New employment, residential, commercial, tourism and cultural complexes will be built at the entrance to Jerusalem, and will be combined with advanced and efficient transportation solutions.
The realization of the project will enable the creation of a leading business district in Jerusalem – one that will be a major national business district. The new business district will attract many companies to Jerusalem, and will thereby not only bring about a significant increase in employment opportunities in the city, but will also greatly increase Jerusalem Municipality incomes from property taxes. The project will improve the flow of traffic to the city, will attract tourism and bring about positive migration, and will increase demand for public transportation.
The purpose of the program:
To develop the areas around the entrance to the capital into an urban area adapted for intensive business activity.
Public buildings, commercial space, tourism, and a 1,300 space parking facility.
The entrance area to Jerusalem.
The project will include 740 dunams (185 acres), including:
400 dunams (100 acres) for offices, 190 dunams (48 acres) for hotels, 80 dunams (20 acres) for entertainment and culture and 70 dunams (18 acres) for commerce.
14 skyscrapers will be constructed for employment, culture and tourism. There will be a government complex at the entrance to the city, where government offices will be located.
A large transportation center will be established in the area between Binyanei Ha’umah and the new central bus station, which will include the Ha’umah railway station (along the express Jerusalem-Tel Aviv line).
The express train from central Israel will arrive at the district (28 minutes away).
There will also be two light urban rail lines passing through the area.
The Binyanei Ha’umah convention center will be expanded and upgraded, and will become the leading convention center in the country. The Zionist Archives will also be expanded.
Approximately 2,000 new hotel rooms will be built in order to provide a response to the significant growth in tourism.
The transportation infrastructure will include a tunnel for vehicular traffic, the creation of a street level public transportation level and an underground parking facility with 1,300 parking spaces.
Framework of the plan:
The project is a national initiative, will be modern and unique, and will include the full integration of all types of public transport. It will significantly upgrade public transportation to the city and will allow the thousands of people travelling to Jerusalem daily from outside the city for work to travel back and forth quickly and comfortably.
There will be open spaces, central squares and piazzas, as well as commercial areas which will serve as the focal points of diverse cultural events.
The entrance to the city will change beyond recognition thanks to the fruitful cooperation with the government ministries involved in the project, which constitutes great economic leverage for developing the city.