Singapore Property News This Week #125

Residential

3 pilot HDB estates to have mechanised carparks

Three HDB estates in Bukit Panjang, Yishun and Changi Village have been chosen as pilot sites to display mechanized parking systems to see how carpark shortages can be addressed in a pilot project by the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for National Development. It was reported that GPC and HDB have studied the suitability and potential of mechanized carparks as additional parking solutions because they can provide additional parking lots in estates with site constraints, especially older estates with no space to build more lots. However, not all HDB estates are appropriate for mechanized parking systems. The three pilot sites, therefore, allow further evaluation, including users’ acceptance before extending it to other sites in the future. The new mechanized carparks operate like an automated multi-storey garage, with a lift for cars. Once a driver parks his car and exits the lift, the …