Covering around 90 hectares, Plantation District by HDB will be green and smart and revolve around community farming.
19 September 2018
Text by Janice Seow
Renderings courtesy of HDB
HDB has unveiled its master plan for Tengah, its 24th and newest town. Covering a land area of 700 hectares, about the size of Bishan town, it will provide an estimated 42,000 new homes when fully developed.
Five unique housing districts will be developed in Tengah progressively, namely Plantation, Park, Garden, Brickland and Forest Hill. And in keeping with the vision to develop Tengah as a ‘Forest Town’, each of these districts will be designed with community and nature in mind, so that residents can experience quality living with nature and greenery at their doorstep.
Plantation will be the first district to be developed. Launching in November 2018, it will cover an area of 90 hectares, approximately the size of Bidadari, and could see about 10,000 new homes when completed.
Plantation district will be green, sustainable and smart, with four key ideas driving its development:
The Plantation Farmway offers opportunities for residents to experience hobby farming and gardening
Bringing about a new lifestyle and community that centres around community farming.
The Retail Street adds vibrancy to the adjacent Plantation Farmway, and connects residents seamlessly from their homes to key amenities
Embracing an active and healthy lifestyle by promoting walking, cycling, and the use of public transport.
From the Forest Living Rooms on the ground floor, residents will enjoy views of lush greenery at their doorstep
Creating homes set admidst nature, where greenery and water features intertwine seamlessly with housing, guided by the Biophilic Town Framework.
The 40m wide and 700m long Plantation Farmway is designed to be the district’s main social-communal spine
Harnessing science and technology to create a more liveable, efficient, sustainable and safe living environment for residents.
The first housing parcel in Plantation District is expected to comprise more than 1,500 flats, ranging from 2-room Flexi flats to 3-Gen flats. Interested buyers can apply for these flats in the November 2018 Build-to-Order exercise.
Plans for the Tengah Plantation District is also being exhibited at HDB Hub, 9am to 8pm daily.
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