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URA Ma Tau Wai Road/Chun Tin Street Project: Authorization by the Secretary for Development

The Secretary for Development (SDEV) has authorized the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) to proceed with the Ma Tau Wai Road/Chun Tin Street project in Tokwawan, Kowloon.

The authorization for the project is given under section 24 (4) (a) of the Urban Renewal Authority Ordinance (URAO) and is published in the Gazette today (Friday).

The project was implemented by way of a development project in accordance with section 26 of the URAO. The implementation notice of the Ma Tau Wai Road/Chun Tin Street project was published on the Gazette on 24 February 2010 under section 23 of the URAO.  It was followed by a two-month consultation period.

In accordance with section 24(3) of the URAO, the Ma Tau Wai Road/Chun Tin Street project was submitted to the SDEV on 20 May 2010.

Covering an area of about 3,377 square metres, the project area is bounded by Ma Tau Wai Road, Hok Yuen Street and Chun Tin Street. The buildings within the project area were built between 1955 and 1957, ranging between 4 to 6 storeys in height.

The URA plans to provide smaller flats to the mass housing market.  Over 400 residential units with an average flat size of less than 50 square metres will be built.

Other special features of this project include re-creation of the existing retail street frontage along Ma Tau Wai Road and Hok Yuen Street by low-rise retail structure, provision of about 1,000 square metres for Government, Institution and Community (GIC) facilities use and around 500 square metres at grade open space/amenity areas which would help improve streetscape and air ventilation.

In accordance with section 28 of the URAO, any objector who considers to be aggrieved by the decision of SDEV may appeal on or before 17 January 2011 by lodging a notice of appeal with the Secretary to the Appeal Board Panel, with a copy to the SDEV.

A plan delineating the boundary of the project with a general description is available for public inspection at:

  • the URA Headquarters (10/F, Low Block, Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan);
  • the URA's Ma Tau Wai Neighbourhood Centre, Shop A, Ground Floor, 426-430 Ma Tau Wai Road, Kowloon;
  • the Public Enquiry Service Centre of the Kowloon City District Office, Room 1707, 17 Floor, One Harbourfront, 18-22 Tak Fung Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon; and
  • the Public Enquiry Service Centre of the To Kwa Wan Sub-office, Kowloon City District Office, Shops 2 and 3, Ground Floor, Jubilant Place, 33 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon。

Members of the public are welcomed to call the URA hotline at 2588-2333 or visit the URA website at www.ura.org.hk for enquiries and detailed information.

(ENDS)

 

URA Ma Tau Wai/Chun Tin Street Project - For Public Inspection