City Plans to Expand Huaqiangbei Underground

City Plans to Expand Huaqiangbei UndergroundHuaqiangbei is a well known trading area for electronics in Futian is now planning to expand underground. the city’s urban planning, land and resource commission along with Shenzhen officials is planning to develop four levels of commercial activity to create the underground Huaqiangbei.

The underground areas that are found along north Huaqiang Road and Zhenxing Road will be turned into the primary spots for the underground development. Parking garages will also be built underground to relieve traffic going to the area. Areas found under bus stops, landmark buildings and high rises will be developed into four subterranean stories and areas under other buildings will have two subterranean stories. The first and second stories underground will be transformed into commercial and service centers and just 200 meters away from a Metro station. The third and four stories will be turned into parking areas or for municipal purposes.

The planned underground complex will have a total area of 186 hectares and is sprawled under Hongli Road, Sungang Road West, Huaqiang Road North, Shangbu Road Central, Shennan Road Central, the east side of Shenzhen Central Park and Huafu Road. To go along with the underground development, the city will also be building kindergarten schools, community health centers, public bathrooms and public garages all above ground.

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