Hebron Road Gets a Facelift
The Jerusalem Municipality has approved two construction plans that include 641 housing units in 30-storey buildings
Urban Renewal on Hebron Road
The plan is for the Talpiot neighborhood, next to the Talpiot industrial area, west of Hebron Road, along the light rail Blue Line and east of Bethlehem Road. Urban renewal was approved in 2013 – the construction of two new 24-storey structures near Hebron Road, 2 12-storey structures near Bethlehem Road and a central public area including 276 housing units.
The plan proposes an increase in the number of floors of buildings facing Hebron Road to 30 floors, in accordance with the policy along the route of the light rail, and an addition of 45 housing units, for a total of 321 housing units and additional construction space. Yesodot Tzur Talpiot Ltd. submitted the plan, which was prepared by the Amaziah Aronson architectural firm.
Sha’arei Zion on Hebron Road
The plan is located west of Hebron Road, along the light rail Blue Line, and east of Bethlehem Road. The plan covers an area of 6.5 dunams and calls for the demolition of existing structures, which include an industrial building, and the construction of two 30-storey buildings to be used for residential, commercial, employment, hotel and public uses. There will also be an urban square between the two buildings, facing Hebron Road, which will maintain the existing line of sight from Hebron Road to the west.
The plan includes 320 housing units, 115 hotel rooms and public uses – kindergartens, daycare centers, a family health center and a synagogue. The total construction will comprise approximately 35,000 square meters of residential space, approximately 11,000 square meters for tourism, commerce and employment and approximately 1,000 square meters for public purposes. Hasid – Construction Company Ltd. submitted the plan, which was prepared by the MYS architectural firm.
Mayor Moshe Lion: “Jerusalem is growing, and growing with it is the need for housing, public buildings and the cultivation of public spaces. The Hebron Road construction plans are part of the urban policy for providing solutions for demand and development in the city. We will continue doing our best for the residents.”
Credit for urban renewal plan simulation – Amaziah Aronson Architects
Credit for Sha’arei Zion plan simulation – MYS Architects