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Residents Try To Imagine Kalihi Without Its 100-Year-Old Jail Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Residents Try To Imagine Kalihi Without Its 100-Year-Old Jail

With rail on the horizon, Kalihi community leaders say the Oahu Community Correctional Center needs to go. If gone, what will fill the 16-acre space?
Are Honolulu Planning Officials Too Cozy With This Developer? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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.
A ‘No-Brainer’: Honolulu Streets Should Be for the People, Not the Cars Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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.
Is Kapolei a Mistake? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Kapolei a Mistake?

Oahu's "Second City" doesn't meet the generally accepted elements of "smart growth" and even city officials are putting more emphasis on development along the Honolulu rail line.
Denby Fawcett: Making It Easier to Build in Rural Oahu Hawaii Reserves

Denby Fawcett: Making It Easier to Build in Rural Oahu

Honolulu's planning chief is pondering the possibility of a new planning standard to allow development outside urban boundaries.
Honolulu City Council Panel Says No to 875 Homes in Malaekahana Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Panel Says No to 875 Homes in Malaekahana

The committee rejected plans for a new North Shore residential community despite strong support for housing from Laie residents.
Why Did Council Overrule Waianae Residents and Council Member?

Why Did Council Overrule Waianae Residents and Council Member?

Honolulu pols don't explain why controversial "purple spot" kept in plan.
2012: Year of Honolulu Community Planning

2012: Year of Honolulu Community Planning

City Council to update plans for Central Oahu, Waianae and more.
Urban Planning, Architecture Books Atop Hawaii Governor’s Desk

Urban Planning, Architecture Books Atop Hawaii Governor’s Desk

Abercrombie says it's his job to "lead" when it comes to urban design.
When Leases End, Lessors Could Gain From Rail

When Leases End, Lessors Could Gain From Rail

Government, Bishop Estate show up on list of underlying landowners.
Station To Station: East Kapolei, UH West Oahu and Hoopili

Station To Station: East Kapolei, UH West Oahu and Hoopili

A closer look at the landowners and land uses near future transit hubs.
Planning Panel Split Over Honolulu Vacation Rentals

Planning Panel Split Over Honolulu Vacation Rentals

Updated Proposal to deter illegal rentals still in limbo; revote set for Sept. 7.
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