It is indeed a clever move by HDB to generate income from a under-utilized carpark. Come to think of it, there are also other HDB carparks in Singapore which are underused. An example is the muti-storey carpark above, which is situated along Bedok Reservoir Road. The top level is often left empty, even late in the night.
Other than renting to car dealers, the top floor of the carpark can be utilized in other ways. For example, the Residents’ Committee could hold events there, such as Mid-Autumn festival celebration, “Qi Gong” session or even open-air movie screening. It is also an ideal location for holding car boot sales.
Do you have other ideas on how we can make use of empty carpark space?
(Photo Credit: The Straits Times)