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The current name for Gyeonggi Province was first used in the 11th century (1026). The Gyeonggi area of the Korean Peninsula has served as the capital region for more than a thousand years. It now plays a vital role in the politics, economy, and culture of Korea.
Korea is located in Northeast Asia, which is home to diverse economic activities. The region can be divided into four parts: north, west, east and central. To the north is Russia, where primary products such as timber and minerals are extracted. To the west, northeastern China, is home to agriculture, light industry and manufacturing. To the east, Japan, has become the leader in a vast array of advanced industries that have been moving offshore to more cost-efficient locations. In the center is Korea, and the center of Korean business and industry is the capital city Seoul and Gyeonggi Province. Most industries, from agriculture to information technology, can be found in this area.
Gyeonggi Province is located in the west-central area of the Korean Peninsula and surrounds the Korean capital of Seoul. Situated between 126° and 127° east longitude and between 36° and 38° north latitude, Gyeonggi Province enjoys a temperate climate. It is bordered to the north by the 38th parallel and to the west by the Yellow Sea. Gyeonggi Province is divided into northern and southern halves by the Han River, which flows through the province from east to west. The northeastern area is mountainous while the southwestern area consists of wide plains. The area of Gyeonggi Province is 10,189㎢, accounting for approximately 10.2% of the total land area of South Korea.
 

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[Hwaseong city]Dongtan newtown project



— HWASEONG DONGTAN NEW TOWN 1

The development of Hwaseong Dongtan New Town project was designed to induce the wellbalanced development of Capital region, preventing the spatial structure concentrated in Seoul by building a satellite city playing a role of core at the outer area outside of overpopulationcontrolled area at Greater Capital city area and to prevent unruly developmental business in advance at the regions under higher pressure for development.
It's location is 40km south of Seoul and total area is 9.03km2, planned population is 124,000 persons and housing units are 41,000. It started 2001 and ended 2008.


— HWASEONG DONGTAN NEW TOWN 2

In order to contribute to stabilization of housing market by satisfying demand on houses within southern area of the capital region pursuant to 2006.11.15 countermeasure of the government for the purpose of solving housing problems in the capital region and construct self-sufficient core stronghold city harmonized with hi-tech industries, dwelling, education, culture and business functions, Hwaseong Dongtan New Town 2 has been promoted around Dongtanmyeon, Hwaseong City. It plans secure infrastructure such as wider area transportation network and high value added business function and urban support function which are concentrated in connection with surrounding advanced IT industry infrastructure.
Dongtan New Town 2, which is an Industry and Economy-centered city is developed as a Wide-business Complex with the size of 1.5millon m2. It introduces the convention center, business hotels, head offices, branches of global companies and cultural facilities. It is TOD compact city that induces to vitalization by placing residences, businesses and commerces in combination. So it’s gonna be the Sleepless in Dongtan with a full of liveliness.
Dongtan Techno Valley with self-sufficient functions is the typical business core city in the metropolitan area. Its size is 1.4million m2 for
building the cluster where foreign investment enterprises, R&D and high-tech companies are connected. Excellent companies including the business of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. in Suwon, Giheung and Hwaseong and Pyeongtaek Digital Park of LG Electronics Inc. were moved to the neighboring areas. It can easily attract foreign investors because of the accessibility to other countries is excellent as the intermediate point of 4 airports in the central areas (Incheon, Gimpo, Cheongju and Wonju) as well as roads and railroads like KTX and GTX.
Also it plans to build a self-sufficient facility site and is creating the general industrial complex with the size of 2km2 next to Dongtan 2 to transfer the companies in the development area to it and raise city competitiveness. Furthermore, it is expected to invigorate the local economy and to create many jobs.
 

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Project under construction in the city of Goyang, just West of Seoul, South Korea. The project is already well underway and scheduled for completion in 2016.

It consists of 6 towers. The official height hasn't been announced yet, but based on the floor count and the pictures, I'd say it's in the 220-230 meter range. We'll know more once the buildings are completed.

