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Old March 19th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #281
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Renewal policy slammed
Hong Kong Standard
Monday, March 19, 2007

Unionist legislator Chan Yuen-han has attacked the government's urban renewal policy of relocating local business hubs as a failure, saying people's livelihoods have been destroyed.

Speaking at City Forum, which discussed the controversial urban renewal project for Mong Kok's Fa Yuen Street, better known as "Sneaker Street," Chan said Sunday well-patronized streets are an important factor in establishing local business hubs.

She cited Central's Wing On Street, better known as "Cloth Street," where many shopkeepers had lost their business after they were relocated from a side street to Western Market.

Chan also referred to Lee Tung Street in Wan Chai, popularly known as "Wedding Card Street," where Hong Kong's publishing business started about 30 years ago. The street is now deserted, with the tenants of some 300 flats and shops having been forced to leave under a massive urban redevelopment program.

"If an economy is established, once it's destroyed, it's not possible to rebuild it. How can the Urban Renewal Authority destroy the existing economic system one after another?" Chan asked.

She said Fa Yuen Street, which forms a "culture that allows people to walk around," should not be destroyed as it is vital for the district's prosperity.

Chan, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, accused the Urban Renewal Authority of starting a confrontation with residents and shopowners since residents have been demanding compensation and relocation to new buildings, while shopowners want to stay put to continue with their businesses.

She urged the authority to resolve the question of compensation with the residents, and then discuss redevelopment plans with the shopowners.

The URA first revealed its redevelopment plan for Fa Yuen Street in 1998, but the move has sparked much controversy and disagreement. Recently, the authority found that only half of the public support the decision to proceed with the plan.

Lau Wai-man, a spokeswoman for K28 concern group, which represents the interests of the affected shopkeepers on Fa Yuen Street, said it was rare for small local businesses operating on streets to succeed after they have been moved to shopping malls.

She said the shopowners had built up their business with great pain and efforts over the decades.

Lawmaker Patrick Lau Sau-shing of the architectural, surveying and planning functional constituency criticized the URA for using what he called an "old concept" in urban renewal.

He said the authority should renovate the buildings at local business hubs instead of demolishing them. "Urban renewal does not necessarily mean buildings being pulled down completely. Flats can be demolished and residents moved out, but shops on the ground can be kept," Lau said.

However, a Mr Yau, who operates a shop on Fa Yuen Street, said he believed it would be impossible to recover the district's original appearance even after renovation.

Isaac Ng Ka-chui, a non-executive director with the URA, said it was the first time that only half the public have been found to support an urban renewal project, while the other half hoped that renovation could be carried out for "Sneaker Street."

Ng said the URA is trying to seek the best solution to the issue, and may consider offering shops in malls as compensation to shopkeepers whose premises have been demolished.
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Old March 20th, 2007, 04:42 AM   #282
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Outcry over Soho office tower plan
Hong Kong Standard
Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Residents and shopowners in the trendy Soho entertainment zone in Central and Western are up in arms over a developer's plan to erect a multi-story commercial building there, saying it would rob the area of its cozy appeal.

Sino Land has applied to the Town Planning Board to convert two buildings at 20-26 Staunton Street into a single 24-story office tower, with five levels of restaurant space. It has pledged to "preserve the unique cultural and historical character" of the area.

The developer's promise, however, has failed to please residents, with John Batten, a member of the Central and Western Concern Group, accusing the company of being deceptive about the project.

He said the unique character of Soho - which stands for South of Hollywood Road - would be adversely affected by the development, and that Sino's pledge to "maintain the area's cultural and historical features and to integrate more coherently with the scale and architectural character of the surrounding buildings [is] duplicitous and intentionally misleading."

The proposed office tower, Batten argued, would not fit in at all with the predominantly three- to eight-story buildings that characterize the neighborhood.

He demanded that the Town Planning Board maintain its current restrictions on commercial buildings in the area to the first three floors.

Another member of the Central and Western Concern Group, Katty Law Ngar-ning, warned that traffic conditions on the narrow Staunton Street, which is already congested, would reach critical levels once the proposed office tower was in use.

