Gwangjin, an Unsurpassed Town of Comfort and Vitality
Gwangjin, Human-Oriented Town with Comfort
Gwangjin, a Town of Culture and Happiness
   
 
Vision Gwangjin 2006 is a systemic and comprehensive long-term development plan which ensures the advancement and resolution of problems in each area. After analyzing the most important potential projects to formulate an upgraded master plan, we selected 10 key projects to be implemented during the next 4 years.

With scrupulous planning and efficient resource investments, we will make Gwangjin a place where life is led with less anxiety and more warm-hearted faces.

   
 
Vibrant Gwangjin Convenient Gwangjin Warm-Hearted Gwangjin
 
  Gwangjin, an Unsurpassed Town of Comfort and Vitality
  Vibrant Gwangjin
  Fathers work hard in the offices with their sleeves rolled up.
Mothers buy food for their children at large department stores. Young people are absorbed in succeeding at venture start-ups.
Now, wherever you look in Gwangjin, you find vibrant energy.
Vision Gwangjin 2006 will develop Gwangjin in an efficient and practical way to make it a self-sufficient, unmatched district with comfort and health for all.
     
    1. Nurture an economy of sustainable growth with areas near subway stations being the
    center.
2. Develop the vicinity of Acha Mountain Fortress Wall Road and Gwangjang Intersection
    as tourist attractions.
3. Create venture complexes to nurture the hi-tech industry.
       
   
1. Nurture an economy of sustainable growth with areas near subway stations being
the center.


In order to lay the foundation for sustainable growth, Gwangjin-Gu designated 5 areas near subway stations as commercial areas and semi-residential areas and started earnest development efforts in these areas. Development of these areas will transform Gwangjin into a self-contained economy, the finest town with comfort and refinement.
       
      Konkuk University Area : Gangbuk (Northern part of the Han River)'s Best Future Town
with Style and Refinement
- Build beneficial facilities to residents including a 58-story commercial/residential
      building, the highest in Gangbuk, a department store and a large-scale discount
      store at the Konkuk University playground site.
- Establish such cultural facilities as the Public Plaza for Gu residents, a comprehensive
      art center and multiplex cinema, to make Gwangjin-Gu a town with style and
      refinement much like Apgujeong in Gangnam (Southern part of the Han River)
       
      Hwayang/Neungdong Road Areas: University Culture Road with Youthful Spirit
       
      The combined area of Hwayang and Neungdong Road will be designated and
developed as Area of Equal Development Facilitation of Gangbuk.

- Remove the so-called Dokkaebi (bugaboo) buildings in front of the Children's Grand Park and develop the surrounding areas of approximately 1,700 pyng in total. The area
     will be transformed into the Gwangjang Park, which will be the future landmark of
     Gwangjin-Gu, with a parking lot underneath.
- Children's Grand Park Station and Hwayang Market in order
     to revitalize the commerce in the area and widen the road in front of Hwayang-
     Dong Office ranging from Hwayang Overpass to Minjung Hospital from the current
     6m to 15m.
- Improve the environment near the Hwayang-Dong and Konkuk University station,
     where two universities are situated and two subway lines cross, to make it a Road
     of University Culture, where youthful energy will pulsate as in Myong-Dong.
       
      Junggok Area : Clean and Comfortable Residential Area
- In line with Seoul's Balanced Regional Development Plan for Gangbuk, Gwangjin-Gu
     will urge the relocation of the 12,000-pyng National Psychiatric Hospital and
     promote moving the Hwayang Transformer Substation indoors to secure the site for
     culture/welfare facilities and schools as well as high-end apartment complexes to
     facilitate the development of the Junggok area.
- The vicinity of the Gunja Station will be developed as a business area linked to the
     center of Seoul, making the most out of the transportation benefits of being the
     cross-point of subway lines 5 and 7.
       
      Guui Area : Center of Administration, Business and the High-Tech Industry
- Build facilities for businesses including officetels (office/studios), as various and
     administrative offices including Gu Office, eastern branch of Seoul District Court
     Seoul District Prosecutor's Office and financial institutions are situated in this area.
- Develop as a centerpiece area where the high-tech industries such as IT and
     information and communication industries are harmonized.
       
      Achasan(Mt.) Station Area : cultural and residential area
- Upgrade the Acha Mountain area from a general residential area to semi-residential
     area in accordance with the Junggok Area Development Plan.
- foster the area as a cultural and residnetial area linked with nearby cultural facilities
     including the Little Angels Performing Arts Center and Children's Grand Park.
       
      Gangbyeon Station Area : Refined Town of Transportation and High-Tech Industry
- Modernize the Dong Seoul Bus Terminal and place underground the Terminal itself
     and two ends of the elevated bridge that links the Terminal and Gangbyeonbuk
     Highway.
- Establish distribution facilities of IT and Electronics & Communication industries such
     as Techno Mart to foster the area as a refined town of both convenient
     transportation and high-tech industry.
       
      Gwangnaru (Gwang Ferry) Station Area : Environment-Friendly Green Town
- Develop the Gwangjang-Dong playground site as a comprehensive sports park that
     includes a gymnasium, multi-purpose grass field and ecological pond.
- Connect the playground site with the Gwangjin Pedestrian Bridge and Hangang
     Riverside Bicycle Road to link the southern and northern shores of the Han River. In
     addition, the connection will make the area the center of bicycle riding by linking
     Gyeonggi Province such as the Guri area to central Seoul and consequently as a
     cycling attraction of Seoul.
   
     
2. Develop the vicinity of Acha Mountain Fortress Wall Road and Gwangjang
Intersection as tourist attractions.
       
      Promote the comprehensive development of the area in the vicinity of the Acha
   Mountain Fortress Wall Road, which boasts the excellent scenery of Acha Mountain
   and Han River as a gateway to eastern Seoul. The development plan will include a
   scenic route from the Han River to Acha Mountain and development of multiple hiking
   routes.

Change the concrete walls into greenery walls. Introduce STREET FURNITURE concept
   to create comfortable environment to pedestrians.

Set up special lighting at Acha Mountain and the lower part of Gangbyeonbuk Highway
   to show off its beautiful night scenery to those entering Seoul from the East.

Build an overpass at Gwangjang Intersection, which will serve as a symbolic gateway
   to Gwangjin-Gu, to provide wider access to the Sports Park at the playground site,
   Gwangjin Bridge and Information Library. All in all, this construction plan will create
   beautiful roads, centering around the Gwangjang Intersection.
   
     
3. Create a venture complex to nurture high technology industry.
       
      Gwangjin-Gu has well-established human and physical resources to host a venture
   complex, including Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, Techno Mart, Konkuk University and
   Sejong University. The Gangbyeon Station and Konkuk University areas will be
   nurtured to house a venture complex to foster high value-added technologies
   including the IT industry and distribution.

A Gu center for enterprise start-up support will be built at 632-9 Guui-Dong with a
   combined size of 540 pyng with 6 floors and 1 underground floor on a lot of 194 pyng.
   Space at the center will be rented to young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to
   assist venture start-ups, thereby stimulating the local economy.