The city’s Planning and Building Committee approved the development of the outline plan for the expansion of buildings in the city. The committee decided however that the plan will not apply to the new City Center. The plan will be developed over the next few weeks and published on the Iriyah’s website for a period of 60 days after which a final decision will be made.
The plan, prepared by the architect firm Naama Malis, in cooperation with the city's engineering department, allows a quick and transparent planning framework for building additions according to the needs of the population. For example, the plan will allow the addition of rooms on the roofs of buildings and allow the usage of empty spaces (chalal), in accordance with the provisions of the plan.