HDB will build five new public housing projects at Dawson estate in Queenstown, under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS) programme.
According to National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan in a blog post today, these new flats will provide new homes for Tanglin Halt residents, many of whom have been living there for more than 50 years.
“They will get a new modern flat with a fresh 99-year lease, with greenery at their doorstep, and panoramic views of the city and surrounding areas,” he wrote.
The new homes are located near shopping amenities and an MRT station, and HDB will also provide a new hawker centre in the area.
Additionally, a heritage wall and space within the former Commonwealth Avenue Wet Market will showcase heritage items contributed by members of the public from a “Call for Heritage Items” exercise in 2008.
Slated to be completed by 2020, Dawson’s vision is to provide “Housing-in-a-Park” for residents there, said Mr Khaw.
At the 2007 National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong launched the Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) initiative to improve older HDB estates, such as Dawson.
Two Build-To-Order (BTO) projects there, SkyVille@Dawson and SkyTerrace@Dawson, featuring concepts like sky gardens and landscape terraces, will be completed next year.
Credits: Property Guru