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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.

Waialua Residents Want The Lights Back On At Their District Park Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Waialua Residents Want The Lights Back On At Their District Park

Swim team members are among the North Shore residents inconvenienced since the old lights were removed  in 2016.

Honolulu Businesses Hurt By Rail May Finally Get Help Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Businesses Hurt By Rail May Finally Get Help

City Councilman Joey Manahan’s bill would set up a system to distribute money previously set aside to assist affected businesses.

City Stuck With Abandoned Cars Registered To Service Members Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

City Stuck With Abandoned Cars Registered To Service Members

Honolulu has been storing them in golf course parking lots because federal law prohibits them from being auctioned off.
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.
Honolulu Must Help Businesses Hurt By Rail Construction Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Must Help Businesses Hurt By Rail Construction

The City Council’s aborted attempts can’t be the end of this, because many more businesses are about to be affected.

Why Isn’t Honolulu Helping Businesses Hurt By Rail Construction? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Why Isn’t Honolulu Helping Businesses Hurt By Rail Construction?

The City Council passed two measures to aid businesses along the rail line but never provided any money.

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.

One Ala Moana Condo Development Approved And Another In The Pipeline Natanya Friedheim / Civil Beat

One Ala Moana Condo Development Approved And Another In The Pipeline

Developer Jay Fang wins approval for his 26-story tower despite some rocky moments at Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

Proposed High Rise With ‘Poor Door’ Stalls At City Council Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Proposed High Rise With ‘Poor Door’ Stalls At City Council

Councilwoman Kymberly Pine said the developer needs to address concerns about a planned separate entrance to the lower-cost rental units.

Councilman Wants A Piece Of The Action In Picking Police Commissioners Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Councilman Wants A Piece Of The Action In Picking Police Commissioners

Ikaika Anderson seeks to change the selection process for the Honolulu police and fire commissions, whose members are now mayoral appointees.

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