Tender Publicized for 3,268 Housing Units in Beit Shemesh


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bshThe Israel Lands Authority published tenders for 4,268 new apartments in Beit Shemesh, in Ramat Beit Shemesh; in areas daled and hey. It is added that additional tenders will be released in 2016 to reach a total of 6,000 additional apartments in Beit Shemesh in 2016.

Last week, a meeting was held with Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, Housing Minister Yoav Gallant, Head of Planning Authority Avigdor Yitzchaki, Beit Shemesh Mayor Moshe Abutbul, Head of the Planning Committee Moshe Muntag and other officials to discuss the tenders and continued growth in Beit Shemesh. How these apartments will be advertised to the public was discussed along with continued development of the city including parks, public institutions, and more.

The apartments are being built towards solving the national housing crisis and as such, contractors are only permitted to sell the apartment to new home owners. That means anyone with an apartment in their name elsewhere will not be eligible to buy one of these apartments. As such, the price per square meter is promised to be very attractive, with an emphasis on young married couples. In the Gimmel area, over 2,000 apartments are in the advanced stage of construction. In Daled, there are 8,300 apartments in three neighborhoods and the current availability is Daled-One with 1,230 units, Daled-Two 1,322 units, Daled-Hey with 5,000 units, divided into two neighborhoods of which 2,074 are being marketed now. It is reported that in southern Beit Shemesh, there are 9,000 units have been approved for construction.

Officials in City Hall are hopeful that residents will begin moving into the new areas of the city in 3.5-to-4 years. It is stressed the new neighborhoods are being constructed on a high standard, and an array of high-standard apartments will be available and there will of course be shuls, green areas as well as shopping and public and commercial services. The area is being built with the chareidi tzibur in mind, amid a realization most residents will not have a vehicle.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. I’m trying to make sense of this. Highway 38 is a parking lot every morning and evening – taking anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to drive a few miles. For those who work or go to school anywhere other than Tel Aviv (where there is a train), this is the only road you can take.

    When they were building gimmel, they said that they would only allow people to move in when 38 was expanded. The second lane on 38 is still two to three years away from being able to handle the current traffic. And they are adding another 6K units?

  2. If Abuttball and muntag cant figure out how to provide basic services with a ballanced budget to the current residents of Beit Shemesh, what justification do they have for making our problems much worse?
    Where in the Torah does it say that a Torah city must be run with short sighted negligence?
    Why are any constructive justified criticisms of this failed administration dismissed as “anti chareidi”?
    Why does this administration fill our town with radical muslims from tzurif and Chevron to build these misguided neighborhoods, and then blame any resulting acts of terrorism on lax police enforcement?
    This mayor and his policies represent a huge chillul Hashem, consistently.

  3. #3
    Why don’t you forward your complaints directly to his office, if you live there? Loshon Hara is not any less of a Chillul Hashem. Calling yourself “Chareidi Amiti” instead of “Anti Chareidi” is being dishonest.