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Shantung Street / Thistle Street Development Scheme (YTM-012)

Location
1 – 27 Shantung Street (odd nos.), 1 – 23 Thistle Street (odd nos.), and 2L – 2M Nelson Street
Area
About 2,796sq.m.
Affected buildings
About 24 street no. of buildings
Affected population
About 600 persons
Affected property interests
About 177 interests
Affected households
About 286 households

Project Development Information


Total GFA About 14,940sq.m. (and about 2,850sq.m. non-domestic GFA for G/IC uses)
Residential GFA About 12,450sq.m.
Non-Domestic GFA About 2,490sq.m.

Project Status


The Government Gazette for the commencement of the Development Scheme (“the Project”) was first published on 16 October 2020 and a freezing survey was conducted in the project area on the same day.  

According to section 25 of URAO, a draft Development Scheme Plan (DSP) of the Project will be submitted by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) to the Town Planning Board (“TPB”) for consideration. The URA intends to submit the draft DSP of the Project, including the Stage 1 Social Impact Assessment (“SIA”) Report, to the TPB on or before 19 October 2020, and the draft DSP will be available for public inspection on 23 October 2020 at the venues specified in the Government Gazette until the draft DSP is considered by the TPB.  The public can make comments on the draft DSP to the TPB not later than 13 November 2020.

The URA will also prepare and submit the Stage 2 SIA Report to TPB on for consideration. The URA intends to make the submission on or before 2 December 2020. The Stage 2 SIA Report will be available for public inspection on 11 December 2020 at the venues specified in the Government Gazette until the draft DSP is considered by the TPB.  The public can make comments on the Stage 2 SIA Report to the TPB not later than 28 December 2020.

The draft DSP, including the Stage 1 SIA Report will be made available for public inspection at the URA Headquarters’, Urban Renewal Resource Centre and URA’s website at (http://www.ura.org.hk) from 23 October 2020 until the draft DSP is considered by the TPB. The Stage 2 SIA Report will also be available for public inspection at the aforesaid locations from 11 December 2020 until the draft DSP is considered by the TPB.

If the TPB deems the draft DSP suitable for publication, the TPB will publish the draft DSP under section 5 of Town Planning Ordinance (TPO) for public inspection for 2 months. During this period, any person may make representation in writing to the TPB in respect of the draft DSP.

The URA will accord to prevailing policies to issue acquisition offers and compensation to the affected owners and tenants upon Chief Executive in Council's approval of the draft DSP and the approved DSP is gazetted.

Project Programme


Project commenced in October 2020.

Targeted completion by 2030/31.

Proposed Redevelopment


The Project aims to restructure and re-plan the area through redevelopment and to provide opportunities for revitalization for the surroundings and urban design considerations to enhance the liveability, walkability of the community and bring vibrancy to public spaces.

The proposed development of the Project includes:

Included part of the existing Thistle Street Rest Garden in the Scheme to enable re-structuring of land uses to open up the existing “land-locked” public open space (POS) to street front to enhance the accessibility of the Rest Garden.

Create a sunken plaza of about 200sq.m, connecting to the entrance of the re-provisioned POS and retail shops at basement to bring vibrancy to the community.  

Provision of about 2,850sq.m. non-domestic GFA for GIC uses to bring more planning gains to the community.

Redevelop existing dilapidated buildings within the Scheme into modern residential buildings cum commercial/retail/GIC components.

The Project may also include other facilities and uses as required by the TPB.

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