Singapore’s Future The URA Master Plan for 2025
With thoughtful planning and inventive design, URA aims to enhance the quality and connectivity of these spaces which will make them more easily accessible for enjoyment and recreation. Initiatives include expanding the nature-based recreation network, growing the green network by incorporating multi-functional nature parks and corridors and promoting water-based leisure in Singapore’s waterways, reservoirs and coastal areas.
Sentosa and Pulau Brani are also on the list, as mentioned by URA. Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) emphasizes the diversity of Singapore’s green and blue areas including forests and coastlines to islands off the coast.
The urban landscape of Singapore is changing constantly, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority is leading the way in this process. The URA has recently released the 2025 Draft Masterplan which outlines its goals for the Lion City.
The authorities have also discussed the possibility of leasing shorter commercial sites (15-30 years) because of the changing nature of industries as well as Work From Home becomes more widespread.
The URA vision 2025 for Singapore is transformative. Singapore’s future looks bright with its emphasis on sustainability, heritage, and growth. As we move forward it is important to be aware that this vision is a collective one, formed by both the URA and the citizens of Singapore.
Bayshore also has a new estate in the context of East Coast Renewal. Long Island is part of the larger plan and provides more homes and a barrier to rising sea levels.
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URA proposes “adding more flexible and mixed use workspaces to areas like Jurong Lake District”. This might result in a “vertical zone” concept. Instead of separate areas of land, use is determined by floor area. For instance the lower floors are for light industrial use and middle floors for offices, and the top floors for homes.
In the next few years, plans are also being made to transform Sentosa Island as well as Pulau Brai into top tourism and leisure destinations, utilizing their unique island appeal. The Southern Islands are also being looked at for sustainable tourism ideas which balances attraction development with conservation of the environment.
The Greater Southern Waterfront will benefit from flats constructed on the former Keppel Club site. Also Kranji’s Turf Club at Kranji, which is scheduled to be renovated by March 2027 in aid of the Woodlands Regional Hub, will also witness some exciting developments.
In 2027 the bridge will span the area around St. Andrews Village. The bridge will be the final part of the Kallang Park Connector route which will form a 10-kilometre trail that runs that runs from Bishan up to the CBD in between 30 and 45 minutes on bicycle.
Important considerations include conserving its rich aviation heritage by recycling some of the old airport structures and parts of the runway into lively public areas.
In addition it is the URA seeks to promote healthy communities through the creation of recreation areas and green spaces, ensuring residents have outdoor play and nature right at their doorstep. The overarching aim is to build a forward-looking community that seamlessly integrates living, working, playing, and mobility.
The government introduced the 10-year MOP restriction to give Singaporeans the lifestyle benefits that central area properties provide without allowing cash-flow snares. The introduction of the Plus, Prime, and Standard models shows that changes are underway.
The URA focuses on building communities that encourage active living, aging-in-place and families. In line with the Prime Location Housing (PLH) model, we can anticipate more BTO launches in central, mature regions like Queenstown. Prime launches will feature 2-room flexible flats and rental apartments that will provide a more diverse diversity of demographics.
URA examines the possibility of integrating the recreational area into measures for coastal protection are being implemented. Features such as coastal parks, promenades and multi-purpose walls are being thought of.
The Paya Lebar Airbase is likely to be replaced in 2030 by 150,000 homes. Marine Parade, Hougang and Punggol are in the process of renovation. The runway at the airport will be preserved, acting as an 3.8-kilometre “green spine” or park-like link between the neighbourhoods. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) envisions this transformation to reflect the unique identity as a former airbase and airport.
In addition, there’s an extension of public housing in the Simei estate as well as a new assisted-living model for public housing, which is being launched in Kovan.