Singapore’s Future: The URA Master Plan for 2025
URA proposes “adding more flexible and flexible workspaces to areas such as Jurong Lake District”. This could manifest itself in a “vertical zone” concept. Instead of having distinct land zones, the usage is determined by the floor. For instance, lower floors might be used for light industrial purposes middle floors are to be used for office space, and top floors for residential homes.
The authorities have also pondered the possibility of shorter-leased commercial properties (15-30 years) because of the changing nature of industries and Work From Home becomes more widespread.
Sentosa as well as Pulau Brani are also on the list as outlined by URA. The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore (URA) is a government agency is trying to highlight the variety and diversity of Singapore’s water and green areas. This includes forests, coastlines, and offshore islands.
With thoughtful planning and inventive design, URA aims to enhance the quality and accessibility of these spaces and make them more accessible for recreation and appreciation. Initiatives include expanding the natural-based recreation network, expanding the green network, which includes multi-purpose nature parks and corridors, and promoting water-based leisure in Singapore’s reservoirs, waterways and coastlines.
Bayshore also has a brand new estate that is part of East Coast Renewal. Long Island is part of the wider plan, which will include more houses and a barrier to the rising sea level.
URA investigates ways to incorporate the recreational area into measures for coastal protection are being implemented. Features such as promenades, coastal parks, and multi-purpose walls are being looked at.
Singapore’s urban landscape is constantly changing and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is in charge of this transformation. In the wake of the recent announcement of the 2025 Draft Masterplan, the URA has laid out its plans for the future of our Lion City.
The exciting developments include flats located on the site of the former Keppel Club, benefiting from the Greater Southern Waterfront, and the renovation of the Turf Club in Kranji by March 2027, supporting the Woodlands regional hub.
The vision of the URA for 2025 for Singapore will be a paradigm shift. With a focus on growth, sustainability, and heritage, the future of Singapore appears promising. It is crucial to be aware that the URA and the people of Singapore, have shaped the vision.
The restrictions on MOP for 10 years are the government’s way of allowing Singaporeans to benefit from the lifestyle advantages of central-area properties, and avoiding a cash windfall. The introduction of the Plus, Prime, and Standard models indicates that there are changes in the pipeline.
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The URA also aims to create healthy communities through the design of green spaces and recreation areas. This will ensure the residents can enjoy nature and enjoy their activities right outside their door. The objective is to create an environment that is seamless living, working and playing.
The URA is focused on accessibility to housing and creating neighbourhoods that are supportive of families, seniors as well as active living. We can expect to see more BTO launches in line with the Prime Location Housing model (PLH), in central, mature areas such as Queenstown. Prime launches will feature two-room flexi flats as well as rental apartments that guarantee a greater diversity of demographics.
In 2027 the bridge will span a section near St. Andrews Village. The bridge will complete the Kallang Park connector, that forms a 10 kilometre bike trail that can be taken from Bishan to Singapore’s CBD in 30 to 45 minutes.
The main issues are to protect its rich aviation heritage by repurposing airport structures and sections of the runway as dynamic public areas.
In 2030, the plan for relocation is set, the Paya Lebar Airbase will likely be replaced with 150,000 brand new homes. Redevelopment plans are in development for Marine Parade, Hougang, and Punggol. The runway of the airport will be preserved and serve as the 3.8-kilometre “green spine” or park-like connection between neighborhoods. The Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) plan is to transform the site into an unique airport and airbase.
In addition, there’s an extension of the public housing in the Simei estate and a new assisted-living concept for public housing launching in Kovan.
In the near future there are plans in place to transform Sentosa Island as well as Pulau Brai into top tourism and leisure destinations, making the most of their unique island appeal. Sustainable tourism strategies are being researched to be used in the Southern Islands, which balances attraction enhancement and environmental preservation.