POSTED: 03:18 p.m. HST, Jun 08, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 08:59 p.m. HST, Jun 08, 2012
The state Land Use Commission voted 8-1 in favor of the project.
The Sierra Club's Hawaii chapter, community group Friends of Makakilo, state Sen. Clayton Hee and others had opposed the project, saying it would take away some of the best agricultural land on the island and add to the congestion on the H-1 freeway.
The master plan for the community includes 3 million square feet of commercial space, five schools and 159 acres of commercial farms.