This article was provided by Buyitinisrael.com the official guide to Israel real estate.
The regional committee for planning and construction for Jerusalem gave, at the beginning October, the initial approval to a major plan for the establishment of two new neighborhoods next to Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimmel tailored for the Haredi public.
As part of the plan, a total of 2,100 apartment units will be built, which will be geared towards the requirements of the Haredi community. Within the next couple of months after the plan will be fully developed and submitted, the land is expected to be marketed by the Israel Land Administration. Among the contenders to win the tender for the new area are Haredi non-profit organizations, who will market apartments to the Haredi community.
The vast project for the new neighborhoods will be allocated adjacent to
Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimmel and built as a direct extension to Ramat Beit
Shemesh Gimmel which is to be inhabited by a Haredi community.
The building plans for the neighborhoods were adapted to serve the
requirements and needs of the Haredi public in an effort to secure
appropriate and suitable public institutions, by taking into account
that a Haredi family consists of 5.5 children on average compared with
an average of 3 children in the general public. As part of the
adaptation, changes were made to the original plans to free up more
space, which will serve as public areas. In addition it was determined
that the buildings will not be built higher than five floors.
A similar plan is currently advanced in the city for the construction of
2,150 apartment units in the area of Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimmel after
the Israel Land Administration marketed the land last year.
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