"There's a strong consensus in the neighborhood against the development. Whether they're visitors or residents of the area, they all want to keep the ambiance intact," she said.

A traffic report undertaken by Wilbur Smith Associates and submitted to the Urban Renewal Authority found that further intensification of development in the area bounded by Graham, Gage and Peel streets would worsen traffic congestion there and on the already busy Hollywood Road and Aberdeen Street.

Steep narrow streets and few vehicular transport options that currently characterize Soho have made the construction of an entire office block there problematic as there is little or no room for delivery vehicles.

Law said Soho residents are furious over the the Town Planning Board's failure to consult the public thoroughly about the project and that most of the neighborhood is strongly opposed to the plan.

She said there was a lack of public notices on Sino's development plan and that residents had been kept in the dark about a "24-story office tower."

Law urged affected citizens to express their views to the board.

Central and Western District councillor Chung Lai-king said there was no place for an office tower in Soho.

"If it were to be built in Wan Chai or Tsim Sha Tsui, it would not be a problem. But Soho is unique because it's a collection of restaurants, bars and boutiques in old buildings."
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Old April 1st, 2007, 06:45 PM   #283
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$30b Kwun Tong **** center revamp begins
Hong Kong Standard
Saturday, March 31, 2007

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The ***** Re***al Authority has kicked off its biggest-ever project - the long-awaited HK$30 billion redevelopment of Kwun Tong town center.
The URA started a three-day so- called "freezing survey" Friday of the estimated 4,500 residents of the area who will be offered compensation and rehoused.

Compensating owners and rehousing affected residents is expected to cost the URA at least HK$13 billion, representing nearly 44 percent of the total redevelopment cost.

The remaining cost of the proposed residential-commercial project includes construction costs and other fees.

Regeneration of Kwun Tong town center on the 5.3-hectare site bounded by Hong Ning Road, Mut Wah ******, Hip Wo ****** and Yue Man Square was first announced in 1998, when the URA was still called the Land Development Corp.

Completed in the early 1960s, the existing 24 blocks of buildings have a total of 1,860 residential units and 300 shops.

URA district development director Joseph Lee King-chi said in a media briefing Friday that an application for the redevelopment project will be made to the Town Planning Board in about three weeks' time.

He said the URA has carried out four rounds of public consultation in the past two years, gathering a large number of public views and suggestions.

"We are incorporating a lot of the suggestions into the final plan and design, which will be ready for submission soon," he added. He said the project would pose a formidable challenge to the URA in all as
pects of ***** re***al.

"Our greatest concern is to ensure that the residents' and shop operators' rights to compensation and rehousing are fairly looked after and, at the same time, that every effort is made to help them overcome any family or personal problems that may occur."

"We also have to ensure that, as a town center providing daily necessities of life, such as transport and medical services, to the 600,000 people of Kwun Tong, the place will go on functioning throughout the acquisition and redevelopment period," Lee added.

The URA will host briefing sessions for residents and shop operators to explain to them what will happen in the weeks and months ahead with regard to the statutory process of town planning approval, before acquisition can begin.

Surveyors said the URA will also start inviting private developers to take part in the project if it gains planning approval and completes land purchasing, rehousing and compensation.

The Christian Family Service Centre, meanwhile, has taken up the task of establishing an ***** re***al social services team to provide help and support for affected residents.

CFSC has a four-member team working full-time for the residents, CFSC director Kwok Lit-tung said at the URA press conference.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 05:58 PM   #284
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Call to link heritage, commercial attractions
Hong Kong Standard
Carol Chung
Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Linking heritage with commercial attractions in SoHo and Lan Kwai Fong will integrate creativity into the cityscape, Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si- yan said.

But conservationists were not excited by the idea.

"Creative industries play [a role] not only in the arts and cultural sphere, but also in helping to shape the image of our cities, provide job opportunities, and contribute to economic growth," Hui Monday told an urban-planning conference.

"The interface between creative industries and city development in particular is most relevant to the town planner."

Hui suggested linking the historical buildings of the Central Police Station compound - comprising the Central Police Station and the former Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison - with nearby attractions, including Lan Kwai Fong, SoHo, Hollywood Road and the recently opened Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum.

