The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) proposed to implement a major revitalisation plan at a cost close to $100 million to uphold and enhance the local characters of a number of themed streets in Mong Kok. Input and support from the Yau Tsim Mong District Council and the local community will be sought to finalise the plan.
The URA has been invited by the Government to implement some improvement projects under the "Area Improvement Plan for the Shopping Areas of Mong Kok¨, which was studied by the Planning Department between February 2006 and May 2009. Public consultation was also conducted and the public is generally supportive of the proposal.
On the basis of the Government's
area improvement plan, the URA has taken a step further and
expanded the scope to an area-based revitalisation plan for Mong
The URA's proposed revitalisation plan would cover five themed streets: Flower Market Road, Tung Choi Street, Sai Yee Street, Fa Yuen Street and Nelson Street in Mong Kok.
Careful consideration had been given to the unique character of the themed streets as well as their existing conditions. Streetscape and pedestrian walkways improvement, and greening of the environment would be carried out to enhance the street ambience, to match and enhance the specialty of each of the five themed streets, and to highlight the variety and character of Mong Kok.
The URA commissioned a consultancy
firm to study and work out an implementable design proposal and is
working closely with relevant government departments on the
proposal. Yau Tsim Mong District Council and stakeholders would be
consulted about the proposal.
Streetscape improvement works of Flower Market Road were completed in 2013.