Coast Protection C'tee cuts Kikar Atarim towers

Kikar Atarim Photo: Eyal Yitzhar

The committee has ruled that 40-floor towers can only be built in the Tel Aviv seafront project if a detailed statutory planning procedure is approved.

The Protection of the Coastal Environment Committee, headed by Planning Administration manager Dalit Zilber yesterday decided to restrict the height of the buildings in the planned Tel Aviv seafront project in Kikar Atarim to just 25-floors. The committee also said that any construction above 25-floors and adding housing units would require detailed planning procedure.

In the approved outline plan, Kikar Atarim exceeded the city's seafront construction regulations by allowing the building of 40-floor high-rises with additions for residential units. This was a substantial and unapproved change from the original plan that was presented for deposit. The Protection of the Coastal Environment Committee has now ruled that buildings in Kikar Atarim cannot exceed 25-floors and will only be for hotel use, in accordance with Tel Aviv's seafront building regulations.

In its ruling the committee wrote, "It is appropriate that a plan with broad scale public impact, including a substantial change in the appearance of the city's seafront, should be promoted as part of an orderly statutory procedure that would be examined by the local committee."

Published by Globes, Israel business news - en.globes.co.il - on February 21, 2019

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Kikar Atarim Photo: Eyal Yitzhar
Kikar Atarim Photo: Eyal Yitzhar
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