As Israel enters into a period of elections, the plan to build 800 units at the Western Slopes of Gilo (plan no. 13157) is published for validation. Today (18/10/2012), an ad was published in Maariv newspaper declaring the plan’s validation. This publication is the last phase of the planning process. Two weeks from the publication of the ad in the newspapers, the plan is valid and contractors may apply for a construction permit from the Municipality. In the case of Gilo’s Western Slopes plan, which was initiated by the Israel Land Administration, the contractors should win the bid in order to buy the rights to build, through a tender. Such a tender may be published in a few months.
There were two plans called Gilo’s Slopes:
- The Southern Slopes of Gilo – Plan no. 13261 – for the construction of 850 units with potential addition of another 300 units. This plan was deposited for public review on May 10th, 2012, and is awaiting discussion of the objections by the district planning committee.
- The Western Slopes of Gilo – Plan no. 13157 – for the construction of 800 units. This plan was deposited for public review already on April 2011 and was approved for validation on 24/6/2012. Today, 18/10/2012, it was published for validation.