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Traffic must be addressed by Koa Ridge, Ho'opili plans


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 10, 2012

~~<p>In all the discussion about freeway congestion, the rail project and development plans, the impact on Leeward residents has been front and center. But key decisions last week by the state Land Use Commission should raise the profile of Central Oahu concerns in all of this, because the ordeal of commuters using the H-2 freeway corridor is now certain to become intolerable unless some serious transportation planning happens, and fast.</p>
<p>The commission reviewed two extremely consequential proposals, on Friday approving the 11,750-home Ho&lsquo;opili development, one day after clearing Castle &amp; Cooke Homes' Koa Ridge project near Mililani. The latter would bring 5,000 homes and commercial activities to what has been in agriculture for decades.</p>
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In all the discussion about freeway congestion, the rail project and development plans, the impact on Leeward residents has been front and center. But key decisions last week by the state Land Use Commission should raise the profile of Central Oahu concerns in all of this, because the ordeal of commuters using the H-2 freeway corridor is now certain to become intolerable unless some serious transportation planning happens, and fast.

The commission reviewed two extremely consequential proposals, on Friday approving the 11,750-home Ho‘opili development, one day after clearing Castle & Cooke Homes' Koa Ridge project near Mililani. The latter would bring 5,000 homes and commercial activities to what has been in agriculture for decades. Login for more...



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