Demolition of Chengzhongcheng Building to Start on Dec. 16 城中城大火滿2個月 擬12/16進場拆除

Two months have passed since the fatal Chengzhongcheng fire in Kaohsiung. The building has been scheduled for demolition while local residents want a nearby police station to be moved to the site.


The outside of the Chengzhongcheng building has been surrounded by iron sheets and covered by debris netting. It seems that the demolition has started by the owners. Two months have passed since the deadly fire. Demolition handled by the Public Works Bureau of Kaohsiung City will start on the 16th and is expected to take four months. 

Mr. Hu, Chengzhongcheng Building Owner: “We are deciding which section to let the government expropriate. Our family wants a land-for-land exchange. If it's all the way over to Qixian Junior High School, we'd be getting the short end of the stick. ”

The Hu family, which owns close to one-third of the land the building stands on, agreed to let the Kaohsiung City Government expropriate the land. The city government plans to turn the site into a park, but local residents want a police station there instead.

Mr. Chen, Local Resident: “Alcoholics and the like will be all over. They're all going to be living there. I think it should be torn down and turned into a park. Or, having the police there would be great too.”

Mr. Wu, Local Resident: “A park is a place where old people can sit around. There are lots of old people living around here.”

The Kaohsiung City Public Works Bureau says it is sticking with the park plan because there are no other parks nearby. They say residents that want a police station or activities center can look elsewhere for a suitable site.

 

 

 

高雄城中城大樓外已被鐵皮、、帷幕圍起來,今(14)日一大早樓上傳出聲響,疑似是有屋主找人來施工。城中城大火至今已滿2個月,工務局準備在16日進場、拆除大樓,工期預定約4個月。

城中城大樓胡姓地主表示:「我們是選擇區段給政府去徵收,因為我們家族要以地換地,要(換)到七賢國中那邊,我們覺得划不來。」

在城中城占地近三分之一的胡姓家族,決定接受區段徵收,已經跟市府達成共識。市府規劃拆除大樓後改建公園,但也有人提議,希望將附近還在租廳舍的建國四路派出所搬過來,省租金又有安全感。

當地居民陳先生表示:「喝酒之類的都在那邊,變成都住在那,我覺得把它拆掉做公園,或是叫警察來這一個據點都很好。」

當地居民吳先生也說:「蓋公園就有一個地方能夠讓老人家坐,因為這邊老人很多。」

附近居民看法不一,工務局回應表示,考量到附近都沒有綠地公園等公共設施,城中城會按照原計畫改成公園,如果居民有派出所、或里民活動中心等需求,可另外再尋地建設。

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