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Focus Discussion: Revitalisation Initiatives for Graham Street Market

A focus meeting to solicit public views on the proposed initiatives for maintaining and enhancing the local character and vibrancy of the market in the vicinity of the Peel Street/Graham Street project of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) will be held on Thursday (7 August 2008) evening at The Center in Central.

A spokesman for the URA said: "We have been soliciting community views on the planning of the Peel Street/Graham Street project since 2005.  While the Master Layout Plan of the project has been approved by the Town Planning Board in May 2007, the URA attaches a great deal of importance on maintaining the local features and characters within and in the vicinity of the Peel Street/Graham Street project."

A Conservation Advisory Panel comprising experts, District Council members and representatives of hawkers and residents has been set up to look into matters related to preservation elements around our project area.  A public forum was held in August 2007 to collect community aspirations.

"Taking into account the recommendations of the Conservation Advisory Panel and views on maintaining the market activities with regard to the on-street hawker and market related activities in-situ, URA has commissioned consultants to look into various related issues," the spokesman added. The URA Board has recently approved a number of initiatives, which are proposed to revitalise and enhance the Graham Street Market.

A focus meeting is being arranged this Thursday on the latest initiatives in revitalising the market in Graham Street and Peel Street, he said.

Details of the focus meeting are as follows:
Date : 7 August 2008 (Thursday)
Time : 7:30 - 9:30p.m.
Venue : Joint Professional Centre, Unit 1, G/F, The Center, 99 Queen's Road Central