Tanglin Halt, a new integrated development will feature 5,500 HDB flats
The Straits Times reports that HDB has told them the rest of Tanglin Halt is to be redeveloped over the next 10-15 years.
Mr Tan said authorities will conduct redevelopments with the greatest care, and maintain as much history and heritage from the estate as possible.
HDB says that blocks 69-70 on Commonwealth Drive, built by the Singapore Improvement Trust and now defunct, could become community spaces in a park.
Tan Kiat How Senior Minister of State, National Development said Thursday that the redevelopment project will increase housing opportunities for future generation. This includes for young families that want to live nearby their parents.
In 2014 the estate was identified as a candidate for the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme. It comprises 3,480 households. In 2014, the estate was identified for the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme. It comprises 3,480 households.
Construction of the integrated project will be carried out in two phases.
Once the first stage is completed, the adjacent Tanglin Halt Market stallholders are moved to the new project, and construction of the second phase begins at the market vacated. HDB stated that this is done to minimise the disruption for stallholders.
HDB stated that the design of this integrated development will incorporate the iconic hexagonal shapes of the Food Centre and the barrel vault shapes of Tanglin Stop Market. The new neighbourhood centre will also include courtyard spaces.
Sales of new flats as part of this integrated development will begin in 2024.
Tanglin Cascadia – the first Build To Order project within the estate – was launched as part of the October sales under the Prime Location Public Housing(PLH) model. The 973-unit development had a less than 1-percent first-timer applications rate, which means all first-time home-buyers will be able to choose their unit.
Landscape and recreational facilities are being introduced to the Rail Corridor along the Tanglin Halt. This park will be used as a place for community interaction and pit stops for residents.
Commonwealth Drive is being transformed into a pedestrian area, complete with bike and footpaths.
Mr Tan replied that the authorities are currently looking at whether or not Tanglin Halt has rental flats. He said they want to achieve a good balance of people in the area.
HDB has said that plans for Tanglin Halt will complement Queenstown’s broader revitalization plan.
HDB began announcing plans for revitalization of the fourth batch – Ang Mo Kio, Bukitmerah, Choa Chu Kang, and Queenstown.
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Approximately 79,000 residents living in Queenstown estate and Farrer Road estate are expected to benefit from this project.
Housing Board will build up to 5500 flats as part of the redevelopment of Tanglin Halt. This is one of Singapore’s most historic housing estates located in Queenstown.
Housing Board stated on Thursday, that the estate would be characterised by an integrated development. HDB flats and shops will be connected with a hawker market and centre. The Queenstown Polyclinic, located at Stirling Road in Singapore, will move to this complex.
The site will be the former Tanglin Halt Neighbourhood Centre which currently houses the Tanglin Halt Market.