Construction - on Derech Hebron
The plan includes 447 housing units * commercial space * employment * public institutions * open space
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion: “With the aim of strengthening the city’s neighborhoods, developing and expanding housing opportunities for young families in the city and strengthening Jerusalem, we continue to advance construction plans with determination.
The new construction plans will be built to a high residential standard to create a higher quality public space and significantly improve quality of life in the city.”
The Local Planning and Building Committee, chaired by Deputy Mayor Eliezer Rauchberger, approved plans for the Emet HaMayim complex on Hebron Road.
The plan (No. 101-0560805) is located east of Hebron Road, on the corner of Asher Weiner Street, west of Kibbutz Ramat Rachel, in an area under the jurisdiction of Jerusalem and the Mateh Yehuda Local Council, near the Blue Line of the light rail. The plan covers an area of 19.85 dunams.
The plan submitted to the District Planning and Building Committee creates connections to the Ramat Rachel plan and the urban space, preserves the values of nature, the aqueduct and conservation buildings, and designates the area for 447 residential units, commercial, employment public institutions and open space.
The plan calls for dividing the land into four lots, construction of an urban square and the creation of an extensive open area with many trees for conservation in the southern area, running north with the aqueduct. The plan designates two lots for development along the light rail line, the 2.6 dunam north lot adjacent to the aqueduct, which includes a building for conservation designated for residential and office use, development of the rest of the lot for the construction of three 10-story buildings for residential, commercial and employment purposes, 72 housing units, totaling 8,000 square meters of construction.
The 5.4 dunam southern lot is designated for the construction of three 30-story buildings to be used for public, residential and commercial purposes, including 374 housing units, totaling 48,000 square meters of construction.
An additional 885 square meter lot in the north of the planned area includes a building for conservation and is designated for employment – 4 stories totaling 805 square meters of construction. The lot is zoned for public buildings and institutions, and is designated for a youth movement building.
The committee decided to demolish the corner building and propose in its place a new 10-story building.
The plans were submitted by the Israel Lands Authority and were designed by the Ari Cohen architectural firm.
The plan was reviewed by the Local Planning and Building Committee today (11.09.19), where the decision was made to approve the plan and submit it to the district committee.