Just last month the local committee approved the municipality Master plan for Tel Aviv now called "Tel Aviv 5000" and which determines the design trends for the city by 2025 and which includes construction of an additional 35,000 housing units. Under this plan, the Abu Kabir detention centre will become a business district and most importantly, the central bus station of Tel Aviv which currently houses a shopping centre, will become a large business complex. Enough to boost the neighbourhood, known today for his poverty and insecurity on the rest of the city.
The municipality also made population projections estimating that roughly 486,000 people will be living in Tel Aviv in 2025 (compared to 400,000 currently). Mayor Ron Huldai said he welcomed the approval of the plan after 4 years, 15 meetings of the local committee, planners and consultants as well as 50 meetings involving the public in which more than 1700 residents participated. A mammoth task for Tel Aviv .