Building 103 : 59 floors
Building 105 : 59 floors
Building 102 : 58 floors
Building 104 : 59 floors
Building 106 : 57 floors
Building 101 : 55 floors

Official website http://www.ycity.co.kr/

Renders :

http://hango1108.tistory.com/464

http://blog.daum.net/_blog/BlogType...icleno=314&categoryId=68&regdt=20130607131952

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Goyang Yonjin Y-City 3
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Goyang Yonjin Y-City 2
by kimahrikku1, sur Flickr
http://blog.naver.com/hongkong38/220437743792

Goyang Yonjin Y-City 1
by kimahrikku1, sur Flickr
 

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Pangyo Hyundai department store

Asia biggest department store Grand open 2015.08.21




http://www.hankookilbo.com/v/00cf7634e617435cb447868c64ac89b0


http://www.newsway.kr/view.php?tp=1&ud=2015082119363107982


http://m.biz.newdaily.co.kr/m/m_article.html?no=10083509

A number of global retail brands have opened up stores in the newly built Pangyo Hyundai Department Store in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, which held its grand opening Friday.

Global apparel company Uniqlo, Switzerland-based coffee machine brand Nespresso, as well as Esteem -- a cafe which sells drinks from U.S. coffee brand Intelligentsia Coffee and France’s Palais de Thes -- are among some 900 shops housed inside the mega shopping mall.

Uniqlo is holding opening day promotions from Friday to Sunday, offering discounts on a number of items including flannel shirts, women’s blouses and men’s sweatshirts, as well as gifts for a number of customers.

At Nespresso, customers can directly purchase 23 varieties of the brand’s flagship capsule coffee, coffee machines and accessories. Coffee consulting and free tasting opportunities are available as well.

Esteem, the biggest coffee store inside the department store by size, will offer new menus from the two Western brands that will differ by season.
 

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Beginning of Construction of K-Culture Valley

K-Culture Valley has started construction in the new city of Ilsan (near KINTEX), in the city of Goyang, just North-West from Seoul. It is part of the greater Hallyu World project

Full article :

CJ breaks ground on K-Culture Valley project


President Park Geun-hye listens to CJ Chairman Sohn Kyung-shik explain the K-Culture Valley project at its ground-breaking ceremony in Goyang, north of Seoul on Friday. A complex the size of 46 football stadiums will open in December next year.

CJ broke ground Friday on a gigantic complex devoted to Korean pop cultural content in Goyang, Gyeonggi, which is to be completed in December 2017.

“K-Culture Valley” will have a theme park, a 2,000-seat K-pop concert hall, a traditional Korean-style hotel with 400 rooms and a shopping mall on a 326,000-square-meter plot near Kintex - the size of 46 football stadiums combined.

The conglomerate, a leader in both the entertainment and food industries, announced at a ground-breaking ceremony that it will spend 1.4 trillion won ($1.2 billion) on the project, 40 percent more than its original budget.

“One of key growth engines of Korea will be the industrializing of Korean culture through creative content,” said President Park Geun-hye at the ceremony.

She cited the hugely popular Korean drama “Descendants of the Sun” as a successful example of Korean cultural content contributing to the national economy.

“The drama itself posted 10 billion won in export deals, but also led Korean businesses to ship a range of products featured in it - worth 1 trillion won,” Park said.

Meant to introduce 5,000 years of Korean history - from the period of the Three States (Samguk) to the Joseon Empire - the theme park will consist of six different zones.

Unlike ordinary theme parks that are equipped with rides, the six themed zones will make the most out of Korean dramas, films and music to allow visitors to experience Hallyu, or the Korean wave of pop culture, with the help of cutting-edge technologies such as holograms, augmented reality and virtual reality.

For instance, a tourist may become Admiral Yi Sun-shin and lead warships into the historic Battle of Myeongnyang against the Japanese navy through a 4-D video. That experience will be based on the popular 2014 historical epic “The Admiral: Roaring Currents.”

