Freehold Katong Plaza up for collective sale at S$188m

Katong Plaza will be launched for collective sale on June 7, 2018 with a S$188 million expected price, sole marketing agent Huttons Asia announced on Tuesday.

The expected price translates to S$1,969 per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr) for the mixed commercial and residential development, after factoring in the payable development charge.

The freehold site has a land area of 34,044 square feet (sq ft) with a gross plot ratio of 3.0, and can yield a possible 102,133 sq ft of gross floor area (GFA) after redevelopment, Huttons Asia’s head of investment sales Terence Lian said.

According to the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s guidelines, a minimum of 60 per cent of the GFA in the new development will need to be zoned for residential use, with the remaining 40 per cent for commercial purposes.

It is located 120 metres away from the future Marine Parade MRT station, and is in the vicinity of schools such as Tao Nan School, Haig’s Girls’ School, CHIJ (Katong) Primary and Tanjong Katong Primary School, and amenities such as Parkway Parade, 112 Katong and East Coast Park.

With “continued strong demand” for residential homes in the Katong area, the winning developer could also choose to increase residential use to 80 per cent, with the remaining 20 per cent for commercial use under the current master plan zoning, subject to URA approval, added Huttons Asia’s deputy head of investment sales Angela Lim.

“Katong Plaza is strategically nestled within an established F&B (food and beverage) and retail belt in the heart of Katong. We see a huge potential for the site to be transformed as the successful developer could introduce lifestyle cafes and eateries along the plot’s existing 150 m frontage along Brooke Road,” Ms Lim noted.

“We envisage Brooke Road to form a vibrant weather-friendly thoroughfare lined with alfresco dining and activities that would help seamlessly link up the Katong/Joo Chiat area with the future Marine Parade MRT station,” she said.

The public tender for Katong Plaza closes at 2pm on July 16.

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