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55.        The new harbourfront in Central and the historic buildings in the district provide valuable opportunities for conserving Central. We will map out a comprehensive strategy for Central's future development from a new perspective. We now put forward a series of revitalisation projects that will add a new dimension to Central:

(1) The Central Ferry Piers sites — We will substantially reduce the development density and open up public space along the waterfront for leisure, recreational and cultural uses;

(2) The Central Market — We will remove the Central Market from the Application List and hand it over to the Urban Renewal Authority for conservation and revitalisation. This will improve the air quality in the district and provide an additional leisure place rarely found in this busy area. The revitalised Central Market will become an “urban oasis” for white collar workers in the daytime and a new hang-out area for locals and tourists in the evenings and on the weekends;

(3) The original site of the Central School — In view of the encouraging response to the revitalisation of the original site of the Central School as a creative and cultural landmark, the Government has drawn up a plan for the renovation of the two former police quarters blocks, and will in the next few months invite interested organisations and enterprises to submit proposals for operating creative industries;




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