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Sunday, November 23, 2014
Supreme Court Blocks Friends of Makakilo Appeal vs DR Horton
By Robert Thomas @ 3:29 PM :: 5283 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 :: 5196 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 :: 4415 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 :: 4704 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 :: 5219 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 :: 8025 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 :: 8956 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 :: 4941 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 :: 5769 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 :: 4200 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 :: 10089 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 :: 5959 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 :: 5931 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 :: 5100 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 :: 4442 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 :: 4733 Views :: Development, Rail

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

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
OHA focuses new attention on developing master plan for 30 acres in Kaka'ako Makai
By News Release @ 9:18 PM :: 4170 Views :: Development, OHA

....accepting proposals for help with drawing up a master plan that sets out a vision for 30 acres in Kaka‘ako Makai over the next 20 years....

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Turtle Bay Deal Wins 2014 ‘Rusty Scalpel’ Award
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 5287 Views :: Ethics, Development, Land Use

...there was no compelling reason not to extend the session and hold public hearings on this important amended bill....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Duke Aiona Plan to Reduce Affordable Housing Shortfall 91%
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 5191 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

My plan reduces the affordable housing shortfall by 91% within seven years without raising taxes....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
TOD Plan to Bulldoze Mayor Wright Homes
By News Release @ 12:59 PM :: 4825 Views :: Development, Rail

...a Request for Qualifications seeking a master developer for the future mixed-income redevelopment of Mayor Wright Homes....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
City to hold Airport TOD Plan community workshop
By News Release @ 12:20 PM :: 4979 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

The workshop is set for Tuesday, July 22, at the Aliamanu Elementary School Cafeteria, 3265 Salt Lake Boulevard, from 5:30-7:30 p.m....

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
DBEDT: Decline of Nuclear Family Makes Kakaako Development Possible
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 4948 Views :: Family, Development

With increased numbers of unmarried couples, single parents, broken marriages, and couples who choose to delay or forgo childbirth....

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Saturday, July 5, 2014
Grassroot Institute Talking About Kakaako
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:39 AM :: 4266 Views :: Development, OHA

Grassroot President Keli’i Akina and Jay Fidell, President of ThinkTech Hawaii discuss development in Oahu, beginning with Kakaako....

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Ninth Circuit Oral Argument In Bridge Aina Lea
By Robert Thomas @ 1:57 AM :: 4972 Views :: Development, Land Use

...the State Land Use Commission wrongfully amended the land use boundaries from urban to agriculture....

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Monday, June 16, 2014
Supreme Court Briefs in Bridge Aina Lea: Takings, Reclassification, and Orders to Show Cause
By Robert Thomas @ 7:26 PM :: 5068 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

Here are the merits briefs in an important case set for argument later this month in the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Monday, June 9, 2014
9th Circuit Demands Briefing on Bridge Aina Lea Suit
By Robert Thomas @ 5:30 AM :: 7366 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Judiciary, Land Use

...several members of the State of Hawaii Land Use Commission were sued by the property owner in their individual as well as official capacities....

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Kyo-ya Case
By News Release @ 8:54 PM :: 4668 Views :: Development, Tourism

...the Hawaii Supreme Court announced it would consider the four-year legal challenge waged by a hui of environmental groups against the City and County of Honolulu....

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Ige on Kakaako: ‘Too much, too fast’
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 4764 Views :: Development, Politicians

...We need to abide, throughout Hawaii, by the environmental and cultural regulations our state has enacted....

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Aiea: More Condos, Fewer Traffic Lanes, and Toxic Waste
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 6793 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Rail

...1,500 residential units in five towers will be the city’s first catalytic Transit Oriented Development project along the rail route....

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Dangerous by Design: Hawaii Worst for Elderly Pedestrian Fatalities
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 5784 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Rail

...while older residents age 65+ comprise 13.7 percent of our population, they accounted for nearly 42 percent of pedestrian fatalities across Hawaii....

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Sunday, May 18, 2014
The Turtle Bay Gut and Replace Bill
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5675 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government

...something remarkable happened in the last days of our legislative session....

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
DBEDT: Building Permits Up 20.6%
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 5183 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...In its second quarter 2014 statistics and economic report, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) projects stable economic growth in 2014 and beyond....

