JR to revamp Harajuku Station

Harajuku Station 2

On June 8, the East Japan Railway Company announced that they will be rebuilding the historic Harajuku Station in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will take place nearby. The new station will be designed to alleviate some of the current passenger congestion problems. A new exit will be added on the Meiji Shrine side.

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New retail project for Omotesando/Harajuku intersection

Coop Olympia Annex 1

The Jingumae 6 Chome District Redevelopment Committee is moving forward with plans to redevelop a prime 3,000 sqm retail site fronting both Omotesando and Meiji Dori Avenues.

The redevelopment committee was established in August 2015 and includes Tokyu Land (who acquired Coop Olympia Annex in 2013), Colombin Co. (a biscuit and cake company that have their headquarters next-door to Coop Olympic Annex), part of Tokyo Metro’s subway facilities (the Chiyoda and Fukutoshin Lines are both located nearby), and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (owner of the Jingumae Onden Resident Hall).

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Harajuku Danchi Reconstruction Plans

Nippon Steel City Produce and Mitsui are redeveloping the Harajuku Danchi apartments alongside Gaien Nishidori in Shibuya-ku’s Jingumae 3 Chome neighborhood.

The original 6 buildings were completed in 1957. The buildings were considered modern for their time and were a landmark for the area. Due to aging and deterioration, reconstruction plans were made and the apartments were vacated in 2010.

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The Omotesando Project

omotesando-project-dec-2010

Located at the Harajuku crossing and between the JR Railway lines and Co-Op Olympia, this 2,860sqm site has been sitting vacant for a few years now.

In August,2005, Raysum purchased the site and former building from Seibu Holdings and had plans for redevelopment. The total cost of the planned project was 40 billion JPY (an estimate from 2006 report).  Construction was initially scheduled to start in April, 2007 and be completed by March, 2009.

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