URA’s industrial building redevelopment project in Cheung Sha Wan: Authorisation by Secretary for Development
The Secretary for Development has authorised the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) to proceed with its industrial building redevelopment pilot scheme project at Nos. 777 - 783 Yu Chau West Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon.
The authorisation 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 Yu Chau West Street industrial building redevelopment project was published in the Gazette on 18 January 2013 under Section 23 of the URAO. It was followed by a two-month publication period, during which three objections were received.
In accordance with Section 24(3) of the URAO, the URA submitted the Yu Chau West Street industrial building redevelopment project to the Secretary for Development for consideration on 5 June 2013.
The project area occupies a site abutting King Lam Street to the north, Yu Chau West Street to the east and Wing Hong Street to the south. Built in 1962, the 10-storey industrial building occupied a site area of about 1,393 square metres.
The site, which has been zoned for "Other Specified Uses" ("OU") annotated "Business" in the relevant statutory plan, is intended primarily for general business/office use. The URA's initial proposal is to redevelop the site to provide about 16,700 square meters of office and retail floor space. It is tentatively scheduled for completion by 2019/2020.
In accordance with Section 28 of the URAO, any objector who considers to be aggrieved by the decision of the Secretary for Development may appeal on or before 30 September 2013 by lodging a notice of appeal with the Secretary to the Appeal Board Panel, with a copy to the Secretary for Development.
A plan delineating the boundary of the project with a general description is available for public inspection at:
- the URA Headquarters (26/F, COSCO Tower, 183 Queen's Road Central);
- the URA's Sham Shui Po Neighbourhood Centre (G/F, Shop C, 182 Fuk Wa Street, Sham Shui Po); and
- the Public Enquiry Service Centre of the Sham Shui Po District Office (G/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po).
Members of the public can call the URA hotline at 2588 2333 or visit the URA website at www.ura.org.hk for enquiries and detailed information.