas.

The recommendation made by the Town Planning Board last week follows the Government's drive to rejuvenate old industrial buildings to meet changing needs.

4 Apr 2001 - 12:00am