Staunton Street / Wing Lee Street Project (H19)
- Staunton Street, Sheung Wan
- 1,285 square metres (area excluding the existing streets and lanes within the site)
- Existing GFA
- 3,049 square metres
- Affected population
- About 98
- Affected property interests
- Affected no. of street
- 19 street numbers of buildings
According to the Chief Executive’s 2018 Policy Address, the Authority was tasked to carry out further study with a view to revitalising the building clusters with special character and urban fabric under the Project so as to promote place making and synergise with nearby revitalisation projects.
A “Community Making Study” was commissioned by the URA to assess community needs as part of the revitalisation of H19 and its surrounding neighbourhood. The consultancy study was completed in mid-2019 and recommended 4 Urban Progressing Visons (“Knowledge Common”, “Impact Common”, Community Common”, “Wellness Common”) and 6 directions to guide the design and implementation of urban renewal possibilities. Details of the consultancy study can be found under “Related Documents”.
Building upon study findings, the URA will continue to collaborate with stakeholders to develop initiatives to the benefit of the local community, including the rehabilitation and revitalisation of existing URA-owned buildings within H19, as well as to create synergies with adjoining areas so as to bring overall improvements to the district through urban renewal and community rejuvenation at large.
The Chief Executive in Council on 3 November 2020, approved the Sai Ying Pun and Sheung Wan Outline Zoning Plan (OZP) No. S/H3/34. According to the revised planning intention of the area of project H19 in the said OZP, the Authority had decided not to proceed further with the project. Please refer to “Related Documents” for the relevant details in the Government Gazette.
The URA is piloting a new holistic urban renewal model in H19, in response to public aspirations for the preservation of buildings within the site, and the Chief Executive’s 2018 Policy Agenda tasking the URA to “…carry out further study with a view to revitalising the building clusters with special character and urban fabric under the whole Staunton Street/Wing Lee Street Project (H19) so as to promote place making and synergise with nearby revitalisation project”.
Since January 2019, the URA has adopted a “community making” approach in H19 and its vicinity, and will further develop and incorporate an integrated “4Rs” strategy to realise urban renewal within the neighbourhood.