Many newer and renovated older apartment buildings in Tel Aviv-Yafo are quite attractive, but others have not been maintained and have fallen into disrepair. Simply put, they are eyesores. Not to mention the fact that quite a few buildings in the city have been abandoned altogether. The municipality recently allocated NIS 100 million (some $30 million) to improve the facades of run-down apartment buildings. While that sum probably won’t be enough to turn things around completely, it is a step in the right direction.
Quote: “The enlarged incentives are only one measure in the municipal plan, which has set as a target, moving away from years of an approach of sporadic and local renovations to an approach of sustainable maintenance. At the center of the urban policy will be a community aspect, including strengthening the feeling of partnership in shared buildings. Alongside the incentives, the municipality will approve in the coming few months an additional raft of instruments including increasing enforcement, creating unified standards of renovation, and more.”
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