The ministry anticipates the valley will create 56,000 new jobs and 8.7 trillion won worth of economic impact in its first five years after its opening next year. Annual visitors are forecast at 5 million.

With an ambition to form a cultural ecosystem, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has been launching a series of establishments since early last year.

The Hallyu-centered project began with the opening of the Culture Creative Convergence Center at the CJ E&M Sangamdong Center in western Seoul last April. The K-Culture Valley is set to round off the grand plan.
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3018991


Here is the theme park itself:


http://www.sporbiz.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=34713

And the greater Hallyu World complex (theme park on the bottom left of the complex):


http://www.joongboo.com/?mod=news&act=articleView&idxno=1055533
 

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Opening of Starfield Hanam

Shinsegae bets big on Starfield Hanam


Shoppers tour Starfield Hanam, southeast of Seoul, during a pre-opening event, Monday. Shinsegae and Taubman invested a combined 1 trillion won ($910 million) to open Korea's largest shopping mall by floor space. Starfield Hanam will officially open its door on Friday. / Yonhap

By Lee Hyo-sik


Shinsegae is betting big on Starfield Hanam, the so-called shopping-themed entertainment park, southeast of Seoul, to outdo its archrival Lotte amid the prolonged domestic consumption slump.

Starfield Hanam, the nation's largest shopping complex by floor space, aims to attract shoppers in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province where more than half of Korea's 52 million people reside, according to Shinsegae officials, Monday.

They say the mall will earn more than 820 billion won (745 million) in sales during its first year, adding that Shinsegae will open more such facilities in the coming years, nurturing the Starfield brand as its new growth engine.

"Starfield Hanam has everything that shoppers are looking for in one place," Yim Young-rok, vice president of Shinsegae Property, which oversees the mall's operations, said during a pre-opening event. "We have a department store, luxury brand shops, an electronics store, automobile showrooms, a water park, a cinema, a food court and many more places that enable us to provide a great shopping experience."

It is built on an 118,000 square-meter site in Hanam, Gyeonggi Province, housing 750 brands, ranging from fashion and cosmetics to food and electronics. Its floor space totals 460,000 square meters, the largest among shopping centers in Korea.

"In addition, Starfield Hanam can accommodate about 6,200 vehicles at once," Yim said. "The mall has convenient access to nearby expressways and multiple local roads, making it easier for 4.3 million people residing within 20 kilometers to come and enjoy its state-of-the-art facilities."

It will attract more than 12 million visitors annually, including Chinese and Japanese tourists, the vice president said, adding that it has created more than 5,000 new jobs.

Using the success of Starfield Hanam, Shinsegae and its business partner Taubman, the U.S.-based shopping mall developer, plan to build two more shopping complexes, in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, and Cheongna International City in Incheon.

Shinsegae has a 51-percent stake in Starfield Hanam and Taubman the remaining 49 percent.

"I am glad to witness the successful opening of Starfield Hanam," said Peter Degalan, chief investment officer at Taubman Asia. "We are proud to be Shinsegae's partner in creating this wonderful shopping mall. Shinsegae came to us first because Hanam City required it to find a foreign investor for the construction of a large-scale shopping center. We made the right decision to be involved in this project."

Degalan said Taubman has not decided yet whether to invest in the planned Starfield malls. "We are still talking with Shinsegae about our further commitments to the upcoming Starfield malls. I believe that the Starfield brand will lead Korea's shopping trend and offer a new experience for local consumers."
Nice video that shows what the mall will have to offer and an aerial view as well at the end

 

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Announcement of the 3rd round of developments of New Towns in Seoul Capital Area

So, as I explained in this post yesterday: (https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1755342&page=44)

