The guidelines will require a minimum average retail unit size and minimum corridor widths for all new developments with retail floor area, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said on his blog on Tuesday.
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Here is Khaw Boon Wan's blog entry:
Lately, a couple of developers who have pushed for shoebox apartments and factories have turned their attention to push for shoebox shops. The URA has received applications from them proposing to build malls featuring mainly shoebox shops, with sizes as small as 9sqm. At 9sqm, the shop will be even smaller than a car park lot.