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Design model for future Kwun Tong now on display

A design model depicting the future Kwun Tong Town Centre is now on display at the Kwun Tong Office of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) for public inspection.

"Occupying a site area of 5.35 hectares, the project has a total of 24 buildings which are over 40 years old.  Over the years, residents within the project site have repeatedly called for early redevelopment so as to improve their living environment," a spokesman for the Authority said.

The URA has come up with a final design proposal for the project after consolidating and assimilating views of the residents as well as other stakeholders and indeed the community at large in four rounds of bottom-up public consultation exercise over the past two years.

"Development scheme plans based on the design proposal have been submitted to the Town Planning Board (TPB) for consideration. The TPB would, after consulting the public, decide whether the plans should be submitted to the Chief Executive in Council for a final decision," he explained.

Arrangement has been made for the display of the design model with details as follows:

Venue : 71 Hip Wo Street, URA Kwun Tong Office (Next to Hip Wo Street Temporary Market
Time : 8:45 am - 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Telephone number: 2110 5858

"Initial consultation on the development plans for Kwun Tong by the TPB would end next Tuesday (15 May).  Afterwards, TPB will meet to decide whether the development plans should be gazetted for a two-month statutory public consultation under the Town Planning Ordinance," he added.

Arrangements have been made for Kwun Tong District Council, government departments and local groups to view the model.  The spokesman noted that URA would continue to maintain close dialogue with the community to listen to their views on the project.

Upon completion, it is estimated that the project will deliver 400,000 square metres of floor area, including five residential blocks and two commercial buildings as well as 32,000 square metres of floor area for community facilities.  The project will also provide 8,700 square metres of public open space.