[/Now, the government will announce tomorrow morning new housing plans. They will announce up to five new satellite towns. Here are what they're supposed to reveal tomorrow:
- Between 1 and 5 new towns (there will be 5 in total, but they may just announce a subset tomorrow). The most likely location is the valley between Gwangmyeong and Siheung. Amonst the other strong candidates, the Gambuk district in Hanam (actually located nearer to Seoul near the end of the new Seoul Subway Line 9 extension), the Gochon district in Gimpo (the west of the airport and by the Han river), Hwajeon-dong in Goyang (in the East part of town near Seoul).
- The Green Belt will be kept impact
- Seoul and the government to collaborate to supply up to 60,000 apartments in publicly-owned land in Seoul (near railway stations, former government offices...)
- More lax regulations for redevelopment in central Seoul (increase of the floor-area ratio in downtown and near stations) to increase apartment supply
- A transportation plan will be announced as well. It will likely focus on the GTX lines, and I predict the government will officially announce it is exempting the GTX Line B from the KDI's feasibility review. Then they'll reconfirmed already planned lines (ex. Sinansan Line, Wolgot-Pangyo, the tram lines, and the light rail within Seoul) and say they'll speed up the projects.

So with this announcement on top of the previous regulations, it's sure that the housing prices will be kept under control, at least for the next few months.QUOTE]

The official announcement for this 3rd series of new towns (following similar projects in the early 1990s and early 2000s) was announced this morning. Four new towns have been announced, with some surprises:
- Namyangju Wangsuk (11 million sqm, 66,000 units): will be built in two areas. A small one near the heart of Namyangju city (Donong Station), with a new station to be built on the Gyeongui-Jungang Line, and for which connection south of the Han River will be helped by the currently under construction Suseok Bridge. And a bigger one north of Dasan New Town, which will have a new station on the Gyeongchun Line between Twegyewon and Sareung Station, as well as extend all the way north to the future Pungyang Station on the Jinjeob Line extension of subway Line 4. Also, while not directly part of the project, the Byeollnae Line (northern extension of Subway Line 8), should be further extended from Byeollae Station to Byeolgaram (3.2 km) on the Jinjeob Line
- Hanam Gyosan (6.5 million sqm, 32,000 units): this is the valley directly south of Hanam JC, which right now is basically just farms. This will come with a 10-kilometer, 4 station extension to the subway Line 3 (one station in Gamil, two within the Hanam Gyosan new town), and one in the old Hanam at Deokpung Station, which is being built as an extension of Line 5 right now. This is like a good plan. Right now, residents of Hanam and the south part of Misa New Town have no subway, but even when Line 5 will be completed, it would hook north to Misa and Godeok, and back down where mainy people will transfer to Line 8 at Cheonho Station, then further change to Line 2 at Jamsil Station to go to Gangnam. Not extremely convenient, especially considering that this section of Line 5 is just a branch, and will not see as much traffic as the down town sections. So with this new option, people in Hanam can conveniently reach Gangnam just by taking Line 3, which will be fairly faster.
- Incheon Gyeyang (3.3 million sqm, 17,000 units): Located between Naoji JC and Gyeyang IC just East of the Highway 100 and west of the Gulpocheon stream. Not too much else to say about this place. This will be very near the Gimpo airport, and will have some decent, but not direct, access to Incheon Line 1 and AREX Line.
- North Gwacheon (1.5 million sqm, 7,000 units): This will be located on the north part of town, between Seonbawi Station and Seoul Racecourse Park Station on Line 4, just north west of the Racecourse and the Science Museum. Basically, once this will be completed, the entire valley between Yangjae and Anyang will become urbanized, with the other nearby projects of Gwacheon New Stay and Gwacheon Knowledge Information Town. Some roadworks will be done to help traffic, including rebuilding a major road underground, and Seonbabwi Station will become a transfer Complex (with buses I believe). Also, this will be close the Gwacheon Station on GTX B.

Although I didn't go into details, there are projects for BRT, new bus lines and road improvements at all of the mentioned new towns.

Overall, I think that the projects make sense. They're located fairly close to Seoul, especially compared to the 2nd round of new towns, with good transportation options. Then again, there will probably be some differences between what is announced today, and what happens in reality. And just creating new towns (of limited size compared to previous projects) does not guarantee that all of Seoul's housing projects will be solved, nor that it is the best way to solve such problems.

