Building plan gains approval

The District Panning and Construction Committee has approved a building plan for Tel Aviv's Rehov Shadal that preserves three historic buildings while allowing for the construction of a 29-story apartment tower, reports The plan aims to strengthen municipal efforts to preserve buildings of historic or architectural value in central Tel Aviv while maximizing the use of the land by changing its zoning from "special," "residential" or "commercial" to "mixed urban." According to the report, the committee approved 13,990 square meters of construction for residential and business purposes in the street, preserving the three historic structures and an existing nine-story office building. This will allow the new apartment tower, which will reach a height of 145 meters, to be built above one of the historic structures.