Liede Village

China in the 21st CenturyCreated by Ted Mitchell


Liede Village - Guangzhou
Liede Village in Guanzhou, China

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Liede, an 800-year-old village, is receiving a facelift. On August 23, the Liede renovation project, the first urban village renovation project in Guangzhou, officially commenced. After a hiatus of two years, Liede's western area is back on the way to becoming the largest integrated commercial project in Zhujiang New Town.
The Guangzhou Municipal Government has announced that Yangji, Xiancun and Xintang Villages will complete their renovation by June next year, and that all of the city's 138 urban villages will be renovated in 10 years.
So far, more than ten high-rise residential buildings funded by local villagers have emerged in the areas east of the Liede Creek and will be ready for occupation next year. The integrated CBD flagship project west of the Liede Creek, a collaborative project among three developers, is expected to launch its first batch of apartments next year before the Asian Games open.
The Liede project covers an area of 114,000 square meters, with a floor area of 568,000 square meters. With an investment of RMB 10 billion, the project is the largest and most expensive commercial property ever auctioned in Zhujiang New Town. It is intended as an integrated CBD complex project with a five-star hotel, luxury service apartment buildings, a shopping mall, and grade-A office buildings.
According to industry insiders, Zhujiang New Town is the third major CBD approved by the State Council after similar ones in Beijing's Chaoyang District and Shanghai's Pudong District. The Liede West Area Project lies in a prime waterfront location in Zhujjiang New Town and is expected to boost the town's status as Guangzhou's central financial district upon completion.
(Life in Guangzhou 2009)