Municipal Building Plan 360 -- Project Geiha, for the
construction of a 39 story building near the Bnei Brak Geiha
junction has been approved by the Interior Ministry Regional
Committee for Planning and Building for Tel Aviv.
The plan extends over an area of 16 dunams (160,000 square
feet) of Bnei Brak, bordered by HaRav Hildesheimer Street in
the north, HaRav Kalisher Street in the west and Jabotinsky
to the south, and the Geiha highway in the east, within the
limits of the Shikun Hey and Ganei Gad neighborhoods. The
land is owned by the Bnei Brak Municipality, the Israel Land
Administration and private interests. The plan will be
carried out by the Municipal Planning and Building Committee
and the Geiha Construction and Investments Corporation.
The project includes a tower of 36,806 square meters (368,060
square feet), 4000 of which are earmarked for commerce, 1300
for public use, and 300 for a transportation terminal.
The building will include two commercial floors, topped by 39
stories above and 4 basement levels below. The first two
floors will include offices, clinics, food establishments,
sport facilities and public meeting halls. In accordance with
the Planning and Building Law, the third and fourth floors (a
total of 1300 square meters) will be for public use to
benefit the nearby neighborhoods.
Large areas of the project have been set aside for gardens
Acoustic techniques to minimize noise from traffic will be
used in the building, as stipulated by the Ministry of the
Environment. Work will be executed only during permitted work
hours. Access to the project by transportation will be
subject to Ministry of Transportation approval.
The project and the taxes it will generate is an important
part of the plan of Mayor Mordechai Karelitz's plan to
balance Bnei Brak's budget.