To promote multi-generational living, the housing board will roll out a new HDB flat type in its September Build-to-Order (BTO) exercise.
The 3Gen flat will offer privacy to both younger couples as well as the elderly. At 115 sq m, they are also slightly larger than a current five-room flat which is about 110 sq m.
Specifically, the 3Gen flats will comprise four bedrooms, two of which are “main bedrooms with attached bathrooms, and the layout is sensitive to the needs of two families living under one roof”, said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan in a blog post.
The units are also elderly-friendly, allowing easy wheelchair access should the need arise, added Mr Khaw.
The 3Gen flats will be introduced at Saraca Breeze @ Yishun, close to Khatib MRT station.
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