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Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Supreme Court: Hoopili ‘Necessary for Urban Growth’
By Robert Thomas @ 3:44 PM :: 7560 Views :: Agriculture, Development, Land Use, Rail

"This appeal involves a long-standing issue in this state: balancing agricultural and urban land uses."

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Bizarre News: State Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hoopili
By Andrew Walden @ 8:47 PM :: 6368 Views :: Environment, Development, Rail

Justices ruled 4-1 that the Hoopili development can proceed....

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Friday, December 4, 2015
Does Transit-Oriented Development Need the Transit?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:03 AM :: 4983 Views :: Development, Rail

...rail proximity was not an independently significant predictor of auto ownership....

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Saturday, November 7, 2015
What Does "Waikiki" Mean? - Variances, Safety Valves, And A "Hawaiian Sense Of Place"
By Robert Thomas @ 9:17 PM :: 6832 Views :: Environment, Development, Tourism

...Justice Pollack benchslapped the Department on each of the three variance standards....

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Thursday, October 22, 2015
Video: The Affordable Housing Business with Stanford Carr
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:04 PM :: 4749 Views :: Development, Homelessness

...Keli'i Akina speaks with developer Stanford Carr about the business of affordable housing, homelessness, and the housing shortage in Hawaii....

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Friday, October 2, 2015
‘Smart Growth’ Drives up Housing Costs
By NCPA @ 1:14 PM :: 6262 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

A study reveals that urban containment, or smart growth policies, have been shown to drive the price of housing up....

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
VIDEO: How Surfing the Nations Transformed Downtown Wahiawa
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:05 AM :: 6721 Views :: Development, Religion

Keli'i Akina speaks with Tom and Cindy Bauer of Surfing the Nations about the incredible transformation in Wahiawa....

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Friday, September 18, 2015
'Smart Growth' Causes Hawaii Losses in Affordable Housing
By NCPA @ 5:57 PM :: 6743 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

...Hawaii, California, Oregon, Vermont, Florida and Washington, which adopted some type of restrictive land-use policy over the last 30 years, all experienced some of the largest losses, in terms of home affordability....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Conference to discuss development opportunities, environmental issues along rail line
By News Release @ 5:06 AM :: 5907 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

The workshop is designed for landowners, developers, real estate brokers....

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Thursday, September 3, 2015
Bridge Aina Lea: Federal Court Dismisses Most of Case
By Robert Thomas @ 9:09 PM :: 6819 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...once again, a property owner's federal constitutional claims -- raised in a federal forum -- get decided by a state court....

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Jeff Stone Wants to be Your Cannabis Connection
By Andrew Walden @ 1:00 AM :: 14917 Views :: Development, Drugs

Legalization is supposed to take marijuana out of the hands of organized crime....

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Turtle Bay Deal Announced
By News Release @ 9:57 PM :: 7674 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Tourism

“The proposed bill will give the state the beach front property around Kawela Bay in fee simple for $35 million...."

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Guess What: Hawaii Housing Is Expensive!
By Robert Thomas @ 5:25 AM :: 6598 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

"Affordable Housing Maui Style" - from NewGeography.com....

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Sunday, April 5, 2015
The Turtle Bay Bill, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 7208 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

...They were under the impression that the bond sale process needed to begin by June 30 of this year. “No,” said the Department of Attorney General, “the law says that the bond sale needs to be DONE by June 30.”...

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Saturday, April 4, 2015
DBEDT: 65,000 New Housing Units Needed in Next 10 Years
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 5117 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics

...this study projects housing demand for the period of 2015 to 2025 using the variables of projected population growth, visitor growth, and vacancy rates....

