No Casual Residents

Yonina Sakols

105756147As development continues in the area around HaShaked, neraby residents, claim to have recently discovered that the area originally intended for public buildings, is being examined as a possible construction site for student dormitories.

According to the complaints of the residents, the program includes an option to build a cultural building, municipal swimming pool, a building with no specific purpose and four buildings with 6 floors for the student dormitories, totaling 180 housing units.

Residents are saying that the construction of student dormitories will cause the neighborhood’s population to be replaced by ‘causal residents’ meaning those who have ‘no interest in keeping the neighborhood clean.’ In addition, current residents say that the value of their homes may be reduced significantly.

It is also reported that the new building, HaShaked 10, will soon be occupied.