Hui said the Central Police Station compound not only comprised impressive examples of classical colonial architecture, but also witnessed the history of Hong Kong and the development of the city's judicial system.

Hui said the location in the heart of Central could provide an effective link with other local attractions, to greatly enrich the cultural, retail and dining attractions in the area and enhance visitor's experience.

However, conservationist group See Network director Patsy Cheng Man- wah did not find much creativity in the plan.

"Central Police Station, SoHo and Lan Kwai Fong have always been in the same area, it's not new," Cheng said, adding that the area did not need more hardware, but software.

"We don't need another sign, or changing the color and bricks of pavements. Putting more things there will just destroy the area," Cheng said.

Cheng suggested putting more government resources into researching about the culture and history of the area, and educating the public about it, such as organizing free cultural tours and seminars.

City University assistant professor of urban renewal Yip Ngai-ming said the area would be developed on its own because of its high commercial interest.

Yip suggested realizing the function of buildings is more important than just leaving them empty, such as turning the Victoria Prison into a museum.

Apart from linking the SoHo and Lan Kwai Fong area, Hui said other future examples of connecting creative industries with Hong Kong's cityscape and community included developing the West Kowloon cultural district, which covers a vast area overlooking Victoria Harbour.

"Besides acting as a catalyst for the growth of new cultural and creative industries, this huge development will also breathe new life into the older, surrounding areas," Hui said.
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Estate to retain green link to past
Hong Kong Standard
Friday, April 06, 2007

Shek Kip Mei Estate - Hong Kong's oldest public-housing complex - can expect to see its greenery almost intact after redevelopment, with plans afoot to preserve most of the estate's aging trees, some of which have been there for four decades.

The Housing Department said phases two and five of the estate's reconstruction will deal with the fate of 56 trees, and it has been decided to leave 33 of them in their original positions.

Five of the trees - mostly from the banyan family - will be transplanted elsewhere, while 18 will have to be felled due to their deteriorating condition.

"Environmental preservation is the department's priority in the redevelopment project," said Deputy Director of Housing (Development and Construction) Ada Fung Yin-suen.

The entire operation, involving watering and maintaining the trees, will cost more than HK$1 million.

The department has also commissioned the Chinese University of Hong Kong to carry out a micro-climatic study to look for an environmentally friendly master plan.

Redevelopment plans call for blocks in phases two and five to have a more linear-shaped design, aligned parallel to prevailing wind directions.

The buildings in the two phases will also be separated by corridors of up to 65 meters wide, retaining up to six hours of natural light and a well-ventilated environment for the community.

The design will be able to preserve 33 existing trees in their original locations and five others at a nearby site.

"Most of the trees have been here for 30 to 40 years. They have become part of the cityscape," said the department's senior landscape architect, Evans Iu Po-lung.

Besides the Chinese banyan tree, the other common species are the Candlenut tree, Indian almond tree and the Red Kapok tree. The 18 trees to be removed range from several years to 20 years old.

"Some of them are not very healthy anyway, while others, like the paperbark trees, are not suitable for transplant as the species has a low survival rate and would not likely live after being transplanted," Iu said.

The Housing Department has embarked on a green campaign in recent years as it strives to improve living conditions for estate residents.

Since 2004, it has been conducting micro-climate environmental studies for all its projects, aimed at coming up with designs with environmental preservation in mind.

"A micro-climate environmental design is good for both the environment and the people," Fung said.

The Shek Kip Mei redevelopment program was rolled out by the government in 2002 to improve the spartan living conditions in the estate.

The 53-year-old estate, comprising 15 seven-story blocks, was built between 1954 and 1955 as a permanent resettlement site for more than 50,000 people made homeless in a fire that destroyed the Shek Kip Mei squatter area on Christmas Day, 1953.

The blocks were the earliest government subsidized low-income rental flats, featuring spartan facilities with shared toilets, showers and kitchens.
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Call to halt auction of prime sites
Hong Kong Standard
Monday, April 16, 2007



The government is under mounting pressure to change its building guidelines to reduce the health threat posed to residents by the "wall-like effects" of skyscrapers to be built in densely populated areas.

