The development of Haifa Street and the surrounding Al-Karkh neighborhood was initiated by the Municipality of Baghdad (Amanat al Assima). Based on a comprehensive conservation and urban redevelopment plan prepared for the Al-Karkh neighborhood by Alousi Associates Technical Studies, eight architectural firms were originally selected to residential complexes along Haifa Street:
Part I: M+R International (Brussels, Belgium) Part II: Presenté/Mesny (Paris, France) Part III: ARC Design (London, United Kingdom) Part IV: Richard England (La Valetta, Malta) Part V: Ali Mousa and Sami Mousawi (Baghdad/Manchester) Part VI: Alousi Associates Technical Studies (Baghdad/Beirut), Part VII: National Centre for Engineering and Architectural Consultancy (Baghdad) Part VIII: Amanat Al Assima Design Department (Baghdad). Structural Engineers: Ove Arup Engineers
Project parts II and IV were later postponed. Conservation of historic structures along Haifa street was supervised by M.Al-Ali Associates (Baghdad) and APP (London). New water, sewerage, gas and electricity lines were installed along the street at this time, along with new plantings and street furniture.
Alousi Associates and Reinicke Consulting (eds). Haifa Street Development. 1985. Baghdad: Amanat al-Assima.