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Opportunities for growth

With Oahu’s population expected to reach 1.12 million in 20 years, planners analyze the growth hubs

By Lee Catterall

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 18, 2012

~~<p>For an Oahu agency charged with predicting population growth around the island &mdash; how much and where it'll be &mdash; fruition of the rail transit project has been the key predictor.</p>
<p>Still, the massive 20-mile transportation system is not the only factor. Along with housing and other development near the track route, large-scale housing projects such as Ho&lsquo;opili in Ewa and Koa Ridge in Central Oahu are included in projections by the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OMPO).</p>
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For an Oahu agency charged with predicting population growth around the island — how much and where it'll be — fruition of the rail transit project has been the key predictor.

Still, the massive 20-mile transportation system is not the only factor. Along with housing and other development near the track route, large-scale housing projects such as Ho‘opili in Ewa and Koa Ridge in Central Oahu are included in projections by the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OMPO). Login for more...



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