Environmental group Green Sense has called for the withdrawal of prime West Kowloon sites from the land application list for public auction to eliminate what it calls the "grave danger" to the health of residents, particularly the elderly, if high-rises are built there.

"We want the government to lower the plot ratio to five or even less and set limits on the alignment of buildings immediately. Air ventilation tests should also be done before the master layout plan is drafted," Green Sense president Roy Tam Hoi-pong said Sunday.

Last month a number of legislators lashed out at the construction of two skyscrapers on northern Hong Kong Island facing Tsim Sha Tsui, warning they will create a "wall-like effect" and block air flow and sunlight in Central. The tight disposition of high-rises above the Kowloon-Canton Railway stations at Tai Wai and at Tai Kok Tsui also stirred controversy because of the potential "wall-like effect" in the districts.

Green Sense said it investigated all 46 lots now on the Buildings Department's land application list and found at least 12 sites in Yau Ma Tei, Hung Hom, Wong Tai Sin and Tung Chung that are likely to be packed with high- rises along the coastline that may create a "wall-like effect."

It said such an effect will result in poor air ventilation and cause temperatures to rise in the inner parts of the city, threatening residents' health.

"The result is a shock. The government should review the urban design guidelines of these lots, such as tightening the height limits," Tam said.

"Air ventilation guidelines should also be applied to private infrastructure projects."

At present, only major government projects are bound by guidelines on air ventilation.

According to the green group, the "risky lots" include a residential site in Yau Ma Tei, at the junction of Hoi Wang, Yan Cheung and Yau Cheung roads, with an area of 86,758 square feet and a plot ratio of 7.5.

Analysts said the site could fetch between HK$3.6 billion and HK$5.2 billion at an auction May 8 - the first in the 2007-08 fiscal year.

However, Green Sense said the site might be turned into a complex of 40-story buildings, with a maximum height of 130 meters.

Its total gross floor area could "inflated" by 20 percent at a plot ratio of nine.

"The mere numeral in the plot ratio is indeed meaningless," said architect Vincent Ng Wing-shum.

"Those so-called `green facilities' like podiums, gardens, clubhouses and mail-box areas are excluded from the current plot ratio, so the large-scale infrastructure projects become `inflated' into even larger ones."

Green Sense and residents in Yau Ma Tei saw the prime site at Hoi Wan Road as "the sole large ventilating window left in West Kowloon."

Benny Yeung Tsz-hei, a resident of Yau Ma Tei, said: "If you stand in the streets in Yau Ma Tei, such as Public Square Street, you can feel the breeze coming in from the Hoi Wan Road lot.

"The wind helps ease the pollution in nearby Nathan Road. But if the 40-story buildings are built, air ventilation in Yau Ma Tei will be poorer and threaten our health."

Lisa Ki Yuet-yuen, another Yau Ma Tei resident of more than 30 years, said the area's temperature had risen because of the surrounding new high-rises in Tsim Sha Tsui and above the MTR's Kowloon station.

"I have to turn on my air conditioners every day in summer. These high-rises not only block my sea view, but also the fresh air that comes along," she said.

They urged the government not to publish the gazette notice for the Hoi Wan Road lot on April 20 and reconsider the urban design guidelines for the site.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 07:23 PM   #287
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Redevelopment of town centre kicks off with survey
31 March 2007
South China Morning Post

A three-day detailed survey of 4,500 people residing in Kwun Tong's town centre began yesterday, marking the commencement of a redevelopment project first announced nearly 10 years ago.

Urban Renewal Authority district development director Joseph Lee King-chi said the biggest redevelopment project the authority had ever handled posed a formidable challenge for the agency.

Information gathered through the survey will form the basis of a compensation offer.

People moving into the redevelopment zone after the survey will not be compensated.

But residents will still have to wait at least 18 months to receive compensation, which will only be made after the Town Planning Board and the Executive Council approve the redevelopment plan.

Mr Lee did not give an estimate of when demolition would begin. The 5.3-hectare project will involve 24 buildings, 1,640 property rights, 1,860 families and 300 shops. It includes Yuet Wah Street bus terminal and the area bordered by Hip Wo Street, Mut Wah Street, Hong Ning Road and Kwun Tong Road.

