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Supreme Court Affirms 3,500-Home Development On Farmland

Developer Castle & Cooke will be allowed to move forward with building Koa Ridge in central Oahu.

Neighborhood Concerns Face Off Against Honolulu’s Need For Affordable Housing

The City Council considers a development moratorium that would postpone a project in Moanalua, while another in Chinatown has been delayed for months and still faces obstacles.

Bill To Give Land Use Commission More Power Dies In House

The Hawaii land agency doesn’t have any way to hold developers to their promises once a project is well underway.

Bills May Bolster Land Use Commission

But both could die if Rep. Karl Rhoads doesn’t hold a hearing for them this week.

Hoopili Upheld By Hawaii’s High Court

Developer D.R. Horton can now move forward on the 11,750-home project in East Kapolei.

Who’s Buying Hawaii Homes? On Maui, It’s Mostly Out-Of-Staters

Foreign investors were responsible for just 4 percent of home sales statewide since 2008.

Are Honolulu Planning Officials Too Cozy With This Developer?

Emails show city officials held private meetings with Haseko Development to strategize a controversial zone change and even helped prepare testimony to the Planning Commission.

How Crappy Sewers Make It Hard To Build Housing In Honolulu

But there’s hope around planned rail stations where the city administration wants to concentrate growth.

Mayor Asks Developers: What’ll It Take To Build Affordable Housing?

Kirk Caldwell faces a tough crowd at a Building Industry Association conference. The opposition is delaying the rollout of his inclusionary zoning proposal.

Living Hawaii: So You Say You Want To End The Housing Crisis?

Real estate analysts and experts contend we could make great strides toward producing the housing we need by losing some of our regulations.

In Car-Free Paris, Lessons for Honolulu

The Guardian reports on what happened when Parisians walked, biked or relied on public transit for a day.

Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Against Waikiki Hotel’s Shoreline Exemption

Honolulu officials shouldn’t have exempted Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts from a coastal height setback requirement, justices decide.

A ‘No-Brainer’: Honolulu Streets Should Be for the People, Not the Cars

A ‘No-Brainer’: Honolulu Streets Should Be for the People, Not the Cars

An amendment to make the city denser and more walkable around planned rail stations might also increase the number of sidewalk cafes.

Dillingham Ranch Wants to Build 91 Homes on North Shore Ag Land

The project is already getting pushback from neighbors, KITV reports.

City Council Removes Malaekahana Homes from Development Plan

Honolulu City Council Chair Ernie Martin introduced Bill 53, which passed first reading Wednesday.