Tel Aviv Municipality Approves 1,500 New Apartments in Jaffa

New neighborhood in Maccabi Jaffa complex to contain 1,500 apartments, of which 10% will be allotted for renting or affordable housing.

Ranit Nahum-Halevy
Ranit Nahum-Halevy

The Tel Aviv Planning and Building Committee has approved a plan to create a new neighborhood in the Maccabi Jaffa complex south of Tel Aviv. The neighborhood is due to contain 1,500 apartments, of which 10% will be allotted for renting or affordable housing.

Over the past few weeks, the committee also approved two other projects; one is for the Nes Lagoyim site, a 200-dunam (49-acre ) plot between Ben Zvi and Shlabim streets where 1,500 apartments will go up. The other is for the Park Hahorshot site in northern Jaffa, between Herzl Street to the east and Hayeted Street to the west, where 670 homes are to be built.

These projects are all awaiting approval by the planning authorities.

Also over the past few weeks, the committee approved regulations for reinforcing buildings against earthquakes under National Master Plan 38. The new regulations allow an extra 2.5 floors on old buildings in the city's south and east.

All told, these plans will add tens of thousands of apartments to a city where housing is in high demand.

The Maccabi Jaffa complex is a 150-dunam plot between Nes Lagoyim Street and the north, Heinrich Heine Street to the east, Gaza and Be'er Sheva streets to the west and Nahal Sorek Street to the south.

The new neighborhood is slated to include a variety of apartments. The average home will be 80 square meters large.

Some of the real estate will also go toward rental apartments, student dorms and public educational facilities. In this part, homes will average only 65 square meters.

The buildings in the western part of the site will be relatively low at only five to six stories, while the buildings on Heinrich Heine Street will contain storefronts and be eight stories tall. Sixteen-story apartment towers will go up in the center of the complex.

The land is owned by the Israel Lands Administration, the Tel Aviv municipality and several private owners. The northern part of the site includes open space where the Maccabi Jaffa stadium used to be.

The beach north of Jaffa, full of Palestinians and Israelis.Credit: Moti Milrod

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