The Honolulu City Council voted Wednesday to advance a draft development plan for the North Shore that doesn’t include any new homes in Malaekahana.
Chair Ernie Martin introduced Bill 53, which passed first reading. The original version of the bill describes focusing future growth in Malaekahana but the Council voted unanimously to pass an amendment to remove that aspect of the plan.
Before voting on the measure, Councilman Ikaika Anderson said Bill 53 was introduced to replace Bill 47, the Koolauloa Sustainable Communities Plan, which expired this year.
“The introduction of Bill 53 really was just a procedural matter so that the discussion on the Koolauloa Sustainable Communities plan could continue,” Anderson said before voting on the bill.