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URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR DEVELOPMENTS WITHIN DOWNTOWN CORE PLANNING AREA

  Published: 27 March 2019
Circular No : URA/PB/2019/05-CUDG
Our Ref : DC/ADMIN/CIRCULAR/PB_19

CIRCULAR TO PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

Who Should Know:
Developers, building owners, architects and engineers

Effective Date:
With immediate effect

  1. As part of the Draft Master Plan 2019, URA has reviewed the prevailing urban design guidelines for developments within Downtown Core Planning Area, particularly for the Anson and Cecil subzones. See Annex A-1 and A-2 for details.
  1. The revisions are to reflect the larger positioning of the Central Business District (CBD) as a vibrant mixed use precinct, not only for work, but also to live and play in. Areas like Anson and Cecil, leveraging their proximity to existing residential areas and amenities, are envisioned as mixed use urban neighbourhoods, characterised by a live-in community, more intimately scaled streetblocks, active streets and vibrant public spaces.
  1. In keeping with the repositioning of these areas, the urban design guidelines have been revised. We have also taken the opportunity to update the guidelines applicable to the rest of Downtown Core Planning Area.
  1. I would appreciate it if you could convey the contents of these circulars to your members. You are advised to refer to the Development Control Handbooks and URA’s website for updated guidelines instead of referring to past circulars.
  1. For other information on the master plan, urban design guidelines, private property use and approval, car park locations and availability, private residential property transactions, and conservation areas and buildings, use URA SPACE (Service Portal and Community e-Services). This is an online portal packed with useful data and visualisation to help building professionals, business operators and the general public in their decision-making. It consolidates detailed information on land use and private property into a one-stop platform presented on geospatial maps. For feedback or enquiries on this circular, please email us.
Thank You.

CHOU MEI (MS)
GROUP DIRECTOR (CONSERVATION & URBAN DESIGN)
for CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY


1 Master Plan 2019 GPR or Approved GPR, whichever is higher.



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