URA Provision Permission Granted For Several Residential Projects

In the second quarter of 2018, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has granted provisional permission for several residential projects, including two large projects on sites that were sold through collective sales. Each of the two projects will have more than 1,000 units –Sim Lian got the nod to develop a 2,225-unit condo on the Tampines Court site, while Kingsford Huray Development got the approval to develop a 1,882-unit (comprising 1,863 apartments and 19 strata terrace houses) project on the Normanton Park site near Science Park and Kent Ridge Park. URA also granted provisional permission to some developers for their projects on sites clinched at state tenders. Frasers Property received provisional permission to develop a residential and serviced apartments project totalling 500 units on the former Zouk site in Jiak Kim Street, while City Developments Ltd (CDL) will develop the 718-unit Whistler Grand project on a site in West Coast Vale that was won at a Government Land Sales tender. Several residential projects received Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) - including Coco Palms condo in Pasir Ris Grove and Trilive along Tampines Road. Le Grove Serviced Residences along Orange Grove Road also received TOP following the completion of a S$30 million revamp. This included increasing the number of apartments to 173 from 97, as well as upgrading the building facade, interiors, swimming pool, tennis court, gym, lobby and lounge.