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Monday, April 28, 2014
Ige Opposes Appointment of Kobayashi VP to HCDA
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 6747 Views :: Development, Small Business

Ige said he would vote against confirming Brian Tamamototo permanently to fill a small-business seat of the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA)....

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
The Kobayashi Group is not a “Small Business” as Defined by the HCDA Law
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 5209 Views :: Development, Small Business

Kobayashi Group is in partnership with the Howard Hughes Corporation to build ONE Ala Moana, the ultra-luxury condominium being built above Nordstrom’s parking in Ala Moana....

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Friday, April 25, 2014
Ige: Pay for Turtle Bay by Refinancing Hawaii Convention Center
By News Release @ 5:17 PM :: 5684 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government

"It would be an opportunity for us to within the existing resources acquire the easement." --Ige

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Friday, April 25, 2014
UPDATE: Do We Really Want Another ‘Waikiki’ in Kakaako-Makai?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:18 PM :: 6150 Views :: Development, OHA

...SB3122 conference hearing continues Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:30am in conference room 312 (State Capitol)....

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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Historic Preservation: Public Denounces Amended Drafts of SB2633 and HB1678
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 4626 Views :: Development, Hawaii History

...SB2633 SD1 HD1 and HB1678 HD1 SD1 attempt to amend the definition of “historic property” by exempting residential properties....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Abercrombie Inks Turtle Bay Plan: Give Developers $48.5M, Let them Build Two Hotels
By News Release @ 10:15 PM :: 4711 Views :: Environment, Development

Phase III is the middle portion of the property near the existing hotel where two additional hotels and amenities are planned....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
City Seeks Input on Transit-oriented Development, Affordable Housing
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 5086 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

...developing an Affordable Housing Strategy for Oahu.....

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
HCDA Restructuring Among Bills Landing on Abercrombie's Desk
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 4142 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government

HB1866 HD2 SD2 is one of a number of bills that originated in the House, was amended by the Senate, and now goes to the Governor for his review....

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Saturday, April 12, 2014
Did State cheat OHA out of $150M on Kakaako land transfer?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:17 PM :: 5052 Views :: Development, OHA

OHA’s appraisal of the land deal, done by Medusky & Co., Inc. acknowledged that residential uses of that land are not permitted....

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Friends of Kewalos Rallies as OHA Development Bill Heads to Conference Committee
By Video @ 4:51 AM :: 4121 Views :: Development, OHA

...the bill now moves into conference where selected Senate and House conferees will continue discussions....

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Monday, April 7, 2014
Why Infrastructure Projects Cost Way More Than They Should
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 11:21 PM :: 6538 Views :: National News, Development, Labor, Rail

The Atlantic Cities magazine published a condensed analysis of seven main reasons that explain why U.S infrastructure project cost more than elsewhere....

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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Rally Against OHA Kakaako Development Scheme
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 4404 Views :: Development, OHA

Capitol Rally on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 @ 11:00 am to 2:00pm....

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
HCDA ‘Small Business’ Reps: Kobayashi & Mitsunaga
By News Release @ 1:44 PM :: 6060 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...the Kobayashi Group is an investor in a hui that plans to build one or more luxury developments in Kaka’ako....

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Friday, February 14, 2014
Urban Planning for People
By NCPA @ 1:41 AM :: 4554 Views :: Development, Rail

The “Nirvana” of a transit-, walking-, and cycling-oriented metropolitan area proves to be no Nirvana at all.... 

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Drop in Median Income Affects Affordable Housing Limits
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 5575 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

HUD determined that the city’s median income for a household of four is $82,600, down from $86,300 last year....

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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Hawaii Supreme Court Eases Path to Challenge Subdivision Approvals
By Robert Thomas @ 4:35 PM :: 5821 Views :: Development, Judiciary, Land Use

HAWSCT: Triggers To Administrative Appeals Must Be Clear And Noticed....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Demographia: When Will Honolulu Urban Planners Wise Up and Follow the Chinese Communist Party Line?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:27 PM :: 5460 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use

The United States is home to some of the most counter-productive land use regulation....

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Saturday, January 4, 2014
Senate Cttes Set Informational Hearing on Turtle Bay
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 5390 Views :: Environment, Development, Land Use
  • DATE: Wednesday, January 08, 2014
  • TIME: 10:30 a.m.
  • PLACE: Conference Room 016, State Capitol
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