Interior Ministry approves construction plans through 2025 for Tel Aviv- Jaffa.
Plan permits 35,000 new residential units, relocation of central bus station, including a high-rise construction restriction near the city center.
By Alfi Shauly
A new city plan for Tel Aviv-Jaffa was approved on Sunday, after the regional committee decided to open the plan for public discussion. The plan, which included the construction of 35,000 residential units, sets the planning direction for the city until 2025.
The plan was created by the municipality’s engineering department and was approved by the local committee last March.
Until now, Tel Aviv did not have a comprehensive city plan, as construction in different areas was bound by separate governance documents. A single, unified plan strengthens the transparency of construction plans, and simplifies the planning process for residents and developers alike.
Aside from the massive increase in residential units, the plan calls for additional public buildings. It further dictates that the transport hubs in the southern part of the city will be moved elsewhere, leaving the current central station area to be developed into a business, lodging, and residential complex.
Rothschild Boulevard will extend to the shore, and construction of high-rises will be barred in its surroundings.
Carmel Market renovation
Along with the general city plan, a plan was approved to renovate the Carmel Market area, which includes adding 318 residential units.
The plan includes new regulations for the market itself, including rules regulating vendor stalls, infrastructure construction and street seating.
The plan also suggests the construction of a logistics center and underground parking to better serve the general public as well as the tens of thousands of tourists who frequent the market.
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