Some 1,900 new homes will be built in Bnei Brak, after a Knesset committee put the project on a fast track for approval. The project is slated to be built in one of the last open areas of the city – the northern area of Bnei Brak, which borders Em Hamoshavot in Petach Tikvah and Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv. All three local authorities have approved the project.
Although a bit removed from central Bnei Brak, the Housing Ministry intends to ensure that the housing is integrated into the rest of the city, via access roads and public transportation. A train station, as well as infrastructure for the new Tel Aviv light rail will also be built. The project will include shopping, green areas, schools, and religious institutions that match the lifestyle of the city’s residents.
Despite the amenities, the project will be popularly priced, and aims to include a demographically-diverse population, including young couples and senior citizens.
Besides this new project, others are currently undergoing the approval process. Over the next 20 years, some 10,000 new homes are slated to be built in the city.