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Resolution To Acquire Maui Monster House Passes Committee Courtesy: Napili Bay Community Association

Resolution To Acquire Maui Monster House Passes Committee

The eminent domain resolution now moves to the full County Council for consideration at its July 15 meeting.

Audit Turns Up Problems at Maui County Zoning Division Courtesy: Napili Bay Community Association

Audit Turns Up Problems at Maui County Zoning Division

Employees lack confidence in planning director Michele McLean whom they see as “heavily politicized and unconcerned with staff welfare or input.”

This Group Is Trying To Make Sense Of Hawaii’s Regulatory Landscape Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

This Group Is Trying To Make Sense Of Hawaii’s Regulatory Landscape

The Hawaii Zoning Atlas aims to decode complicated zoning jargon for the public to use.

Endangered Blind Spiders And Ancient Burials Spur Angst Over Luxury Condo Project Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2022

Endangered Blind Spiders And Ancient Burials Spur Angst Over Luxury Condo Project

No one knows for certain what lies underground at a vacant parcel that’s being developed on Kauai.

The Debate Over This Maui Housing Project Is Still Going Strong 35 Years Later Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

The Debate Over This Maui Housing Project Is Still Going Strong 35 Years Later

Critics point to decades of broken promises by developers, who say those in opposition will do anything to delay. Now it’s up to the planning commission to decide.

How Fast Can Government Agencies Turn The Legislature’s $1 Billion Into New Housing? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How Fast Can Government Agencies Turn The Legislature’s $1 Billion Into New Housing?

Lawmakers just appropriated approximately $1 billion to help build homes for residents. Now it’s up to the executive branch to make things happen.

Kamehameha Schools Wants To Build A Culturally Sensitive Boutique Resort On The Big Island Kamehameha Schools/2022

Kamehameha Schools Wants To Build A Culturally Sensitive Boutique Resort On The Big Island

Members of the public are concerned about increased traffic and tourist pressure on Keauhou Bay as well as the proposed removal of a popular beach volleyball court.

How Honolulu’s Push For More Housing Sparks Opposition From Rival Interests Cassie Ordonio/Civil Beat/2022

How Honolulu’s Push For More Housing Sparks Opposition From Rival Interests

Housing is an abstract goal, but the concrete reality usually sparks opposition from advocates for farmland or the environment or those simply worried about urban woes.

The ‘Lost Tower’: Why Howard Hughes Has A Love-Hate Relationship With Rail

The ‘Lost Tower’: Why Howard Hughes Has A Love-Hate Relationship With Rail

The city has spent several years and millions of dollars fighting the developer in court over land for rail. Now, the transit system might not reach the Hughes Kakaako properties.

How Hawaii’s Land-Use Regulations Are Helping Drive Up Housing Prices Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat/2022

How Hawaii’s Land-Use Regulations Are Helping Drive Up Housing Prices

A UHERO report quantifies what homebuilders have long said: Hawaii’s robust land-use regulations contribute to housing costs.