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Friday, March 27, 2015
UHERO: Despite Kakaako, Residential building permits fell last year
By UHERO @ 11:03 PM :: 8083 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Rail

...Assuming affirmative resolution of ongoing entitlement battles for Hoopili and Koa Ridge, single-family building will begin to pick up over the next two years....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Caldwell Touts Community Participation in Ala Moana Park Planning
By News Release @ 9:16 PM :: 4564 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

More than 350 people participated in a planning workshop at McCoy Pavilion....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
With 48 Minutes Notice, House Votes $100M to Bulldoze Historic Ewa Battlefield, Build Raceway
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 AM :: 7509 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Development, Military

$100 million in bonds to unabashedly promote a motorsport center on parkland determined eligible to be declared a National American Battlefield by the National Park Service....

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Friday, February 6, 2015
Ige Announces HCDA Nominations
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 5655 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government

...Ige today announced his nominees to the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA)....

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Just Sign a Document and Tell us 'Go' -- Ige's DLNR Nominee on Development
By Selected News Articles @ 10:19 PM :: 3841 Views :: Ethics, Development

...It often takes four years to obtain approvals from the Land Use Commission and another two more years to get county permits, Ching said....

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Developer to Head DLNR? Ige's Dumb Move
By Video @ 4:10 PM :: 4642 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government
A Developer In Charge Of Hawai`iʻs Lands, Water & Resources?
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
City to hold second Airport Area TOD community meeting
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 5839 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

...Monday, Feb. 2, at the Aliamanu Middle School Cafeteria, 3271 Salt Lake Blvd., from 5:30-7:30 p.m....

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Monday, January 26, 2015
Over 20 Groups Oppose Ige's DNLR Nominee
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 5940 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government
Over twenty environmental groups are asking the Governor to withdraw his nomination of Castle & Cooke lobbyist Carleton Ching to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources and to drop any plans to weaken or eliminate the Land Use Commission....
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Friday, January 16, 2015
OHA Hires Design Team to Develop Kakaako Makai Plan
By News Release @ 1:21 AM :: 6311 Views :: Development, OHA

The collaborative is a partnership among four Hawaiian firms: Edith Kanaka‘ole Foundation; DTL; PBR Hawai‘i; and WCIT Architecture....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
2nd Annual Saint Marianne Cope Charity Walk
By News Release @ 2:38 AM :: 7595 Views :: Development, Hawaii History, OHA, Religion

Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ Kewalo Basin Park- check in 6:30 am- start @ 7:00 am....

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Saturday, December 27, 2014
Rowena Akana: Now That I'm in Charge, Everything is Fine at OHA
By Selected News Articles @ 8:37 PM :: 5793 Views :: Development, OHA

...I was finally forced to file a lawsuit against OHA in September 2013 to make it more transparent.  Now that a new leadership team is in place, this lawsuit may no longer be necessary....

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
OHA Chair Demands Censorship of Kakaako Coverage
By Andrew Walden @ 8:40 PM :: 10580 Views :: Development, First Amendment, OHA

"Lindsey’s request for censorship is denied."

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
A&B President Elected Chair of Hawaii Nature Conservancy
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 7818 Views :: Environment, Development, Greenmail

Benjamin has served on the Hawaiʻi Board since 2007 and has worked closely with Conservancy staff....

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Smart Growth v. Suburbanization Score is 0-1
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:37 AM :: 5460 Views :: Development, Rail

...urban trends are driven more by the masses and less by the political, academic and "environmental" elites that love to dictate how the hoi polloi should live....

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Caldwell Creates 'Office of Strategic Development'
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 5613 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

The OSD was established to immediately address the lack of overall planning and management of the city’s real estate portfolio, which has existed since the Department of Housing was eliminated in 1996....

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Monday, December 1, 2014
Auditor Slams State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 4584 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government

...Agencies failed to remit funds resulting in a potential loss of $147,213 in public arts revenues, and in one instance, the special fund received $100,000, when it should have received just $100....

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Sunday, November 30, 2014
VIDEO: Grassroot Institute Save Our Kakaako Interview
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:23 PM :: 4808 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

Keli'i Akina interviews Ron Iwami and Tom Iwai....

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Thursday, November 27, 2014
Bridge Aina Lea: Supreme Court Smacks Down LUC
By Robert Thomas @ 1:03 PM :: 5779 Views :: Development, Land Use

...the State Land Use Commission wrongfully amended the land use boundaries from "urban" back to to "agriculture" after $20M of construction was complete....

