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Is Ala Moana The New Kakaako? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Ala Moana The New Kakaako?

A lot of new developments are planned for the neighborhood, making some residents worry about whether they’ll be priced out.

Kaimuki: Sprucing Up A Business District That ‘Totally Depends On Local’ Annebelle Lejeune/Civil Beat

Kaimuki: Sprucing Up A Business District That ‘Totally Depends On Local’

Merchants in this east Honolulu community figure if they want to make the neighborhood more attractive, they’ll have to do it themselves.

Will Kalihi Redevelopment Push Out Current Residents And Businesses? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Kalihi Redevelopment Push Out Current Residents And Businesses?

A state “vision report” says “Mom and Pop stores would thrive and gentrification would be mitigated.” It just doesn’t say how.

As Some Oahu Cemeteries Run Out Of Space, City OKs Expansion Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

As Some Oahu Cemeteries Run Out Of Space, City OKs Expansion

UPDATED 8/10/2017: Honolulu Council members vote to allow Kaneohe’s Hawaiian Memorial Park to grow by 28 acres.

Who Will Step Up To Save The ‘Stairway To Heaven’? Flickr

Who Will Step Up To Save The ‘Stairway To Heaven’?

So far no agency is willing to take on responsibility for the Haiku Stairs, a legendary hiking destination, from the Board of Water Supply.

Oahu Valleys Are Prone To Landslides — And The Lawsuits That Follow Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Valleys Are Prone To Landslides — And The Lawsuits That Follow

A legal battle over a landslide and sewer line break in the Nuuanu Valley is one example of the unstable ground many people live on.

Developer Wants To Convert Farmland To Housing In Haleiwa Anthony Quintano/ Civil Beat

Developer Wants To Convert Farmland To Housing In Haleiwa

He calls it “working class housing.” Opponents decry more traffic congestion and the loss of agricultural space.

New Honolulu Housing Aims To Help Artists ArtSpace

New Honolulu Housing Aims To Help Artists

A publicly funded affordable housing complex in Kakaako will offer low-cost units to artists.

Residents Try To Imagine Kalihi Without Its 100-Year-Old Jail Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Residents Try To Imagine Kalihi Without Its 100-Year-Old Jail

With rail on the horizon, Kalihi community leaders say the Oahu Community Correctional Center needs to go. If gone, what will fill the 16-acre space?
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.
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.
Is Kapolei a Mistake? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Kapolei a Mistake?

Oahu's "Second City" doesn't meet the generally accepted elements of "smart growth" and even city officials are putting more emphasis on development along the Honolulu rail line.

November 2017

Wednesday, November 8

Is Ala Moana The New Kakaako?

September 2017

Monday, September 25

Kaimuki: Sprucing Up A Business District That ‘Totally Depends On Local’

Tuesday, September 5

Will Kalihi Redevelopment Push Out Current Residents And Businesses?

August 2017

Wednesday, August 9

As Some Oahu Cemeteries Run Out Of Space, City OKs Expansion

Who Will Step Up To Save The ‘Stairway To Heaven’?

July 2017

Wednesday, July 12

Oahu Valleys Are Prone To Landslides — And The Lawsuits That Follow

June 2017

Monday, June 5

Developer Wants To Convert Farmland To Housing In Haleiwa

March 2017

Monday, March 6

New Honolulu Housing Aims To Help Artists

September 2016

Friday, September 16

Residents Try To Imagine Kalihi Without Its 100-Year-Old Jail

November 2015

Monday, November 30

Are Honolulu Planning Officials Too Cozy With This Developer?

September 2015

Wednesday, September 23

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

May 2015

Wednesday, May 27

Is Kapolei a Mistake?

March 2015

Tuesday, March 10

Denby Fawcett: Making It Easier to Build in Rural Oahu

Thursday, March 5

Honolulu City Council Panel Says No to 875 Homes in Malaekahana

February 2012

Thursday, February 16

Why Did Council Overrule Waianae Residents and Council Member?

December 2011

Thursday, December 29

2012: Year of Honolulu Community Planning

November 2011

Monday, November 28

Urban Planning, Architecture Books Atop Hawaii Governor’s Desk

October 2011

Tuesday, October 18

When Leases End, Lessors Could Gain From Rail

September 2011

Thursday, September 29

Station To Station: East Kapolei, UH West Oahu and Hoopili

August 2011

Thursday, August 25

Planning Panel Split Over Honolulu Vacation Rentals

July 2011

Thursday, July 21

Most Oahu Parcels Within Two Miles of Rail Station

Friday, July 8

City Starts Work on Commitment to the Future

Thursday, July 7

In the Shadow of the Train, Landowners Stand to Gain

June 2011

Thursday, June 2

Laie Hotel Advances, But Flooding Still A Concern

May 2011

Monday, May 9

Waikiki Beach Is Shrinking, But Hotel Tower Is Rising

Monday, May 2

Waikiki Hotel Plan Caught In Honolulu’s Tangled Web

March 2011

Wednesday, March 16

Planning for Disaster on Big Island of Hawaii

January 2011

Wednesday, January 12

City to Contact Property Owner About Short-Term Obama Rental

Tuesday, January 11

North Shore Plan Earns National Recognition

Wednesday, January 5

Obama’s Winter White House an Illegal Rental

December 2010

Wednesday, December 15

Billionaire With Rundown Kahala Homes Wants Private Museum

Wednesday, December 8

It’s Blue vs. Green in Battle Over Koolau Loa Plan

Friday, December 3

Lingle Rail Consultant: ‘Bus Is Good. Rail Is Bad.’

November 2010

Sunday, November 21

Will Green Light for Tanoue Be Green Light for Developers?

September 2010

Friday, September 3

Our Hawaiian Manhattan

July 2010

Thursday, July 15

Discussion: Honolulu Sewage Settlement

City Council Approves Massive Sewage Settlement

June 2010

Monday, June 28

UPDATE: ‘Major Breakthrough’ In Sewer Lawsuit

May 2010

Monday, May 24

UPDATE: Monday Morning Quarterbacking On The Djou Win

Saturday, May 15

Transit Plan Out of City Hands

Thursday, May 13

Discussion: Honolulu Rail

Tuesday, May 11

UPDATE: Sewage Spill Contaminates Palolo Stream to Magic Island

Friday, May 7

UPDATE: Would you throw out trash if you had to pay by the bag?

April 2010

Saturday, April 24

Don’t Forget TheBus

Los Angeles Rail — A mayor’s support

Honolulu Planning