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Harajuku Station Front Project to include retail and residential

Harajuku Station Front Project to include retail and residential

NTT Urban Development Corporation will start work on the Harajuku Station Front Project later this year. The 5,000 sqm site is located in a prime position directly across the street from Harajuku Station and the greenery of Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park. This is likely become a retail and residential landmark building.

Nomura to lead redevelopment project in Akasaka 7 Chome

Nomura to lead redevelopment project in Akasaka 7 Chome

According to an investor relations report by Nomura Real Estate Holdings, the developer will be participating in the Akasaka 7 Chome 2 District Redevelopment in central Tokyo. Nomura will receive approximately 200+ apartments as part of the deal. The project is still in the planning stages, but construction could start sometime in 2020 with completion sometime between 2023~2025….

215m tower for Minato Mita District

215m tower for Minato Mita District

Details on Sumitomo’s redevelopment of a 4 hectare site just west of Mita Station in Tokyo have been released. The Mita 3 and 4 Chome District Redevelopment will include a 215m tall, 42-storey office tower, as well as several low-rise residential buildings. Construction is scheduled to start in 2018 with completion by 2023.

Post-2020 Real Estate Developments in Tokyo

Post-2020 Real Estate Developments in Tokyo

Construction in Tokyo does not look like it will slow down after the 2020 Olympics, with several major projects already in the pipeline. 390m tall tower for Tokyo Station (2021 ~ 2027) Located just 300 meters north of Tokyo Station, the Tokiwabashi District Redevelopment will include two high-rise towers – a 37-storey, 230m tall office…

Demolition underway on Omotesando public housing complex

Demolition underway on Omotesando public housing complex

Demolition of the old Aoyama Kitamachi Apaato housing complex in Omotesando is underway. Asbestos removal from four buildings is currently being carried out. Asbestos sheeting and spray-on insulation was used in some of the buildings’ rooftop waterproofing, plumbing insulation, and chimneys. The city-owned public housing estate will soon be replaced with high-rise residential, aged care…

Potential redevelopment for area near Sengaku-ji Temple

Potential redevelopment for area near Sengaku-ji Temple

An area just east of Sengaku-ji Temple in Takanawa, Tokyo, has entered the very early stages of discussions for a possible future redevelopment. The area covers 11,000 square meters and currently includes a number of low-rise houses, office and apartment buildings. It also includes Sengaku-ji’s Middle Gate and temple road. Sumitomo Realty is taking part…

65-story building with 1,000 sqm penthouse apartment planned for Toranomon

65-story building with 1,000 sqm penthouse apartment planned for Toranomon

Long-awaited plans for the Toranomon-Azabudai District in central Tokyo have finally been released. The development, which will be carried out by Mori Building, will include a 65-story mixed-use building that will contain mostly office space, as well as apartments and an international school. Construction is scheduled to start in 2018 with a completion date in 2022. The…

Two 235m towers for Shibaura

Two 235m towers for Shibaura

Nomura Real Estate is redeveloping one of their office towers in Shibaura, Tokyo. The 40,000 square meter site is located just south of Hamamatsucho Station on the Yamanote Line and near Tokyo’s waterfront. The Shibaura 1 Chome Redevelopment Project will include two 235m tall buildings with a total floor area of 580,000 sqm (approx. 6.24…

Voting ratios relaxed to encourage speedier demolition of earthquake-damaged buildings in Kumamoto

Voting ratios relaxed to encourage speedier demolition of earthquake-damaged buildings in Kumamoto

On September 30, the Japanese government voted in favour of enacting an exemption to the apartment redevelopment law in order to help speed up redevelopment of buildings damaged by the Kumamoto earthquake in April. Under the special exemption, the voting ratio for demolishing an apartment building and selling the land has been reduced to 80% for…

Developer to raze 84-year old building in Ginza

Developer to raze 84-year old building in Ginza

Ginza is about to lose another of its pre-war buildings as an 84-year old office building is under demolition by a developer. Demolition started in early September with the removal of asbestos. The building will be completely demolished by early November.

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