Tanglin Halt, an iconic estate will feature 5,500 HDB flats
In response to the question of whether Tanglin Halt might have rental flats Mr Tan stated it was something that the government is looking at. He said that one of their goals for the neighbourhood is to have a diverse social environment.
HDB said plans for Tanglin Halt were part of Queenstown’s larger revitalization plans.
HDB announced its plans to revitalize the fourth set of towns as part of Remaking Our Heartland in September. These are Ang Mo Kio, Choa Chu Kang (now Queenstown), and Bukit Merah.
Queenstown has been set for a facelift. New parks, cycling paths, exercise trails and therapeutic gardening will be implemented from 2025.
These improvements will be beneficial to 79,000 Queenstown residents and Farrer Road Estate residents.
The development is being built on the former Tanglin Halt Neighbourhood Centre. It houses the Tanglin Halt Market that currently exists and the Commonwealth Drive Food Centre.
Mr Tan has said that authorities will execute redevelopment plans in a sensitive manner, and try to preserve as much heritage and history of the estate as they can.
Tan Kiat How is the Senior Minister of National Development. He said that on Thursday, redevelopment at the estate would create more housing for future families.
The estate, which consists of 3,480 families, was identified in 2014 for the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme. The majority have now moved to Dawson and the old houses are being demolished.
The construction works for the integrated developments will be divided in two phases. They begin with the site of former Commonwealth Drive Food Centre during the second halves of 2024.
The first phase of construction is now complete. Stallholders in the adjacent Tanglin Halt Market have moved into the new building. Construction will start on the site vacated by the former market. HDB said this was to minimise disruption for the stallholders.
HDB announced that the integrated developments design will incorporate elements derived from the food centre’s hexagonal shape, and the barrel shaped Tanglin Halt market. It will have courtyards like the former neighborhood centre.
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In 2024 new flats will be made available as part of an integrated development.
Tanglin Cascadia – a first Build-to Order project – was launched at the October Sales Exercise under the Prime Location Public Housing PLH model. The project’s 973 units had a rate of first-timer applications that was less than one. That means that first-time homeowners will have the opportunity to select their own unit.
Housing Board will build 5,500 Housing Board units as part a redevelopment project for Tanglin Halt. It is one Singapore’s oldest housing developments located within Queenstown.
Housing Board has announced that an integrated estate – consisting of HDB flats, shops, and a hawker and market centre – is a major feature. The Queenstown Polyclinic will be moved from Stirling Road to the complex.
HDB explained that some blocks, such as 69 and 70 Commonwealth Drive (built by the now-defunct Singapore Improvement Trust) could be turned into community spaces or parks.
For the Rail Corridor stretch that runs along Tanglin Halt’s edge, landscaping and recreation facilities will be installed. Additionally, a new community park will serve both as a stopover for residents and a gathering place.
Commonwealth Drive and Rail Corridor will both be connected by a linear park, and Commonwealth Drive itself will be made pedestrian-friendly with footpaths and cycling paths.
The Straits Times has reported that HDB plans to redevelop Tanglin Halt in the coming 10-15 years.