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
HCDA Issues RFP for Kakaako Micro Units
By News Release @ 9:09 PM :: 4857 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

...generally are around 300 square feet and occupied by no more than two persons....

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Sunday, November 23, 2014
Supreme Court Blocks Friends of Makakilo Appeal vs DR Horton
By Robert Thomas @ 3:29 PM :: 5558 Views :: Development, Land Use

...The Hawaii Supreme Court has issued a unanimous opinion in Friends of Makakilo v. D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes, LLC....

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Monday, November 17, 2014
Abercrombie's HCDA to Vote on Last Minute Development Deals
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 5425 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

HCDA will be having at least 3 meetings on Tuesday, November 25th….just 6 days before the Ige Administration is installed....

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Friday, November 14, 2014
City to host free TOD symposium Saturday, November 22
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 4650 Views :: Development, Rail

Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall....

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Friday, November 7, 2014
Waipahu Rail Development -- Zoning Meeting
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 4934 Views :: Development, Rail

The meeting is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 13, in the Waipahu Intermediate School Cafeteria....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Your Ballot Explained: Issuing New Bonds
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:33 PM :: 5485 Views :: Agriculture, Development, Hawaii State Government

When Election Day comes, voters never seem to get a chance to reduce government spending....

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Sunday, November 2, 2014
Kanaiolowalu: Broken Trust on Steroids
By Andrew Walden @ 10:43 PM :: 8378 Views :: Akaka Bill, Development, Land Use, OHA

PLDC and Kakaako Makai were just a warmup exercise....

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Saturday, November 1, 2014
VIDEO: Galuteria Talks Up Casinos for Hawaii Tribal Reservation
By Video @ 6:11 AM :: 9381 Views :: Akaka Bill, Development, Gambling, OHA, Tourism

To Galuteria, gambling on Native American land offers "a lot of great models" that "the Hawaiians can follow" ....

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Monday, October 27, 2014
Open Letter to Gubernatorial Candidates from Kaka'ako Coalition
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 5219 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

...to seek resignations from the present department head members on HCDA’s board....

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Monday, October 20, 2014
Caldwell Town Halls to discuss Islandwide Housing Strategy
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 6026 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Homelessness
Three meetings to be held to discuss Islandwide Housing Strategy
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Sunday, October 12, 2014
Kakaako Developer Rushes Approval Before Abercrombie Appointees Exit HCDA
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 4351 Views :: Development

The approval meeting is currently scheduled for December 3, after the expiration of the term of the current board on December 1....

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Sunday, September 28, 2014
Galuteria Pushed Kakaako Makai Bill While on Payroll of OHA Trustee
By Andrew Walden @ 10:04 PM :: 10482 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

...Galuteria landed a lucrative position as "Director, Community and Civic Engagement" with the Pelatron Center for Economic Development headed by OHA Trustee Robert K. Lindsey, Jr....

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Senators Ask for Hearings on DoH Proposed Cesspool Ban
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 6199 Views :: Environment, Development, Cost of Living

...The changes will affect more than 77,000 homeowners on the neighbor islands and 11,000 on Oahu....

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Panos: Hoopili Traffic Assessments Untruthful
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:47 AM :: 6233 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

...Hoopili’s traffic impact will be immense with or without rail....

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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Brickwood Galuteria: Tool of Special Interests
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 5324 Views :: Development, Politicians

...Galuteria pushed legislation helping large developers at the community’s expense while doing little to advance affordable housing....

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Hughes Corp. Fails to Wheedle Out of Affordable Housing Requirement
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 4647 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

The housing requirement is a promise Hughes made in order to gain approval for its massive, 22-tower Kaka’ako luxury high-rise condominium development....

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
City to Discuss Ala Moana TOD Plan
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 4953 Views :: Development, Rail

...6 p.m., August 27, in the Washington Middle School Cafeteria....

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