It's likely that these new towns will be completed around 2025.





Namyangju


Hanam


Incheon


Gwacheon

https://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?oid=014&aid=0004146754
 

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Announcement of the 3rd round of developments of New Towns in Seoul Capital Area

So, as I explained in this post yesterday: (https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1755342&page=44)

[/Now, the government will announce tomorrow morning new housing plans. They will announce up to five new satellite towns. Here are what they're supposed to reveal tomorrow:
- Between 1 and 5 new towns (there will be 5 in total, but they may just announce a subset tomorrow). The most likely location is the valley between Gwangmyeong and Siheung. Amonst the other strong candidates, the Gambuk district in Hanam (actually located nearer to Seoul near the end of the new Seoul Subway Line 9 extension), the Gochon district in Gimpo (the west of the airport and by the Han river), Hwajeon-dong in Goyang (in the East part of town near Seoul).
- The Green Belt will be kept impact
- Seoul and the government to collaborate to supply up to 60,000 apartments in publicly-owned land in Seoul (near railway stations, former government offices...)
- More lax regulations for redevelopment in central Seoul (increase of the floor-area ratio in downtown and near stations) to increase apartment supply
- A transportation plan will be announced as well. It will likely focus on the GTX lines, and I predict the government will officially announce it is exempting the GTX Line B from the KDI's feasibility review. Then they'll reconfirmed already planned lines (ex. Sinansan Line, Wolgot-Pangyo, the tram lines, and the light rail within Seoul) and say they'll speed up the projects.

So with this announcement on top of the previous regulations, it's sure that the housing prices will be kept under control, at least for the next few months.QUOTE]

The official announcement for this 3rd series of new towns (following similar projects in the early 1990s and early 2000s) was announced this morning. Four new towns have been announced, with some surprises:
- Namyangju Wangsuk (11 million sqm, 66,000 units): will be built in two areas. A small one near the heart of Namyangju city (Donong Station), with a new station to be built on the Gyeongui-Jungang Line, and for which connection south of the Han River will be helped by the currently under construction Suseok Bridge. And a bigger one north of Dasan New Town, which will have a new station on the Gyeongchun Line between Twegyewon and Sareung Station, as well as extend all the way north to the future Pungyang Station on the Jinjeob Line extension of subway Line 4. Also, while not directly part of the project, the Byeollnae Line (northern extension of Subway Line 8), should be further extended from Byeollae Station to Byeolgaram (3.2 km) on the Jinjeob Line
- Hanam Gyosan (6.5 million sqm, 32,000 units): this is the valley directly south of Hanam JC, which right now is basically just farms. This will come with a 10-kilometer, 4 station extension to the subway Line 3 (one station in Gamil, two within the Hanam Gyosan new town), and one in the old Hanam at Deokpung Station, which is being built as an extension of Line 5 right now. This is like a good plan. Right now, residents of Hanam and the south part of Misa New Town have no subway, but even when Line 5 will be completed, it would hook north to Misa and Godeok, and back down where mainy people will transfer to Line 8 at Cheonho Station, then further change to Line 2 at Jamsil Station to go to Gangnam. Not extremely convenient, especially considering that this section of Line 5 is just a branch, and will not see as much traffic as the down town sections. So with this new option, people in Hanam can conveniently reach Gangnam just by taking Line 3, which will be fairly faster.
- Incheon Gyeyang (3.3 million sqm, 17,000 units): Located between Naoji JC and Gyeyang IC just East of the Highway 100 and west of the Gulpocheon stream. Not too much else to say about this place. This will be very near the Gimpo airport, and will have some decent, but not direct, access to Incheon Line 1 and AREX Line.
- North Gwacheon (1.5 million sqm, 7,000 units): This will be located on the north part of town, between Seonbawi Station and Seoul Racecourse Park Station on Line 4, just north west of the Racecourse and the Science Museum. Basically, once this will be completed, the entire valley between Yangjae and Anyang will become urbanized, with the other nearby projects of Gwacheon New Stay and Gwacheon Knowledge Information Town. Some roadworks will be done to help traffic, including rebuilding a major road underground, and Seonbabwi Station will become a transfer Complex (with buses I believe). Also, this will be close the Gwacheon Station on GTX B.

