West Ra'anana (Photo: Imaging: Farhi-Zafir Architects.)
The District Committee for Central Planning and Construction, headed by Attorney Micha Gedron, decided to approve a huge plan to establish a new residential neighborhood combining employment and commercial areas in the west of the city of Ra'anana.
The plan covers a total area of approximately 1,068 dunams, and is located between the two planning areas and jurisdictions of Ra'anana and the Sharon Coast Regional Council.
The plan initiated by the Israel Land Authority includes 5,535 housing units that will be built in residential buildings of 10-13 floors.
Out of all the housing units, 1,384 will be allocated for small apartments, and 500 sheltered housing units.
In addition to the housing units, the plan allocates about 128 dunams for the establishment of an employment zone, about 100 dunams for public buildings and about 250 dunams for open spaces.
A significant amount of units (Photo: Public Relations)
The planned complex is surrounded by open spaces, in the center of which a wide neighborhood garden has been established that includes, among other things, trees for preservation.
Play and activity gardens have been set up in the warmer areas.
The district is located to the south of a large open area intended for an intensive park of the metropolitan resort which is intended to be used, among other things, as a space for leisure and well-being for the residents of the area.
In addition, the plan provides an adequate response to the required public services and infrastructure, including drainage and transportation by creating transportation connections to Route 20 and an integrated transportation center (MACHAM) in Shefiim
. important for the city of Ra'anana, which adds a significant amount of housing units of different sizes, which will provide a housing solution for diverse populations."
The Director of the Senior Division for Planning and Projects at the Israel Land Authority, Einav Ringler, welcomed the approval of the West Ra'anana plan and noted that it is a high-quality and significant plan in an area with a demand for about 6,000 units in continuous planning and adjacent to the existing city, with different building typologies and a diverse mix for the entire population. An urban space with a high quality of life that combines a residential mix next to a wide metropolitan park for the benefit of the public with appropriate accessibility next to a new employment area, public buildings and commercial areas"