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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.

September 2016

Friday, September 16

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

November 2015

Monday, November 30

Are Honolulu Planning Officials Too Cozy With This Developer?

September 2015

Wednesday, September 23

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

May 2015

Wednesday, May 27

Is Kapolei a Mistake?

March 2015

Tuesday, March 10

Denby Fawcett: Making It Easier to Build in Rural Oahu

Thursday, March 5

Honolulu City Council Panel Says No to 875 Homes in Malaekahana

February 2012

Thursday, February 16

Why Did Council Overrule Waianae Residents and Council Member?

December 2011

Thursday, December 29

2012: Year of Honolulu Community Planning

November 2011

Monday, November 28

Urban Planning, Architecture Books Atop Hawaii Governor’s Desk

October 2011

Tuesday, October 18

When Leases End, Lessors Could Gain From Rail

September 2011

Thursday, September 29

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

August 2011

Thursday, August 25

Planning Panel Split Over Honolulu Vacation Rentals

July 2011

Thursday, July 21

Most Oahu Parcels Within Two Miles of Rail Station

Friday, July 8

City Starts Work on Commitment to the Future

Thursday, July 7

In the Shadow of the Train, Landowners Stand to Gain

June 2011

Thursday, June 2

Laie Hotel Advances, But Flooding Still A Concern

May 2011

Monday, May 9

Waikiki Beach Is Shrinking, But Hotel Tower Is Rising

Monday, May 2

Waikiki Hotel Plan Caught In Honolulu’s Tangled Web

March 2011

Wednesday, March 16

Planning for Disaster on Big Island of Hawaii

January 2011

Wednesday, January 12

City to Contact Property Owner About Short-Term Obama Rental

Tuesday, January 11

North Shore Plan Earns National Recognition

Wednesday, January 5

Obama’s Winter White House an Illegal Rental

December 2010

Wednesday, December 15

Billionaire With Rundown Kahala Homes Wants Private Museum

Wednesday, December 8

It’s Blue vs. Green in Battle Over Koolau Loa Plan

Friday, December 3

Lingle Rail Consultant: ‘Bus Is Good. Rail Is Bad.’

November 2010

Sunday, November 21

Will Green Light for Tanoue Be Green Light for Developers?

September 2010

Friday, September 3

Our Hawaiian Manhattan

July 2010

Thursday, July 15

Discussion: Honolulu Sewage Settlement

City Council Approves Massive Sewage Settlement

June 2010

Monday, June 28

UPDATE: ‘Major Breakthrough’ In Sewer Lawsuit

May 2010

Monday, May 24

UPDATE: Monday Morning Quarterbacking On The Djou Win

Saturday, May 15

Transit Plan Out of City Hands

Thursday, May 13

Discussion: Honolulu Rail

Tuesday, May 11

UPDATE: Sewage Spill Contaminates Palolo Stream to Magic Island

Friday, May 7

UPDATE: Would you throw out trash if you had to pay by the bag?

April 2010

Saturday, April 24

Don’t Forget TheBus

Los Angeles Rail — A mayor’s support

Honolulu Planning