About the project
The Old City’s Muslim Quarter features several market areas along and extending from Beit Habad Street, one of the Old City’s major arteries. The Jerusalem Foundation supported a two-phase municipal project to renovate the market area beginning in 1972. The first phase involved infrastructure improvements along Beit Habad Street, including the installation of new sewage, drainage, water, street lighting, telephone and electrical systems. The second phase involved facade improvements to shops throughout the market based on design recommendations by architect Peter Bugod and made possible by loans to shopkeepers.