Draft URA Shanghai Street/Argyle Street Development Scheme Plan published

     The Town Planning Board today (May 8) announced the publication of the draft Urban Renewal Authority (URA) Shanghai Street/Argyle Street Development Scheme Plan (DSP).

     The scheme area covers about 1,128 square metres and is designated as "Other Specified Uses" annotated "Shophouses for Commercial and/or Cultural Uses".  It is planned for the preservation and adaptive re-use of the shophouses at Nos. 600-606, 612-614 and 620-626 Shanghai Street for commercial and/or cultural uses to serve the needs of the public.  The post-war buildings at Nos. 608-610 and 616-618 Shanghai Street are intended to be rehabilitated and/or redeveloped for commercial and/or cultural uses and to accommodate the necessary building services.

      In accordance with section 25(9) of the URA Ordinance, the draft DSP replaces the draft Mong Kok Outline Zoning Plan in relation to the area delineated and described in the draft DSP.  

      The draft URA Shanghai Street/Argyle Street DSP No. S/K3/URA3/1 is now available for public inspection during office hours at the Secretariat of the Town Planning Board, the Planning Enquiry Counters in North Point and Sha Tin, the Tsuen Wan and West Kowloon District Planning Office and the Yau Tsim Mong District Office.

     Any person can make written representations in respect of the draft DSP to the Secretary of the Town Planning Board on or before July 8.  Representations made to the Town Planning Board will be available for public inspection.

     Copies of the draft DSP are available for sale at the Map Publications Centres in North Point and Yau Ma Tei.  The electronic version of the DSP can be viewed at the Town Planning Board's website at www.info.gov.hk/tpb/

Ends/Friday, May 8, 2009
Issued at HKT 15:30