Three-generation flats near Khatib MRT station

PHOTO: Three-generation flats near Khatib MRT station

SINGAPORE - The Housing Board's 80 new three-generation (3Gen) Build-To- Order flats will be located at Saraca Breeze @ Yishun, close to Khatib MRT station, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan revealed on Saturday.

Writing on his blog, Mr Khaw said this will put the pilot launch of 3Gen flats - first announced last month and meant to encourage multiple generations to live under one roof - in the vicinity of an eating house, a minimart, shops and a childcare centre.

His post also included the floorplan for these apartments, which will each come with four bedrooms, two of which have attached bathrooms.

The layout is tailored to be elder-friendly and "sensitive to the needs of two families living under one roof".

The internal floor area of 115 sq m is 5 sq m larger than current five-room units, and can be resold in the open market only to other eligible multi-generation families.

Applicants need to comprise at least a married or courting couple and their parents, and rooms cannot be sublet during the five-year minimum occupation period.

More details can be found on Mr Khaw's blog at http://mnd singapore.wordpress.com.


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