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Proposed Kembangan Integrated Housing Development With 340 BTO Flats

New Kembangan Integrated Housing Development And BTO Flats To Boost Vibrancy In The Area

The proposed Kembangan Integrated Housing Development not only provides new homes, it also offers more convenience for residents in the area. The new integrated development is just next to Kembangan MRT and is planned to house 340 units of 2-room Flexi and 4-room flats, integrated with shops and recreational facilities as well as the redevelopment of Kampong Kembangan Community Club. 

When completed, residents can enjoy brand new parks with playgrounds for children and fitness corners for adults and elderly, a brand new cycling path along Jalan Kembangan and an enhanced Siglap Park Connector for convenient access to East Coast and Bedok and new shops, including a supermarket, eating house, pre-school and healthcare facilities for everyday needs.

Some Residents Objected To Redevelopment In Kembangan

The plot, bounded by Jalan Kembangan and Lengkong Tiga, currently houses a football field with a running track and a basketball court. The site proposed for the new development is nearly 2ha, or almost the size of three football fields.

Some residents had lamented the potential loss of the community club, while others objected to the field making way for the development. A petition was put up on Change.org on Jan 20 urging the authorities to reconsider the proposed changes to the area.

Kembangan Integrated Housing Development To Provide Better Amenities For Residents

Location of New Kembangan Integrated Development

The plot, bounded by Jalan Kembangan and Lengkong Tiga, currently houses a football field with a running track and a basketball court. The site proposed for the new development is nearly 2ha, or almost the size of three football fields.

The new community club within the integrated development is expected to be up to 1½ times larger than the current facility, added Dr Tan, who jointly oversees the Kembangan-Chai Chee ward in Marine Parade GRC with Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong.

HDB said the new Kampong Kembangan Community Club in the integrated development will have more sports and recreational facilities.

These include a sheltered basketball court, food and beverage options, and a multi-purpose hall that can accommodate three badminton courts. It will also have a culinary studio, dance studios and a gym.

The development could also house a kidney dialysis centre, a pre-school and a residents’ network centre.

“The planned amenities and facilities in the proposed development will provide convenience to the community and meet their daily needs, as well as promote active living and provide abundant opportunities for people to get together,” HDB said.

HDB said the new neighbourhood park is aimed at encouraging residents to adopt a healthy lifestyle and bond with one another.

The 3,400 sq m area could have playgrounds, fitness corners and a multi-purpose court.

Other plans for the area include converting an open canal into a linear park, which could house another playground, as well as providing spaces for recreational activities and events.

A proposed jogging path about 1½ times longer than the existing one will connect the neighbourhood and linear parks.

There are also plans for a dedicated cycling path along Jalan Kembangan, and the Siglap Park Connector will be widened to provide easier access to East Coast Park and Bedok Reservoir, HDB said.

In addition, access to public transport nodes could be improved with a proposed sheltered linkway from the new development to Kembangan MRT station, HDB said, adding that an existing bus stop in Jalan Kembangan could also incorporate a bus bay to prevent buses from obstructing traffic along the road.

Residents In Kembangan Welcomed Addition Of Retail Options

Ms Rosa Goh, a long-time member of the community club’s tea appreciation club, said there is no proper shopping mall in the area and residents have to make do with a small supermarket at Block 110 Lengkong Tiga.

But she added that it would be a hassle for the club to relocate and move its equipment to Kampong Ubi Community Centre. “It’s like we’re moving house… it’s very troublesome,” added the 62-year-old, who is self-employed. 

She noted that the roads connecting Eunos MRT station to Kampong Ubi Community Centre are less senior-friendly than those of Kembangan, which may be an issue for the tea club members. 

Mr John Lee, 65, lamented the loss of the open green field opposite his condominium unit.

He said he would miss attending the community events often held at the field, such as those for National Day and Chinese New Year.

The semi-retired lecturer is, however, looking forward to the creative use of space in the integrated development. 

Citing the success of Heartbeat@Bedok in bringing different facilities and communities together, he hopes the new development will similarly serve Kembangan residents’ needs. 

Communications executive Saadiah Karimullah, 39, said the move is “definitely for the better”, as she is always travelling to Bedok or Paya Lebar to shop for groceries. 

Though she takes walks with her baby at the track on the field every evening, Ms Karimullah is willing to switch to an alternative walking route along the park connector.

A long-time Kembangan resident of 30 years who wanted to be known only as Mr K termed the development a “win-win solution for all”, and said he felt appeased as his concerns were taken into account.

Kembangan HDB BTO To Lauch in October 2024

Kembangan HDB BTO Launch

The first Housing Board flats in Bayshore and an integrated development in Kembangan are among 14 Build-To-Order (BTO) projects that will go on sale in October 2024. 

The Kembangan site is Bedok’s third BTO project, sited next to Kembangan MRT station, will have 340 two-room flexi and four-room flats. The flats will be part of an integrated development that will include a five-storey building with a new community club, supermarket, shops, an outpatient healthcare facility and a kidney dialysis centre.

The project is likely to come under the Plus category, as it is conveniently located next to an MRT station and is integrated with several amenities.

Indicative Kembangan HDB BTO Prices

HDB is likely to schedule the Kembangan BTO launch in 2024. As this is the first HDB BTO launch in the Kembangan area since 1989, we can expect a good response from the families in the nearby landed estates and condos. This development should be classified under the Plus Housing Model, which comes with a 10-year Minimum Occupation Period (MOP). 

While prices will only be revealed when HDB launches the project for sale, our projection is that the BTO prices in Kembangan are likely to start from S$480,000 for the 4-room flats and S$168,000 for the 2-room flexi flats.

(Source: The Straits Times, HDB)

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