Singapore’s Future: The URA Master Plan for 2025
The urban environment of Singapore is changing constantly, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority is leading this change. The URA has recently released the 2025 Draft Masterplan which outlines its vision for the future of our Lion City.
The URA is focused on creating communities that support active living, seniors and families. It is possible to expect more BTO launches, which are in accordance with the Prime Location Housing model (PLH) located in central, mature areas like Queenstown. Prime launches will include two-room flexi flats as well as rental apartments that will provide a more diverse mixture of demographics.
The government has imposed the MOP limit of 10 years to give Singaporeans the benefits of living in central area properties offer without allowing cash-flow snares. The introduction of the Plus models, Prime and Standard indicates that changes are in the works.
The Greater Southern Waterfront will benefit from the flats that were constructed on the former Keppel Club site. Also, Kranji’s Turf Club at Kranji, that is set to be renovated by the end of March 2027 to aid of the Woodlands Regional Hub, will also witness new developments.
Bayshore also has a brand new estate that is part of East Coast Renewal. Long Island is part of the larger plan and will provide more homes and an obstacle to the rising sea level.
Additionally, a brand new type of assisted-living public housing is currently being developed in Kovan.
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URA suggests “adding flexibility and multi-purpose spaces to areas like Jurong Lake District”. This might be realized through the form of a “vertical zone” idea. Instead of establishing distinct land zones, the use is determined by the floor. Lower floors can be utilized for light industrial use and middle floors are used for offices, and the upper floors could be used for residential usage.
As the industry evolves and Work From Home becomes increasingly popular, authorities have also suggested that commercial properties could be leased out for shorter durations (15-30 years).
URA has also spoken of Pulau Brani and Sentosa. The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore (URA) is an agency of the government is trying to highlight the variety and diversity of Singapore’s water and green areas. This includes forests, coastlines, as well as offshore islands.
URA’s mission is to enhance accessibility and quality of these spaces by utilizing creative planning and design. The plans include expanding the nature-based recreation network, expanding the green network by establishing multi-functional nature parks and corridors, and encouraging recreational activities along Singapore’s beaches reservoirs, waterways and beaches.
In the next few years there are plans being made to transform Sentosa Island as well as Pulau Brai into the top leisure and tourism destinations, utilizing their unique appeal as islands. Sustainable tourism is being studied to be used in the Southern Islands, which balances the enhancement of attractions and conservation of the environment.
URA examines the possibility of integrating recreation spaces as the measures to protect the coast are put into place. The possibility of features like promenades, coastal parks, and multi-purpose walls are being looked at.
In 2027 the bridge will span an area near St. Andrews Village. The bridge will complete the Kallang Park connector route that forms a 10 kilometre bike trail that is able to be cycled from Bishan to Singapore’s CBD within 30 or 45 minutes.
The Paya Lebar Airbase is likely to be replaced by 2030 with 150,000 houses. Marine Parade, Hougang and Punggol are currently undergoing renovation. The runway at the airport is to be kept and utilized as an “green spine” or park-like connector between neighbourhoods. The Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) goal is to turn the site into a unique airport as well as an airbase.
The most important concerns are how to preserve the rich aviation heritage by repurposing old airport structures and sections of the runway to be used as public areas.
The URA is also seeking to build healthier communities by the creation of parks and green spaces. It will make sure that people have access to the outdoors and can play right at their front door. The aim is to build an environment that is seamless working, living and playing.
The URA vision for 2025 in Singapore is transformative. Singapore’s future is bright thanks to its emphasis on sustainability, heritage and expansion. It is crucial to remember that the URA and Singaporeans Singapore have helped shape the vision.