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Who’s Buying Hawaii Homes? On Maui, It’s Mostly Out-Of-Staters DBEDT

Who’s Buying Hawaii Homes? On Maui, It’s Mostly Out-Of-Staters

Foreign investors were responsible for just 4 percent of home sales statewide since 2008.
Are Honolulu Planning Officials Too Cozy With This Developer? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Are Honolulu Planning Officials Too Cozy With This Developer?

Emails show city officials held private meetings with Haseko Development to strategize a controversial zone change and even helped prepare testimony to the Planning Commission.
How Crappy Sewers Make It Hard To Build Housing In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Crappy Sewers Make It Hard To Build Housing In Honolulu

But there's hope around planned rail stations where the city administration wants to concentrate growth.
Mayor Asks Developers: What’ll It Take To Build Affordable Housing? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mayor Asks Developers: What’ll It Take To Build Affordable Housing?

Kirk Caldwell faces a tough crowd at a Building Industry Association conference. The opposition is delaying the rollout of his inclusionary zoning proposal.
Living Hawaii: So You Say You Want To End The Housing Crisis? D.R. Horton's Schuler Division

Living Hawaii: So You Say You Want To End The Housing Crisis?

Real estate analysts and experts contend we could make great strides toward producing the housing we need by losing some of our regulations.
Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Against Waikiki Hotel’s Shoreline Exemption Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Against Waikiki Hotel’s Shoreline Exemption

Honolulu officials shouldn't have exempted Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts from a coastal height setback requirement, justices decide.
A ‘No-Brainer’: Honolulu Streets Should Be for the People, Not the Cars Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A ‘No-Brainer’: Honolulu Streets Should Be for the People, Not the Cars

An amendment to make the city denser and more walkable around planned rail stations might also increase the number of sidewalk cafes.
Dillingham Ranch Wants to Build 91 Homes on North Shore Ag Land CORYLUM

Dillingham Ranch Wants to Build 91 Homes on North Shore Ag Land

The project is already getting pushback from neighbors, KITV reports.
Councilman Martin Resurrects Proposal That Allows Homes in Malaekahana Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Councilman Martin Resurrects Proposal That Allows Homes in Malaekahana

UPDATED: The City Council chair has issued a statement saying the move is procedural and that ultimately Malaekahana will not be in the urban area, but supporters of more housing are still encouraged.
Hawaii Supreme Court Weighs Preserving Hoopili Farmland Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Hawaii Supreme Court Weighs Preserving Hoopili Farmland

Justices hear oral arguments on a challenge to plans for a massive housing development that would displace prime agricultural land in southwest Oahu.