Artist’s impression of future development in Kallang Riverside and the Kampong Bugis area. (Photo: URA)
Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong has launched an exhibit on Monday (16 October) that showcases some preliminary ideas regarding three upcoming residential precincts that can potentially yield a total of 18,500 houses.
The exhibit entitled “Our Neighbourhoods: A Look into the Future” is being held at The URA Centre Atrium until 20 November 2017.
In particular, Wong said the 34ha Holland Plain in Holland Plain is expected to accommodate around 2,500 private homes, while about 4,000 private houses would be built in the 17ha Kampong Bugis along Kallang Road.
But the largest is the 60ha Bayshore next to the East Coast Park that can potentially yield a total of 12,000 HDB flats and private housing, he said, adding that all three will be within a 5- to 10-minute walk to one or more MRT stations.
In addition, he revealed that the government will improve the last-mile connection from these estates to MRT stations.
For instance, they will build a new underpass and footbridge directly linking Kampong Bugis with the nearby Kallang and Lavender MRT stations, while they are considering to construct new pedestrian walkways to connect Holland Plain with the nearby King Albert Park MRT Station. In Bayshore, the authorities will install sheltered walkways linking the housing estate to the upcoming Bayshore and Bedok South MRT stations.
“In the coming months, we will actively engage the communities around the three precincts to better refine our plans in the lead-up to their launches,” Wong noted.
Kampong Bugis is expected to be launched in the next one to two years, followed by Holland Plain by 2021, while Bayshore would take longer by 2024, as the government will have to wait for the completion of the MRT stations in the area.
This article was edited by Keshia Faculin.