The two plots are located to the left and right of a construction site for East-West Line trains.
Public housing will include a carpark on a 2.9-hectare parcel in Pasir Ris Park, as well as on an adjacent 1.7-hectare plot of land.
On August 19, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) published an update to its 2019 masterplan that had been approved and assigned plot percentages to the two lots.
The maximum gross floor area of developments on a given land parcel is determined by the plot ratio, which was set at 2.0 for the two parcels. Both properties had undergone considerable planning and were previously designated for housing.
Carpark B, which has about 20 spots for cars and 10 spots for motorcycles, is located within the 2.9ha plot, which is about the size of four. football fields,About one-third of the property is taken up by the carpark; the rest is currently wooded.
The 1.7 hectares are apart from the park. It is forested in addition to the areas that have been cleared for the development of housing and transportation infrastructure.
The Housing Board proposed both property lots for the construction of public housing in 2017 as part of the town’s Remaking Our Heartland program. The program’s goal is to rejuvenate selected residential neighborhoods through measures including park renovations and housing construction.
The Costa Grove Build-To-Order (BTO) project is now being built on two of the three land lots that HDB proposes to develop, according to Shawn Lum, president of the Conservation Society (Singapore), who was speaking to The Straits Times.
According to him, HDB changed the parcel limits after receiving feedback in order to lessen the effect of construction on green spaces.
For instance, the 2.9ha chunk was once around 3.7ha and consumed a greater forested area. The parcel’s size was reduced as a result of the modification, and Carpark B was added to it, allowing for the development of less green space.
In spite of the fact that the 2.9 ha and 1.7 ha parcels have younger forests with plant species that have adapted to disturbed settings, Dr. Lum claimed that if left unmanaged, both could potentially develop rich biodiversity—something that pre-development environmental impact studies typically do not address.
Dr. Lum, a botanist at Nanyang Technological University, stated that in addition to damage mitigation, which is the aim of such investigations, “we should increasingly think of techniques to simultaneously promote biodiversity within new housing complexes.”
The Pasir Ris area’s green areas are now rather fragmented, despite the fact that the authorities have identified a potential nature corridor—a collection of connected wildlife habitats—connecting Paya Lebar Air Base and Pulau Ubin via Pasir Ris Park.
Less green space could be produced because the land lot’s size was reduced and Pasir Ris Park’s Carpark B was added to it.
But, he went on, if large property owners and managers, like school districts and housing developers, purposefully set aside space for natural habitats within their facilities, this can be prevented.
The weaving of nature across developments becomes less ominous if we can allocate room for it project by project, according to Dr. Lum.
According to Nicholas Mak, the head of research and advice at ERA Realty, the 1.7ha property could produce between 340 and 380 homes based on the plot ratio, while the 2.9ha tract could produce between 580 and 640 homes.
Around 1 kilometer from the two lots, an 18 ha wooded tract in Pasir Ris Drive 3 is similarly designated for residential use.
If the location is too far away for you, you might want to check out the planned integrated development at Jalan Anak Bukit. The Reserve Residences is its name. With the MRT and shopping just below your roof, it is convenient. Nearby are a school and the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
The Lentor Hills Residences you might want to check out too. situated on Lentor Hills Road have a Gross Plot Ratio of 3.0 and a site area of 17,100 m2. About 595 homes are expected to be built as part of this 99-year leasehold project.
The people who will move into the new Lentor Hills Road Parcel People who live on a plot won’t have to go far for their daily needs because they can go to the Lentor Modern, an integrated development that will have a supermarket, places to eat and drink, and places for children to play.
With a connection to the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) at Lentor MRT Station, residents will be able to get to other parts of Singapore with ease. When the Thomson-East Coast Line is finished, residents may be able to take a direct train to Orchard Road in as little as 20 minutes.
Schools like Presbyterian High School, Anderson Primary School, and CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School are near the Lentor Hills sites. Lentor Modern, a mixed-use project by Guocoland, is also going up nearby.
Anyone interested in EC should check out Tenet EC, which is situated at Tampines St. 62. In the future, Tenet Ec would be close to the Tampines North MRT station.