HBD living with condo frills

A YOGA plaza, roof-top garden and spacious balconies with planter boxes for alfresco relaxation and dining – not the normal features you’d expect on an :Housing and Development Board (HDB) estate.

United Engineers will be launching its first public housing project for sale next Wednesday, offering a variety of condo-style frills. The development in Ang Mo Kio Street 52 is ground-breaking in a variety of ways.

It is aptly called Park Central @ AMK and will comprise four 30-storey towers, making it one of the tallest developments in Ang Mo Kio New Town.

The development falls under the HDB’s design, build and sell scheme which allows private developers more flexibility in designing and pricing flats, even though they will be maintained by HDB when constructed. This is only the third such development so far.

Park Central @ AMK with 578 four- and five-room units, which will be sold via HDB balloting. The average selling price will range between $490 and $500 per square foot, which translates into around $400,000 for four-room units or around $600,000 for the large five-room ones.

Each unit comes with condominium-style fixtures and fittings including built-in wardrobes, kitchen cabinets andair-conditioning.

Source : Weekend Today – 19 Jul 2008

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