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Friday, April 22, 2016
What is Hurting Hawaii’s Investment Climate?
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:13 PM :: 4404 Views :: Development, Small Business, Cost of Living

“The main reason is a very cumbersome permitting process, in a way that prevents people from building housing quickly and at a low cost…."

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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Haseko Bills before Honolulu Council
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:43 PM :: 3319 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

Bill 62, Bill 63 and Resolution 15-206 are part of a master planned lagoon concept in Ewa....

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Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Full Text: State Supreme Court Decides to allow Koa Ridge to be Built
By Andrew Walden @ 7:16 PM :: 3710 Views :: Environment, Development

The Hawaii State Supreme Court, in a 4-1 ruling this morning, has decided to allow Castle and Cooke to go ahead with its planned Koa Ridge development in Mililani....

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Monday, March 14, 2016
HR21: Development Land Swap for Great Lawn in Hawaii Kai
By Video @ 11:03 PM :: 3571 Views :: Development

House Resolution 21 proposes to use the Great Lawn in Hawaii Kai as a potential land swap for the intent of development.....

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Sunday, February 28, 2016
Bureaucracy on Maui Leading to Water Shortage
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:31 PM :: 4086 Views :: Maui County, Development
“Show Me the Water”
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Monday, February 01, 2016
The REIT Way Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:41 PM :: 3538 Views :: Development

NAREIT has launched a new website to inform Hawaii residents of the many benefits that REITs bring to their state....

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Saturday, January 23, 2016
HB326: Bad Mortgages to be Foundation for Calvin Say State Bank
By Andrew Walden @ 7:36 PM :: 4344 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government

Four years after the ‘Bank of Abercrombie’ bill was laughed out of the legislature, the push for a state-owned bank is being revived....

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Up to 72% of Council Campaign Contributions from Hoopili and Rail
By News Release @ 3:06 PM :: 4586 Views :: Ethics, Development, Rail

...another vote on Bill 23 (2015), CD1 - Relating to the Transportation Surcharge, will be required of Committee members at the Budget Committee meeting on Wednesday....

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Hoopili: Is the State Prohibited from Rezoning "Potential" Important Ag Land?
By Robert Thomas @ 4:10 AM :: 6025 Views :: Agriculture, Development, Land Use, Rail

...last week, the Hawaii Supreme Court issued a 4-1 ruling in Friends of Makakilo v. D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes, LLC....

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Supreme Court: Hoopili ‘Necessary for Urban Growth’
By Robert Thomas @ 3:44 PM :: 5518 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 :: 4739 Views :: Environment, Development, Rail

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

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Friday, December 04, 2015
Does Transit-Oriented Development Need the Transit?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:03 AM :: 3610 Views :: Development, Rail

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

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Saturday, November 07, 2015
What Does "Waikiki" Mean? - Variances, Safety Valves, And A "Hawaiian Sense Of Place"
By Robert Thomas @ 9:17 PM :: 5254 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 :: 3498 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 02, 2015
‘Smart Growth’ Drives up Housing Costs
By NCPA @ 1:14 PM :: 4595 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 :: 5287 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 :: 4949 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 :: 4397 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

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

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Thursday, September 03, 2015
Bridge Aina Lea: Federal Court Dismisses Most of Case
By Robert Thomas @ 9:09 PM :: 5270 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 :: 11999 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 :: 5886 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 08, 2015
Guess What: Hawaii Housing Is Expensive!
By Robert Thomas @ 5:25 AM :: 5089 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

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

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Sunday, April 05, 2015
The Turtle Bay Bill, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5501 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 04, 2015
DBEDT: 65,000 New Housing Units Needed in Next 10 Years
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 4050 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 :: 5940 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 :: 3517 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 :: 5846 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 06, 2015
Ige Announces HCDA Nominations
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 4463 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government

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

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Just Sign a Document and Tell us 'Go' -- Ige's DLNR Nominee on Development
By Selected News Articles @ 10:19 PM :: 3019 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 :: 3490 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 :: 4228 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 :: 4636 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 :: 4521 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 :: 5622 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 :: 4528 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 :: 8418 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 :: 5825 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 :: 3940 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 03, 2014
Caldwell Creates 'Office of Strategic Development'
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 4380 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 01, 2014
Auditor Slams State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 3491 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 :: 3532 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 :: 4346 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 :: 3664 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 :: 4121 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 :: 4299 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 :: 3445 Views :: Development, Rail

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

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Friday, November 07, 2014
Waipahu Rail Development -- Zoning Meeting
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 3678 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 04, 2014
Your Ballot Explained: Issuing New Bonds
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:33 PM :: 4078 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 02, 2014
Kanaiolowalu: Broken Trust on Steroids
By Andrew Walden @ 10:43 PM :: 6522 Views :: Akaka Bill, Development, Land Use, OHA

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

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Saturday, November 01, 2014
VIDEO: Galuteria Talks Up Casinos for Hawaii Tribal Reservation
By Video @ 6:11 AM :: 6936 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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