Pearl’s Hill is getting about 6,000 new HDB flats and private homes
Pearl’s Hill, according to the agency, will be designated a car-free district and supported by a network of active mobility that encourages walking, cycling, and other forms of physical activity. The former barracks of the police will be transformed into a node for the community that offers adaptive reuse and a variety of lifestyle offerings.
There are plans to build more homes in Singapore’s Central Region. Around 6,000 homes will be built in Pearl’s Hill in the next 10 year, including HDB (Housing and Development Board) flats. The first new public housing in the area has been built in more than forty years.
URA intends to build condominiums and serviced apartment buildings for private housing in order to accommodate the varied needs and preferences residents. The Outram Park MRT station will have four MRT lines accessible through a mixed-use development.
Prime flats are the ones in the best locations. They fall under HDB’s Build-to-Order projects (BTO), a new HDB classification. Plus and prime flats have stricter restrictions such as a 10-year minimum occupancy period.
In addition to Pearl’s Hill and the former Bukit Timah Turf city, two MRT station will be built nearby. The area is protected from future residential development by the Master Plan 1998. Plans are being developed to provide both private and public housing.
Lee Sze Teck said that these flats were almost certain to be prime flats due to their location.
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Pearl’s Hill “will be developed as an inclusive, community-focused neighbourhood”. It will be a mixture of public housing including BTO apartments and rental units.
Lee said that Pearl’s Hill, the highest point within the area is likely to offer unobstructed views of the city as well as the sea in the direction of the south. He said that residents of Pearl’s Hill will have convenient access to Outram interchange making travel throughout the island easy.
URA stated that concept plans will incorporate the existing heritage as well as greenery. Selected clusters of the old racecourse buildings will also be retained and repurposed, creating a unique place and identity.
URA announced that the Greater Southern Waterfront will launch the first land parcel within five years. This precinct includes the 48-ha former Keppel golf club site and will contain 9,000 new houses, including approximately 6,000 HDB apartments . Future residential estates are located near 10 ha green recreational areas and enjoy good connectivity with Telok Blangah & Labrador Park stations.
Mount Pleasant will also see the construction of about 5,000 homes over the next decade, including a 33 ha estate for public housing. The first BTO is expected to launch in 2025.
The new estate includes a “rich heritage tapestry in the area”, and selected heritage buildings at the Old Police Academy will be conserved, integrated, and adapted to new uses with the estate.
The new Marina South neighbourhood is a mix between residential, retail, offices and hotel development.
Marina Gardens Lane, Marina Gardens Crescent and two other sites have already been established. This could result in more than 1,500 new private homes being built within the area.