Bayshore will see 7,000 HDB Prime and Plus flats built
Bayshore is a car-lite neighbourhood that will have walking and cycling paths connected to the Round Island Route. There will also be a continuous park connector running 150km and a future 15km green pathway connecting East Coast Park and Changi Beach.
Bayshore Drive, a new street will run through the heart of Bayshore. There will be shops, restaurants and supermarkets along with health and medical facilities as well sports and recreational facilities.
On this 400m street, there will be bus-only lanes with wider, sheltered sidewalks and cycling paths on both sides. Bayshore has green spaces everywhere, including the new central park of 3ha that runs from the north to south of the estate. This open-lawned area is perfect for picnics and walks.
A new linear Park on the edge Bayshore will maintain heritage elements like seawalls, which mark the coastline prior to the land being reclaimed. There will be rustic-themed playgrounds, and walking trails on the estate.
HDB has said that BTO flats in prime locations could be classified under the Plus category, due to the attractive location and close proximity to transport and amenities. BTO flats with prime and plus locations in the second half (2024) will have stricter resale restrictions, such as a 10-year minimum occupancy period.
Desmond Lee, National Development Minister, stated that Bayshore Flats would be the first public housing project built in East Coast following the construction of HDB apartments in Marine Parade.
An integrated development on the eastern part of the estate will be connected with a bus interchange station and the Bedok South MRT Station. HDB stated that it will contain residential units as well as retail and dining stores, but didn’t specify if the development would be public or private.
HDB stated that Bayshore will be developed with sustainable design strategies and smart infrastructure.
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The first two BTO-projects will install solar panels on the roofs of the buildings and use a pneumatic waste transport system. This is a suction like vacuum that will move household waste through underground pipes to an centralized bin centre.
Bayshore, an extension of Bedok Town, will have about 7,000 Housing Board apartments. The first Build-To-Order Projects (BTOs) will be available for sale by the second half 2024.
These units, with views of the city and waterfront, are among the 10,000 homes to be built on this 60ha site. This land is located on reclaimed land that’s bordered by Upper East Coast Road (UECR) and East Coast Parkway.
The remainder 3,000 units are private housing.
HDB revealed on Monday that HDB’s first two BTO project will include about 1,400 flats in two-room flexi and three-room configurations.
Flats facing East Coast Park will feature full-height window to allow residents to enjoy views of the waterfront.
Bayshore, earmarked since 1998 for residential development, will mark another milestone in Bedok’s revitalization.
The Bayshore Estate is expected to be completely developed by the middle of 2030s. To achieve a “beamless”, “edgeless” appearance, structural beams and column will only be visible on the outside of the flats. This will allow the home owners to design their units to suit their individual needs.
HDB added that the majority of Bayshore’s homes are within a five-minute walking distance from the upcoming Bayshore Station and Bedok South station on the Thomson-East Coast Line. The Bayshore Station is scheduled to be completed in 2024. Bedok South will follow suit by 2025.
Bayshore will also house a medical facility and a brand new educational institution. Temasek Secondary will remain within the estate.
Bayshore will require the clearing of approximately 31ha forested area to create its estate.
HDB said to ST that they would work with National Parks Boards to identify plants and trees of conservation value. They will also assess the best way to manage these plants, including transplanting them or harvesting their saplings, when possible.