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Denby Fawcett: Time To Cut Honolulu’s Monster Houses Down To Size Christine Otto Zaa

Denby Fawcett: Time To Cut Honolulu’s Monster Houses Down To Size

Members of an advisory task force are already criticizing the planning department’s regulations for not going far enough.

Big Island: Last Time Hawaii Had Lava Refugees, It Built A Ghost Town Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Last Time Hawaii Had Lava Refugees, It Built A Ghost Town

After Kalapana was devastated in the 1980s, the state laid out a new subdivision complete with utilities. But only now are a few people moving in.

More Victims Of The Kauai Flood — Tourist Vacation Rentals Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2018

More Victims Of The Kauai Flood — Tourist Vacation Rentals

Kauai County had already cracked down on hundreds of remote visitor rentals. The flood might have doomed many more.

Why This Church Breaks The Law Every Sunday Katie Boon/Civil Beat

Why This Church Breaks The Law Every Sunday

South Shore Christian Fellowship is racking up daily fines for operating in an agricultural area.

Experts: Think Twice Before Rebuilding In Kauai’s Flood Zone Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2018

Experts: Think Twice Before Rebuilding In Kauai’s Flood Zone

Kauai has historically allowed development along rivers and in coastal areas vulnerable to flooding.

Lawmakers Offer Hawaii Developers Big Tax Break To Build Apartments Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Offer Hawaii Developers Big Tax Break To Build Apartments

But critics question a proposal that would subsidize rents as high as $3,000 for a one-bedroom unit.

Nanakuli Village Center: Big Plans But Few Results So Far Kali Watson/Hawaiian Community Development Board

Nanakuli Village Center: Big Plans But Few Results So Far

After more than a decade of planning, construction could begin this month on a commercial center — or it might not.

New Molokai Ranch Plans Pitched To A Development-Wary Island PF Bentley/Civil Beat

New Molokai Ranch Plans Pitched To A Development-Wary Island

An energy company has proposed buying the 55,000 acre ranch, which has been idle since 2008, to farm organic biofuels.

Oahu’s First Trailer Park Just The Latest In New Wave Of Public Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu’s First Trailer Park Just The Latest In New Wave Of Public Housing

Since Gov. David Ige’s emergency proclamations loosened up regulations, some new-look subsidized housing is taking shape.

This Honolulu Architect Designs Low-Cost Housing, Often For Free Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Honolulu Architect Designs Low-Cost Housing, Often For Free

Russell Wozniak has become a leader of Oahu’s efforts to develop innovative solutions to the low-income housing shortage.