Recent updates from the market reveal that approximately 6000 Housing Board (HDB) flats will be designed in the Keppel Club site at Greater Southern Waterfront along with the first Built Order projects within three years.
These flats are a part of the large 9000 homes project which is proposed for a 48ha site, and it is expected to offer a breath-taking waterfront living experience while keeping residents close to nature. The remaining 3000 flats of this project will be categorized as private housing.
The experts at Urban Redevelopment Authority recently stated that this creative mixture of new launch condos and public housing development would be scheduled for launch in the coming three to five years.
The 48ha site located at Keppel Club is almost half of the size of the larger Bidadari estate, and it comes in the category of the mature town of Bukit Merah. Moreover, it is bounded by Bukit Chermin, Berlayer Creek, and Telok Blangah. This platform has been marked for residential use since 2004, according to the URA master plan.
Mr. Lee recently stated that the central location of this real estate property and easy access to two main MRT stations in the nearby area would prove it a favorable choice for residents; they will be able to get around conveniently by cycling or walking.
The future residents in this area will be served by Telok Blangah and Labrador Park MRT stations accessible on the Circle Line, and they will be further connected to the estate via walking trails. Reports reveal that almost 20% of the site area and estimated size of 18 football fields will be kept aside for open land and parks in this residential area. This may also include four green corridors that will provide recreational space for the residents of the estate. These corridors will be named Northern Corridor, Henderson Corridor, Berlayer Corridor, and Central Corridor.
Mr. Lee further stated that the plans are backed by an environmental impact study and the active feedback received from nature groups. However, the idea may be fine-tuned after detailed consultation with the public on the EIS report.
Housing blocks in this area will be developed with staggered building heights, and they will step down towards dedicated green spaces so that residents can enjoy an incredible view of the greenery around them. The buildings will also have landscaped terraces and skyrise greenery. The developers have also proposed green roofs for various low-rise blocks, and they will work as habitats for smaller bird species and butterflies. Some of the most widely seen birds in the area are oriental magpie robin and blue-crowned hanging parrot.
As this site is closely linked to the city center, it may help people live closer to their job locations. This project will support the idea of mixed development use in the central region of Singapore’s real estate. These properties are expected to have high market value and may require additional subsidies to make these flats affordable for prospective buyers.
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