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Public can offer input at transit-oriented development symposium

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:03 a.m. HST, Nov 16, 2013

Mayor Kirk Caldwell, city officials and urban plannning consultants will lead a daylong symposium today on transit-oriented development in Honolulu, and efforts to make local neighborhoods more walkable and user-friendly without cars.

The event, running 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center, is free and open to the public. Residents will have a chance to offer input on how areas that will surround future rail transit stations should look. Paid parking and street parking will be available.

Those who can't attend can still offer input via online social media -- by taking photos of buildings, streets, parks and other features they'd like to see near a rail station and posting it to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #todhonoluluwishes and a caption.

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dsl wrote:
Why bother - they already gonna do what they gonna do no matter what concerns we, the public, have! I've lived here all my life and have seen the process. Democrats rule so deomcrats do as they please. Clowns!!
on November 15,2013 | 03:27PM
jusjoking wrote:
Sad to say, agreed.
on November 15,2013 | 05:34PM
mcc wrote:
Agree here. Like the phoney pre rail rail job people got when questions.were screened at the meetings.
on November 16,2013 | 07:42AM
niimi wrote:
IT is really about transient oriented development, you know, so that homeless people can hang out in the dark shadow areas cast by the seven story tall pillars that will hold up the rail.
on November 16,2013 | 01:10AM
wondermn1 wrote:
Slums and ghettos is what it will turn out to be. anyone who has heard, seen or lived next to HEAVY STEEL ON STEEL RUSTING RAIL can attest that the only people who will live near are those who can't afford to live away from the SCREACHING & VIBRATION AND CRIME THAT WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH RAIL. They say the property values will plummet as people will try top get as far away from the noise as possible. businesses will relocate and housing will be empty and covered with graffiti and the urine smell will flow through the neighborhood like flowers used to. This is the new reality caused by building the RAIL ON A FOUNDATION OF LIES,INTIMIDATION & BACKROOM DEALS. So basically these meeting will be a JOKE ON THE HAWAII TAXPAYERS. I WISH IS WASN'T TRUE BUT IT IS
on November 16,2013 | 06:50AM
Mythman wrote:
The Obamacare of public transportation - eliminate cars so elevated rail can replace them. Why? Well for the good of the public, they say. New businesses oriented to the rail will be quote unquote developed. Old businesses which were positioned to take advantage of cars and traffic will have to be cancelled, like your insurance policies, while you wait for rail to present you with new, more expensive business opportunities. It's not just Dumbocrats, it's progressive dumbocrats. Always making the Future better for you and me. After they come up with their corporate one percent plan they ask us for input. The media serves as a surrogate Minister of Propaganda for them. .
on November 16,2013 | 04:44AM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
I thought new already did this with Mufi. Are we going to get to pick the light blue or the lighter blue awning all over over again?
on November 16,2013 | 04:55AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
TOD is an "overlay" which sits on top of the Kaka'ako development plans and gives the developers the right to expand to 700' towers, super high density and a whole other level of intense development. It's "on top of" what we have already.
on November 16,2013 | 07:09AM
mikethenovice wrote:
In One Ear And Out The Other.
on November 16,2013 | 05:05AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Kirk needs some people to laugh at?
on November 16,2013 | 05:05AM
false wrote:
Ture, we gave have a big laugh when we elected him. He really thought we were a bunch of lolo's then.
on November 16,2013 | 02:18PM
mikethenovice wrote:
If input is good enough for the rail, then it should have been done the same with the same gender attention. Why is the government so selective?
on November 16,2013 | 05:07AM
hawaiinui wrote:
Come on now..."and efforts to make local neighborhoods more walkable and user-friendly without cars". Can anyone picture in their heads the people (especially the aging population, for example) of Pearl City WALKING or RIDING A BIKE to any area near their proposed TOD? I think not. And to go where? Shopping at Ala Moana? To work? To Kakaako to visit rich friends in those highrise condos? Who will carry my bags of merchandise for us? What of the mantra of "live, work and play" in our own neck of the woods? Our elected representatives are stuck on stupid and anyone going to these "symposiums" is simply making an effort in futility if they think any of the plans will change for the better. Symposium; just a waste of money and time. Just like the special session....this is posed to be all glitz and no practicality or substance because of a few that want to think for the majority. Hold on people, this "ride" will be a dozy. An expensive dozy at that.
on November 16,2013 | 06:08AM
localguy wrote:
TOD? Really? Just more buzz words for developers and our bureaucrats to skim more money from tax payers. Too late in the majority of areas to even consider.
on November 16,2013 | 06:37AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
TOD is a huge issue. It is the justification for doubling the number of condos in Kaka;ako and in Pearl City. It is the basis for massive changes in the neighborhoods. The City, HART and Mayor play down the impact and schedule these meetings with little notice so later they can claim the public could have objected. But do not misunderstand, this is a gigantic issue for development.
on November 16,2013 | 07:07AM
mcc wrote:
Another meeting to lie to the public.
on November 16,2013 | 07:46AM
wondermn1 wrote:
The worlds three ( 3) greatest lies.#1. ITS TO HELP ALLEVIATE TRAFFIC for the entire island, #2. Its to CREATE JOBS for the Hawaii locals, and last but not least----#3. ITS FOR TODS High rises along the transit lines. That why they stopped it 3 miles short of Kapolei in the middle of a SINGLE FAMILY HOME HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CALLED HOOPLILI. Then to make it worse they HIRED ANSALDO who uses bribes for public officials to get jobs- REMEMBER NESTER GARCIA and of COURSE WE DO NOT HEAR FROM MUFEEEEEE ANY MORE OR WAYNE YOSHIOKA as they fade into the sunset with possible little brown envelopes of LUV
on November 16,2013 | 08:18AM
SueH wrote:
Public input at this symposium would be about as effective as a youngster "helping daddy drive".
on November 16,2013 | 08:22AM
samidunn wrote:
Make them homeless friendly. In a week they will all smell like urine.
on November 16,2013 | 09:04AM
chariie1 wrote:
The bottom line is come help develop Oahu into an overbuilt environment with no open space this is ridiculous
on November 16,2013 | 09:12AM
Eagle156 wrote:
What is happening to our island? Do we really want it to look like the picture. It has nothing to do with relieving traffic so just shut it down already.
on November 16,2013 | 12:29PM
false wrote:
this is a joke and kirky boy knows it.
on November 16,2013 | 02:12PM
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