State officials will decide at a hearing that starts next month if the developer’s mitigation plan adequately protects this endangered species.
Wahiawa has struggled since the collapse of the pineapple industry. But new projects, some supported by political leaders, are giving city leaders new hope.
The concept of living and working in close proximity has taken hold in Seattle and other mainland cities.
Hawaii’s challenges include divided state and county governments and no overall coordination.
While many neighbors are mounting opposition to the new proposal, the expansion has vocal support from several Native Hawaiian organizations.
The Damon Trust spans much of the island’s modern history, with roots back to the Hawaiian Kingdom.
Updated: State historic preservation officials are taking another look at what Native Hawaiians say is a historic and sacred site that was torn up to build a ball field.
Protesters returned to the site just two days after being arrested by police for blocking access to the area.
Despite a public outcry demanding Honolulu halt the project, Mayor Kirk Caldwell said the city is moving forward with it.