D. Eytan / R. Lahav-Rigg
Architects & Planners
© D. Eytan / R. Lahav-Rigg
East Jerusalem CBD Masterplan
Ruth Lahav, Tony Rigg & Basam Huri, 1992-2003 (under planning)
Client: City Engineers Dept., Jerusalem Municipality
Built area: 900 Dunums
Traffic Consultant: AmAv Ltd., Jerusalem
Economic Consultant: Zeev Barkai, Jerusalem
- The Area
The area of the plan, bounded by by Old City walls, road no. 1, and the Kidron valley, had a large area not covered by existing master plans, and several traffic and circulation problems.
The existing old Bus Station on Sultan Suleiman will be canceled, and the new Bus Station on Nabulus Road redeveloped to serve all busses. This will free Sultan Suleiman St. as a "promenade" along the Old City walls. A new east west route, for local circulation and urban bus services, will be opened, allowing SalaheDin and Azahara streets to be pedestrianised.
The plan designates a conservation area and 3 categories of building preservation status. The aim is to preserve the special qualities of the area, and the views over the area from east and west, while allowing for a more intensive level of development.
The plan designates two general zoning areas housing along the north east side, and commercial and institutional zonings for the rest. Heights up to 7 floors are permitted in the "valley area" on SalaheDin St., with 4 and 5 floors elsewhere according to sensitivity: buildings on Sultan Suleiman will not exceed height of Old City Walls opposite.