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Waialua Landowner Proposes 30-Home ‘Affordable’ Subdivision Courtesy of Aaron Jones

Waialua Landowner Proposes 30-Home ‘Affordable’ Subdivision

The 8-acre site is currently zoned for agricultural use. Its owner says some of the homes would be for his children.

Coming Soon To Ala Moana: Another 400-Foot Tower City and County of Honolulu

Coming Soon To Ala Moana: Another 400-Foot Tower

After it nixed its “poor door” entrance, the ProsPac Tower developer gains zoning exemptions from the City Council.

Airbnb Says No To Collecting Taxes On Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Airbnb Says No To Collecting Taxes On Rentals

State officials are worried they could end up with no new revenue if Airbnb backpedals on the collection process.

Development Lobbyist Failed To Register With Honolulu Ethics Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Development Lobbyist Failed To Register With Honolulu Ethics Commission

David Arakawa hadn’t registered to lobby at Honolulu Hale for at least five years. And then a reporter asked him about it.

How A Big Mainland Developer Learned To Thrive In Hawaii Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

How A Big Mainland Developer Learned To Thrive In Hawaii

Howard Hughes Corp. seems to stay on course as it navigates burial grounds and being in the path of rail.

Affordable Housing: This Is One Time We Should Look To The Mainland Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Affordable Housing: This Is One Time We Should Look To The Mainland

Many states require that below-market price requirements remain in place far longer than Hawaii does.

Mayor’s Affordable Housing Mandate Loses Ground Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Mayor’s Affordable Housing Mandate Loses Ground

A City Council committee agrees to incentives for developers, but hesitates to impose requirements to build affordable units.
Denby Fawcett: Saving Manoa’s Monkeypods Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Saving Manoa’s Monkeypods

More than 14,000 people have signed a petition protesting a developer's plan to cut down trees at Manoa Marketplace.  
Is This Maui Landowner Getting A Raw Deal From The State?

Is This Maui Landowner Getting A Raw Deal From The State?

A man who lost his waterfront land may have to pay the state $1 million as part of an eminent domain case.
Ala Moana High Rise Developer Removes ‘Poor Door’ From Proposal City and County of Honolulu

Ala Moana High Rise Developer Removes ‘Poor Door’ From Proposal

The plan to create separate entrances for low-income residents was opposed by affordable housing advocates.