The regeneration scheme deals with the overall planning of Jerusalem's city hall district and its Municipal square. This scheme proposes the construction of new buildings and re-uses of existing ones. At the first stage of the regeneration plan, a city hall office building, adjacent to the historic Beit Avihail (built in 1863), will be erected. The ground floor of the historic building will be excavated to merge with the square level, presenting an active commercial façade and becoming a focal point of the municipal square. The two upper floors above, will be refurbished as office areas.