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    Bishan could get 1,500 new BTO flats near MRT station by 2025

    The Housing Board has called a quotation for a traffic impact assessment for a proposed public housing development in Bishan.

    Oct 22, 2019, 7:57 pm SGT

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    SINGAPORE - More than 1,500 Build-To-Order (BTO) flats could be available by 2025 in Bishan, one of Singapore's most sought-after housing estates.

    The Housing Board has called a quotation for a traffic impact assessment (TIA) for a proposed public housing development in the area.

    In documents seen by The Straits Times, HDB said that the proposed development will consist of six residential blocks, from 22 to 39 storeys high.

    They will have roof gardens and offer a total of 1,504 two, three and four-room units.

    Proposed amenities include a childcare centre, a residents' committee centre, a minimart, a coffee shop and other shops.

    The 44,424 sq m site in Bishan Street 14 is next to the Kallang River; and between Kuo Chuan Presbyterian primary and secondary schools, and the Ministry of Education (MOE) Language Centre's Bishan campus.

    It is about 400m or a five-minute walk from Bishan MRT station.

    The last time new flats were built in Bishan was in 2006, when 176 studio apartments designed for the elderly were launched.

    An HDB spokesman said: "The TIA study in Bishan East is for a proposed future comprehensive development that includes public housing. More information will be provided when the detailed plans are ready."

    Mr Nicholas Mak, head of research and consultancy at ERA Realty said of the proposed development: "It's very rare to get BTOs in Bishan.... With the site's close location to a primary school and an MRT station which already has a mall, you can expect very high application rates.

    "Chances are, flat prices will be more expensive but it's fair, given that they will likely fetch a higher price on the resale market too," he said.

    Dr Steven Choo, veteran urban planner and chairman of real estate advisory firm Vestasia Group, said that the waterfront view of the Kallang River should make the homes very attractive, in particular units on high floors.

    The Bishan East site used to house the ITE College Central's Bishan campus until the school moved out in 2013.

    The campus was then taken over by St Joseph's Institution's until end-2016.

    The area is now designated for residential use in the Urban Redevelopment Authority's masterplan.

    Other housing projects in the pipeline include 4,500 BTO flats in Ang Mo Kio, Tampines and Tengah that the HDB will offer in November.

    Another 3,000 BTO flats in Sembawang and Toa Payoh will be released next February.

    About 2,060 of these homes could be ready as early as 2021 or 2022.

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    Those in Sky habitat and Sky vue become blocked views.

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    With empty plots of land sitting around, it is inevitable....then again did they check the URA Masterplan before purchase?

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