Total area: 530 dunams. Building will be carried out in four stages. Area for industry: 335 dunams, with 610,000 square meters of built-up area Built-up area (as of 2008): 280,000 square meters Number of employees (estimated for 2008): 10,000 Average monthly rental in multi-purpose building shells (unfinished interiors): $10-$13 per square meter (according to statistics provided by on-site developers)
At the beginning of the 1970s, it was decided to establish an industrial area for science-based and technology industries in Jerusalem. The Har Hotzvim area, in the northwestern corner of the city, was chosen as the development site. The Har Hotzvim Industrial Area is located near the main transportation arteries of metropolitan Jerusalem, and is the main industrial area for science-based and technology industries in the city, both in size and in importance. Teva and Intel were among the first to set up operations in Har Hotzvim. In their wake have come numerous other internationally known companies. In the beginning of the 1990, when Jerusalem was declared a priority area for the development of high-tech industry, it became necessary to expand Har Hotzvim. The Jerusalem Development Authority initiated this expansion by adding three more stages - B, C and D. In stage B, most of the buildings have already been set up, and allotment of lots has begun. In Stage D, development work has been completed. The Jerusalem Development Authority is the planning and development body for the Har Hotzvim Industrial Area.
As one of the leading and largest high-tech centers in Israel, the park contains some of the best of Israeli high-tech companies. Extensive development over the past decade has transformed the area, and the number of employees is increasing rapidly each year. The uniqueness of the park lies in the fact that most of companies are high tech, which helps to preserve its special character. A large number of Israel's leading companies are located in Har Hotzvim. These include Intel, Teva, AVX, ECI, Ophir Optronics, Amdocs, NDS, Rad Communication, etc. In addition to large companies, the park also includes nearly 100 small- and medium-sized high-tech companies. Over the next few years, construction at Har Hotzvim is expected to continue at an increasing pace, with areas C and D to be occupied by additional high-tech companies. The forecast is that, upon completion of Stages C and D within the next few years, and with completion of development and setting up of the areas, the park will encompass about 15,000 employees, in hundreds of high-tech companies.
The Hotzvim park also will provide such need services as additional parking, commercial services, a fire station, a kindergarten, etc.
Har Hotzvim already enjoys easy access. The area's main access road, Golda Meir Boulevard, connects to the city's two main north/south arteries: Road No. 1 on the east and Road No. 4 (Begin Highway) on the west. Har Hotzvim can be reached from the entrance to Jerusalem via Road No. 4 (Begin Highway), and via the Modiin-Givat Zeev road (Ben Shemen interchange), which leads directly to the park's entrance. The road system planned for metropolitan Jerusalem will create a new reality, making it possible to reach Har Hotzvim directly from a number of different directions. Road No. 9 (Emek Haarazim), will connect from Road No. 1 (the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway), via the Motza interchange, directly to Har Hotzvim, thus enabling drivers to bypass the traffic lights at the city's entrance. Upon completion of Road No. 4 North (Begin Highway) and its link up with Road No. 45, the trip to Har Hotzvim from the Ben Shemen interchange is even faster and more comfortable.