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Object to a high-rise hotel in SoHo

The Central & Western Concern Group urges people to object to a proposal by Sino Land to rezone 20-26 Staunton Street to 33-storey hotel. You can find detailed information on

The group argues that SoHo is part of Hong Kong’s low-rise ‘Old City’ with a unique residential and entertainment ambience and many heritage sites including the Central Police Station Complex. With the existing density of Central and Mid-levels - and chronic traffic problems, lack of vehicular access, overcrowded narrow footpaths, lack of open space and green areas – who, in their right mind, would permit a 33-storey hotel on Staunton Street?

When is this nonsense going to stop? Deadline: 7 August 2009

If you know how it works – you can go directly to the website of the Town Planning Board – planning application number A/H3/390:

State clearly in the comments box that ‘I/We object to this application as the proposed use, bulk and intensity of the site is unsuitable for the area.’

And then pray for sanity.
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