Friday, August 8, 2008

Residents In Commonwealth Drive Get En-Bloc Redevelopment Offers

Source : The Straits Times, Aug 08, 2008

THE residents of seven blocks in Commonwealth Drive will soon be offered new flats as part of the Housing Board's latest redevelopment exercise.

Under the Selective En-bloc Redevelopment Scheme (Sers), 669 households in the 44-year-old precinct near Tanglin Halt will be relocated to a new site situated just across the road, the HDB announced yesterday.

Blocks 74 to 80 Commonwealth Drive will be turned into roughly 730 new units of two- to five-room replacement flats on the other side of Commonwealth Drive.

They will be closer to the Commonwealth MRT station, Tanglin Halt neighbourhood centre and HDB commercial amenities at the adjacent Commonwealth View precinct.

While the old blocks were 10 storeys high, the new ones will be up to 40 storeys high.

Eligible flat owners will be invited to register for their replacement flats around the third quarter of next year. Construction of the flats are due for completion by early 2013.

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