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Denby Fawcett: Making It Easier to Build in Rural Oahu Hawaii Reserves

Denby Fawcett: Making It Easier to Build in Rural Oahu

Honolulu's planning chief is pondering the possibility of a new planning standard to allow development outside urban boundaries.
Honolulu City Council Panel Says No to 875 Homes in Malaekahana Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Panel Says No to 875 Homes in Malaekahana

The committee rejected plans for a new North Shore residential community despite strong support for housing from Laie residents.
Why Did Council Overrule Waianae Residents and Council Member?

Why Did Council Overrule Waianae Residents and Council Member?

Honolulu pols don't explain why controversial "purple spot" kept in plan.
2012: Year of Honolulu Community Planning

2012: Year of Honolulu Community Planning

City Council to update plans for Central Oahu, Waianae and more.
Urban Planning, Architecture Books Atop Hawaii Governor’s Desk

Urban Planning, Architecture Books Atop Hawaii Governor’s Desk

Abercrombie says it's his job to "lead" when it comes to urban design.
When Leases End, Lessors Could Gain From Rail

When Leases End, Lessors Could Gain From Rail

Government, Bishop Estate show up on list of underlying landowners.
Station To Station: East Kapolei, UH West Oahu and Hoopili

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

A closer look at the landowners and land uses near future transit hubs.
Planning Panel Split Over Honolulu Vacation Rentals

Planning Panel Split Over Honolulu Vacation Rentals

Updated Proposal to deter illegal rentals still in limbo; revote set for Sept. 7.
Most Oahu Parcels Within Two Miles of Rail Station

Most Oahu Parcels Within Two Miles of Rail Station

More than half of all island properties are close enough to make regular use.
City Starts Work on Commitment to the Future

City Starts Work on Commitment to the Future

Oahu General Plan will serve as guide for next 25 years in Honolulu.
In the Shadow of the Train, Landowners Stand to Gain

In the Shadow of the Train, Landowners Stand to Gain

UPDATED Two developers, government control land near rail route.
Laie Hotel Advances, But Flooding Still A Concern

Laie Hotel Advances, But Flooding Still A Concern

Developer makes small gains as Honolulu City Council heads to Koolau Loa to engage community.
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