Continuing to Renew the Capital as the New Year Approaches
Hundreds of housing units, part of the Kidmat Gonen Pinui Binui urban renewal plan on Bar Yochai Street in the Katamon neighborhood. 33-36 story apartment buildings, 998 housing units, commercial areas, public areas, upgrading the public space
The Local Planning and Building Committee, headed by Deputy Mayor Eliezer Rauchberger, approved submission of the Kidmat Gonen plan (101-0511923) – Pinui Binui, on 7, 7, 11, 13 and 15 Bar Giora Street in Jerusalem – to the District Committee.
The plan covers an area of 52.4 dunams and proposes urban renewal in the southwest Katamon neighborhood (Chet-Tet), including the demolition and clearing of five old 5-story buildings and 376 housing units.
The plan is part of a general plan approved by the planning committees for the entire neighborhood, and proposes the planning of five former residential plots into five 33-36 story apartment buildings – totaling 998 housing units, commercial areas and public areas for creating an active streetside area, upgrading the public space, expanding Bar Yochai Street and creating connectivity between the street and the neighborhood to the existing Elmalih Park in the south by creating wide public spaces between the residential buildings.
In addition, the plan calls for the erection of public buildings in a separate lot for the possible expansion of an existing school. The public buildings are integrated into the new residential buildings and will provide a solution for educational, cultural, religious, community and health needs.
Mayor Moshe Lion: “Jerusalem does not stop renewing. Urban renewal is one of the best ways for us to implement the urban expansion of our city.
Through urban renewal we will increase the number of housing units in and around the city center, creating a suitable and affordable housing solution for young families and making Jerusalem more attractive to young couples.”
The plans were submitted by Kidmat Gonen – Carasso Real Estate Ltd. and the Jerusalem Municipality. The plans were drafted by Della Pergola Architects.