It was announced in early 1998 by the Land Development Corporation.

The project was passed to the authority when it was set up three years later, following the dissolution of the corporation.

The project has attracted a number of property buyers aiming to gain compensation and the authority estimates the total cost of redevelopment to be HK$30 billion, with compensation alone costing HK$13 billion. It will take more than a decade to complete.

Democratic Party legislator Fred Li Wah-ming, a member of the authority's management board, disclosed that the renewal agency would concede to resident demands to be offered compensation simultaneously, despite the fact that the redevelopment scheme would take place in phases.

"Up to this stage, the financial analysis shows we will lose money in the project. Fortunately, the authority has been making a profit in all previous projects. We should have money to handle this one," he said.

He also was optimistic about the authority's cash flow despite having to offer compensation to all residents simultaneously. "First, we will only be making the offer next year. When we make offers, there will be a negotiation process with each family - the length of negotiation varies because people will react differently. It usually takes 18 months to two years."

The first demolition is expected to take place in 2010.

He said the authority had made an unprecedented decision on the transitional arrangements, allowing residents time to find a new home after reaching the compensation agreement. They could also rent their units from the new landlord.

But cage-dweller Hui Siu-ping, 65, says he doesn't have any great expectations about the development plan.

"I have been living here since 1989. Over the years, I have heard at least 10 times that there will be redevelopment here, but none of them came true. I don't have many expectations and I have no opinion," Mr Hui said. Mr Hui is one of 10 tenants living in a 500 sq ft bed space apartment in a seven-storey building in Yue Man Square. He retired four years ago and now relies on social welfare. He pays HK$700 a month for the three-deck bed, sleeping on the middle deck and keeping his belongings on the other two decks.

The Democratic Party's Mr Li remained tight-lipped on which part of the project would be demolished first and redeveloped.

A design dubbed "City of Tomorrow", a 70-storey office and hotel tower, was selected as the redevelopment model in November after a two-month public consultation.

Architectural firm Wong & Ouyang refined the model on the basis of views gathered during a consultation. The major criticism of the design was its high redevelopment density.

The authority refused to disclose whether it had lowered the density when it submitted the plan to the Town Planning Board for approval three weeks later.
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Gov't Press Release:
Draft Kwun Tong (South) Outline Zoning Plan approved

Draft Fanling/Sheung Shui Outline Zoning Plan Approved
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Must say that i love the proposal for the new Kwun tong town-centre! it looks great with all that green! And if you go to the website, you can also see that it is supposed to have a nice scraper in the middle of it, just perfect!
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Kwun Tong's massive redevelopment scheme now has its own thread. Check it out here : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=468277
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EMax is made up of eight floors: B3, B1, G/F to 6/F of Hong Kong International Trade and Exhibition Centre (HITEC).

An entertainment and shopping paradise that provides a brand-new shopping experience, and endless surprise and excitement.

EMax adopts a ‘horizon-to-horizon’ floor design, with each floor area ranging from 120,000 sq.ft. to 230,000 sq.ft, which facilitates visitors to enjoy various kinds of entertainment and shopping facilities on a single floor without traveling up and down escalators.

Web : http://www.emaxhk.com/
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市區重建局或開先例「舖換舖」,傳提供波鞋街業主原址選擇方案
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市區重建局擬開先例,向旺角「波鞋街」地舖業主提供「舖換舖」及重返原址經營的搬遷選擇方案。

不過,一直反對市建局清拆的地舖商戶,則力抗全面重建,堅持「拆上留下」,並已委託建築師研究方案爭取保留波鞋街。

有市建局中人指出,除非商戶提供突破性技術可行方案,否則難以接納拆上不拆下;市建局已為波鞋街訂下「生死線」,若下月沒有方案,便宣布全面收購清場,以免項目一再拖延,惟有關說法不獲市建局證實,市建局發言人表示目標是盡快進行項目,亦有市建局董事會成員表示,他們希望等候業主完成「拆上留下」方案研究,才作最後決定。
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