Rep. Marumoto and Senator Sam Slom discuss Gensiro Kawamoto's Properties
News articles report that Japanese billionaire Gensiro Kawamoto wants to establish an art museum on his Kahala Avenue properties. Representative Barbara Marumoto (R-19th Dist. Kaimuki/Waialae/Kahala) called for a discussion of this issue with the community.
"I question whether one can start a museum in a residentially-zoned area without a variance. I am not certain Kahala residents want such a facility in their neighborhood," said Representative Marumoto.