Although I didn't go into details, there are projects for BRT, new bus lines and road improvements at all of the mentioned new towns.

Overall, I think that the projects make sense. They're located fairly close to Seoul, especially compared to the 2nd round of new towns, with good transportation options. Then again, there will probably be some differences between what is announced today, and what happens in reality. And just creating new towns (of limited size compared to previous projects) does not guarantee that all of Seoul's housing projects will be solved, nor that it is the best way to solve such problems.

It's likely that these new towns will be completed around 2025.





Namyangju


Hanam


Incheon


Gwacheon

https://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?oid=014&aid=0004146754

In addition to the 5 new towns announced back in September, the Government has just announced today 2 additional new towns to be built.


This important announcement was also reported by the English-language press.


Gov't to build additional 110,000 homes in Seoul, Gyeonggi Province


The government plans to build an additional 110,000 new apartments primarily in cities surrounding Seoul, including the creation of two new commuter towns, to help curb rises in home prices, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation said Tuesday.

In addition to 35,000 new homes announced in September and 155,000 in December, 110,000 new apartments will be constructed on 28 sites around Seoul and Gyeonggi Province.

The two Gyeonggi Province sites selected were in Goyang, providing 38,000 homes, and Bucheon, offering 20,000 dwellings.

The four other satellite cities revealed in December include Namyangju providing 66,000 apartments, Hanam offering 32,000, Gwacheon with 7,000 and Gyeyang Techno Valley in Incheon with 17,000.

The land ministry said the government took full account in selecting the locations, adding that the housing supply plan is part of the government's broad plan to supply 300,000 homes to Seoul and adjacent areas.

"The two new commuter towns will accommodate twice as much space for support facilities than that of existing satellite cities, which will be used for housing venture companies, urban factories and other startups," Land Minister Kim Hyun-mee said during a press conference. "As a result, the large residential complexes will create new jobs."




To shorten the commute between Seoul and the selected sites, the government plans to extend existing subway lines, establish new transfer stations and railway systems, and expand bus rapid transit (BRT) services, the ministry said.

"The government will build new public transportation infrastructure to allow residents to commute to central Seoul within 30 minutes," Kim said.

The ministry also rolled out plans to turn new commuter towns into eco-friendly areas, saying it will transform one-third of the entire land into national parks and run community and daycare centers to promote public welfare.

Last September, the government announced it would supply more than 300,000 affordable homes in the capital region in the coming years.

The plan comes in line with President Moon Jae-in's pledge to provide more public housing for low-income families and young people.

Housing prices in the Seoul capital area have been falling since October due to the government's mass housing supply plans and hefty taxation on real estate.

"The government will continue its efforts to curb the soaring housing prices in Seoul and metropolitan areas by providing low-priced but quality homes," Kim said.
https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/biz/2019/05/367_268452.html



https://www.mk.co.kr/news/realestate/view/2019/05/298891/
 

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Construction of Kintex Phase 3

The project for the construction of a 3rd phase to the Kintex Convention Center in Ilsan, Goyang has been financially approved, with the next convention center to be built on two large parking lots adjacent to the existing facilities.

Construction will start in September 2021 for a completion in 2024. The construction cost is expected to be around USD 450 million.

With phase 1 and 2 completed, the current floor area of Kintex is 108,000 sqm. Phase 3 will have an area of 70,090 sqm. Once completed Kintex will become the 5th largest convention center in Asia, and the 22nd largest in the world.



http://news.khan.co.kr/kh_news/khan_art_view.html?artid=202001152108005&code=620109

 
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