Construction of a new residential complex in the Givat Massuah neighborhood
The Jerusalem Municipality has approved the new project
On September 30, the Local Planning and Construction Committee recommended to the District Committee to approve the construction of a new residential complex on the northern side of the Givat Massuah neighborhood – on Chaim Kolitz Road. The complex includes 710 housing units, public buildings, commerce, employment and open public spaces.
The plan proposes the construction of a new 75-dunam residential neighborhood characterized by steep topography along the northern side of the Givat Massuah neighborhood. A large area located at the center of the plan has been designated as an open public space and a space for a public building. An internal road is planned within the complex, and will serve all the residential and public buildings built along it. The plan also proposes the construction of a residential front along the southern side of Kolitz Road.
The plan pays great attention to the integration of the neighborhood in the existing topography, while maintaining the openness of the wadi at the heart of the project. In addition, the plan proposes the construction of a cover over Chaim Kolitz Road that will enable the connection of the centers of the Givat Massuah and Ir Ganim neighborhoods, thereby enabling the sharing of public services and public transportation, open public spaces, and urban integration between neighborhoods which are currently not connected.
The plan will enable the building up of the Givat Massuah with new construction and the continued development of the southwestern Jerusalem area while making efficient and optimal use of the existing urban infrastructure. The plan was submitted by the Israel Land Authority and drafted by Randy Epstein of Kolker Epstein Architects Ltd.