Yishun residents to get new integrated development at Chong Pang City
Chong Pang City to get new integrated development with community club, shops and swimming pools
Yishun residents can look forward to a new integrated development at Chong Pang City that will have swimming pools, a gym and fitness studios, as well as an upgraded hawker centre and community club.
The construction of the 0.9ha development at Yishun New Town's first neighbourhood town centre is slated to be completed in 2027.
The multi-storey development, tentatively named Chill @ Chong Pang, will be located at the site of Chong Pang Community Club (CC) in Yishun Ring Road and Block 102 Yishun Avenue 5. The CC will be redeveloped and the block acquired.
The new development will have space for commercial shops, and will provide more parking space.
Hawkers and stallholders from the existing Chong Pang Market and Food Centre, which was built in 1984, can relocate to the new integrated development when it is ready, said the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), the People's Association, the National Environment Agency and Sport Singapore in a joint media release yesterday.
When vacated, the existing hawker centre, which is near the CC, will be redeveloped into a community plaza by 2028.
There are currently 179 stalls in the market and hawker centre, comprising 56 cooked food stalls and 123 market stalls.
Construction of the new integrated development is expected to start in the second half of 2022. Chong Pang CC will close in the first half of 2022 to make way for construction works, and reopen as part of the integrated development.
Speaking at a virtual media conference yesterday, Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam, an MP for Nee Soon GRC, said the new development will be a more efficient use of land space that can cater to the needs of residents in Yishun and the northern region.
Mr Shanmugam said all existing hawkers at Chong Pang Market will be offered replacement stalls. Those currently receiving subsidies on rental will continue to receive subsidies at the upgraded hawker centre, while others paying the market rate will continue to do so.
Hawkers can operate as usual at the current hawker centre until the integrated development is ready, he added.
However, shop owners and tenants at Block 102, a four-storey Housing Board commercial block, will be affected as the block will be acquired by SLA for the new development.
It comprises 17 shops on the first floor that has been sold and 51 shops rented out by the HDB.
The block has no residential units.
SLA said it will work closely with the affected shop owners and tenants at the block, and assist them through the acquisition process. They will have to move out by Dec 31 next year.
In response to queries, an SLA spokesman said the owners of the 17 shops on the first floor will be paid market value for the acquired property as at the date of the acquisition.
In addition to the market value of the acquired shops, they will be compensated for reasonable expenses such as relocation fees and stamp and legal fees for the replacement property, if applicable.