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URA’s Kowloon City Road/Sheung Heung Road project: Authorisation by the Secretary for Development

The Secretary for Development has authorised the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) to proceed with the Kowloon City Road/Sheung Heung Road project in Ma Tau Kok, Kowloon City District.

The authorisation for the project is given under Section 24 (5) 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 Kowloon City Road/Sheung Heung Road project was published in the Gazette on 25 November 2011 under Section 23 of the URAO.  It was followed by a two-month publication period, during which no objection was received.

In accordance with Section 24(3) of the URAO, the URA submitted the Kowloon City Road/Sheung Heung Road project to the Secretary for Development for consideration on 2 April 2012.

The project area occupies a site at the junction of Sheung Heung Road and Kowloon City Road in Ma Tau Kok, covering an area of about 1,622 square metres.  Built in 1950s, the 16 street numbers of buildings within the project area are in a generally poor condition. The buildings are 4 to 8 storeys with no lifts and there are unauthorized rooftop structures observed.

The URA's initial proposal is to redevelop the site to provide about 180 residential units with flat sizes of around 35 square metres to 65 square metres, including some 40 units of lower levels for flat-for-flat option.  It is tentatively scheduled for completion by 2019/2020.

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

  • 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, 17th Floor, One Harbourfront, 18-22 Tak Fung Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon;

  • 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;

  • the URA's Urban Renewal Resource Centre, 6 Fuk Tsun Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon; and

  • the URA Headquarters (26/F, Cosco Tower, 183 Queen's Road Central, Central)

Members of the public can call the URA hotline at 2588-2333 or visit the URA website at for enquiries and detailed information.