Monday, September 6, 2010

Committee sets height limits for Neve Tzedek

A sub-committee of the Tel Aviv district planning and building committee ruled to restrict construction in 54 dunams (13.5 acres) at the southern end of the historic Neve Tzedek neighbourhood to two-story buildings.

After years of stalemate during which all construction plans for the area were put on hold, the subcommittee approved a plan that includes preserving building facades. It also allows for development of hotels and residential and commercial construction. The move comes in the wake of controversy created by the 38-story Neve Tzedek tower on the southern end of the neighbourhood.

Several other towers are planned on the neighborhood's periphery. The subcommittee gave the green light to some three-story structures on the edges of the tract. Deputy Mayor Pe'er Visner said the plan would be appealed for being too restrictive, while the neighborhood committee in the area said the plan would still damage the neighborhood's character.

Source Haaretz

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