Chong Pang City neighbourhood centre will be rejuvenated with a new integrated development, housing the Chong Pang Community Club, Market and Hawker Centre, 3 swimming pools, a gym, fitness studios, commercial shops, and a basement carpark with over 300 lots.
The multistorey development will be called Chill @ Chong Pang. Larger than a football field, it will stand on the site of the current Chong Pang Community Club and Block 102 Yishun Avenue 5.
Chong Pang City is the first neighbourhood centre in Yishun New Town and is about 40 years old. The current amenities and facilities at Chong Pang City are ageing and in need of rejuvenation.
When completed, the new integrated development will inject greater vibrancy into Chong Pang City. It will also be a new community node for residents and will make it more convenient for residents to participate in community, social and leisure activities all under one roof.
In addition, there are plans for joint-agency programmes, which will promote active lifestyles and enhance interaction amongst residents of all ages and from all walks of life.
Minister K. Shanmugam, Adviser to Nee Soon GRC grassroots organisations, announced this new project on 8 September 2020. He said, “Chong Pang Community Club has been in the same building since I became Grassroots Adviser 32 years ago. The Chong Pang Market and Food Centre was built in 1984. Many residents have been asking me when these facilities will be upgraded. I am excited to announce these upgrades today. The new integrated development will bring more vibrancy to Chong Pang City and give all Yishun residents more convenient recreation and lifestyle options.”
Mr Steven Koh, a shop owner in Chong Pang City, and Chairman of Chong Pang City Merchant and Hawker’s Association, said, “I am glad that Chong Pang City is being given another major facelift. The new integrated development will bring more people to Chong Pang City.”
Construction for the new integrated development is expected to commence in 2H2022 and be completed in 2027.
The Chong Pang Market and Food Centre at Blocks 104 and 105, as well as three kiosks at Blocks 101A, 101B and 101C could opt to be relocated to the new integrated development when it is completed. Until then, operations will continue at their current site. Residents can continue to shop and dine at the Chong Pang Market and Food Centre with minimal disruption to the services.
To complement the new integrated development and further foster community bonding, in a subsequent phase of rejuvenation of Chong Pang City, the vacated site will be redeveloped into a community plaza by 2028.