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HC&S Manager: No Plans To Develop Sugar Lands

HC&S Manager: No Plans To Develop Sugar Lands

Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. is in the middle of a controversial hearing process over water rights in central Maui.

UPDATE: A Long History Of Requests To Develop Farmland

A list of petitions to change land use designations from Agricultural and Conservation to Urban starts to fill in the where, when and who of 50 years of growth.
As Beaches Grow, Do Property Rights Grow With Them?

As Beaches Grow, Do Property Rights Grow With Them?

The Hawaii Supreme Court is being asked to weigh in on a state law that established public ownership of accumulated sand. Beachfront homeowners have called the law an unfair land grab.

UPDATE: State Has Shifted More Than 80,000 Acres to Urban Uses Since 1964

Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Hawaii Land Use Commission has provided documents that show how land originally placed in the agricultural and conservation districts has been urbanized in the last half-century.

Discussion: Land

Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. is in the middle of a controversial hearing process over water rights in central Maui.
Hawaii Takes Ad Hoc Approach to Preserving Farmland

Hawaii Takes Ad Hoc Approach to Preserving Farmland

A proposed community in Central Oahu is the latest example of Hawaii's case-by-case approach to development in agricultural areas that has conservationists worried about our future prospects for food and fuel self-sufficiency.