Farrer Park Redevelopment to See 1,600 New HDBs


Farrer Park Redevelopment to See 1,600 New HDBs

The redevelopment of an approximately 10-hectare site in Farrer Park will create 1,600 flats over the next three years, according to an April 25 joint release by the Housing & Development Board (HDB), Sport Singapore (SportSG) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

The new housing estate, which is accessible via the Little India and Farrer Park MRT stations, is expected to be integrated with comprehensive sports and recreational facilities to reflect Farrer Park’s rich history as a “sporting commons.” Twenty percent of the entire site will be for open spaces for the said facilities, including a 1.2-hectare central green space comprising a field and park, extended via a precinct green.

The existing boxing gym will be converted into a multi-purpose community sporting space, while the sports facilities will be incorporated within the multi-storey car park in the estate.

“The development of the site is in line with the government’s commitment to redevelop brownfield sites where possible. In addition, its proximity to the city centre will provide options for younger families looking for public housing near to their parents for better mutual care and support, with a shorter commute to workplaces in the city,” the joint release said.

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