The former Kebun Baru Primary School site in Ang Mo Kio is poised for a significant transformation as the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) proposes amendments to its masterplan to pave the way for high-rise residential developments. The strategic location, just 1km from Mayflower MRT station on the Thomson-East Coast Line, makes this site an attractive prospect for homebuyers.
- URA’s Proposed Amendment:
- The URA’s proposed amendment, published on Jan 19, aims to facilitate future “high-density residential developments” on the land parcels in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 2.
- Former Kebun Baru Primary School Site:
- The 1.82ha site, equivalent to 2½ football fields, is strategically located and sits within proximity to Mayflower MRT station and CHIJ St Nicholas Girl’s School.
- Proposed Changes:
- The proposed changes include re-zoning the site from educational institution and open space to residential and road use.
- Historical Background:
- Established in 1985, Kebun Baru Primary School occupied the site until its merger with Ang Mo Kio Primary in January 2002.
- The site served as a holding location for several schools undergoing upgrades from 2010 to 2022.
- Demolition Work:
- Demolition work on the former school building commenced in the third quarter of 2023, as per a Housing Board circular.
- Appeal for Homebuyers:
- Property analysts anticipate strong interest from homebuyers due to the site’s proximity to CHIJ St Nicholas Girl’s School and the Mayflower MRT station.
- Housing Possibilities:
- The site could accommodate approximately 750 condominium units or 500 to 550 HDB flats, catering to the diverse housing needs in the area.
- If an HDB project materializes, it might fall under the Plus flat model, given its accessibility to the Mayflower MRT station.
- Condominium Project Projection:
- Chief Research Officer Nicholas Mak from Mogul.sg suggests that a 99-year leasehold condominium project with around 750 units is likely, considering the site’s size.
- Limited Housing Supply in Ang Mo Kio:
- Ang Mo Kio, a sought-after estate, has limited new housing supply, making this development an appealing addition to the local property landscape.
- Similar Developments:
- This initiative aligns with the broader trend, as the former Guangyang Primary School site in Bishan Street 12 was also proposed for rezoning to a residential site in December 2023.
As the former Kebun Baru Primary School site undergoes this transformation, it emerges as a promising location for high-rise housing, contributing to the dynamic evolution of Ang Mo Kio’s real estate market.