Zoning Plan 572, which provides for the construction of high
rise structures with offices and commercial properties for hi-
tech industry on 1500 dunams in the northern part of Bnei
Brak, will be recommended for approval by the Municipal
Committee for Building and Planning. This was announced at a
recent meeting held in the municipal building attended by
Mayor Rabbi Mordechai Karelitz and City council members, as
well as by Director of the Israel Land Administration Avraham
Drexler and top ranking Land Administration personnel.
Municipal Secretary and Spokesman Avrohom Tannenbaum said
that in accordance with plans formulated by architects and
city planners Adam Mazor and Eli Firstat, the plan calls for
1.5 million square meters (15 million square feet) of
commercial construction in an area bordered by Sheshet
HaYamim Road on the south, Geiheh Road to the east bordering
on Petach Tikvah; the Yarkon River on the north bordering on
Tel Aviv, and Mivtza Kadesh Road in the west on the border
with Ramat Gan.
The plan designates five distinct areas, and will accommodate
commercial, industrial, and tourism structures as well as
hotels, special warehouses and public institutions. The plan
already includes metropolitan infrastructure installations
such as: Rokach Highway East, the train tracks, Geiheh
Highway and Yarkon Park. The development will be coordinated
with development of transport to serve the new areas.
At the meeting, various suggestions were proposed for the
advancing this comprehensive plan, whose purpose is to effect
an economic revolution in the municipal economy and to
balance the city budget. The planners hope that the tax
revenues from this project will eliminate the necessity for
special grants to the city as well as perennial financial
dependence upon central government financing, as was the case
in recent years.
Plans were set for the appointment of a planning commission
for the program to conduct an investigation of the cost of
developing area infrastructure.
The Tel Aviv region of the Israel Lands Administration will
oversee financing of the program as well as the locating of
all landowners and lease owners of agricultural land in the
The plan will be presented to the Regional Committee for
Planning and Construction in the Ministry of the Interior.
After implementation of any revisions, the local committee
will meet to approve changes in the plan.
Additional ideas for the advancing of development in various
regions of the city were raised, among them the approval of
General Plan 580 on an area of 100 dunams whose borders are
Hayarkon Street (north), Hachashmonaim Street (west),
Maccabim Street (east), and Zerubavel Street (south).
The purpose of the plan is to combine lots, redivide them
into plots and prepare the region for the construction of 200
dwelling units as well as industry, hi-tech, commerce,
storage and offices. There will be a separate commercial area
as well as an separate area for communal institutions.
Building permits will be issued with a emphasis on the
prevention of environmental hazards. The facing material on
the exteriors of the homes will also be determined by the
committee. At the meeting, it was agreed that the Bnei Brak
Economic Association will attempt to organize landowners for
the purpose of getting them to issue powers-of-attorney
needed to complete the plan.