華埠惹爭議柏文 發展商堅持建13層 再修訂計劃 被學者批評換湯不換藥

2016-05-03 – 星島日報

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卑詩省一個地產發展商周一宣布,已經就惹起爭議的溫哥華華埠高廈發展項目「105 Keefer」,向溫市政府提交第二份修訂方案,其中會進一步減少柏文單位數量,提供公眾文化空間及長者屋單位等,樓高將維持13層不變,但靠近中山公園那面則減至11層,更指獲得多個華埠組織的支持。對此,一直認為在該處建高層柏文將嚴重破壞華埠景觀的卑詩大學(UBC)歷史系教授余全毅稱,方案是「換湯不換藥」,仍然是不可以接受(詳另文)。

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“Chinatown to talk growth, revitalization at banquet”

Feb. 22, 2016 – 660 News

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Business leaders and community members in Chinatown plan to meet Monday evening to talk about a new era in the Year of the Monkey.

The Chinatown District Business Revitalization Zone and the Calgary Chinese Merchants Association will be discussing growth, development and revitalization interests in the neighbourhood.

They will also focus on the protection of Asian culture and preserving Calgary’s Chinese heritage.

One of the topics sure to be of big importance: a proposed 30 storey development residents are concerned will visually split up the cultural fabric of the area.

Council has put off a decision on that project until April.

The Year of the Monkey Banquet happens at the Regency Palace Restaurant at 6 p.m

“Why Chinatown is Vancouver’s most ‘Canadian’ neighbourhood”

Feb. 23, 2016 – Ricochet

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Isn’t all of Vancouver becoming Chinatown?

The idea that the city is one large Chinatown is commonly heard in discussions about the need to save the historic district. But the neighbourhood is distinct and it matters. It is for everyone, and, contrary to popular belief, it is probably more Canadian than any other part of the city.

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“唐人街 租金飙升 撵走华人”

2016-01-05 – 法制晚报

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法制晚报讯(记者李志豪)全美许多唐人街面临社区“贵族化”。近日,《世界日报》报道称,这一威胁使得当地华裔居民出现日益萎缩的趋势。

报道称,美国首都华盛顿的唐人街早期住了3000名华人,近年来因老旧公寓拆除,改建豪华公寓、连锁餐厅以及商店进驻,如今仅有约300名华人居民。不久人数更将减半。

至于其中原因,则是缘于房产租金价格直线上升。报道援引知名地产网站数据称,目前波士顿房租价格最高的地区是唐人街,3月的平均月租价格是3381美元。

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