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No light show at Kakaako park


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 23, 2013

~~<p>When the hilly meadows of the Kakaako Waterfront Park were opened in 1992 in place of a city landfill that had been closed to the public, they became a tranquil site for families and visitors. Now, seeking revenue, the Hawaii Community Development Authority is considering a proposal to commercialize a third of the public park, a proposal that would bring this special venue of paradise to a sad halt. The plan should be rejected.</p>
<p>&quot;If you go down to the park now, what you have is a passive park with limited usage,&quot; HCDA executive director Anthony Ching has said. &quot;It's popular, it's becoming more popular, but is it a destination point? The answer is no, not yet.&quot;</p>
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When the hilly meadows of the Kakaako Waterfront Park were opened in 1992 in place of a city landfill that had been closed to the public, they became a tranquil site for families and visitors. Now, seeking revenue, the Hawaii Community Development Authority is considering a proposal to commercialize a third of the public park, a proposal that would bring this special venue of paradise to a sad halt. The plan should be rejected.

"If you go down to the park now, what you have is a passive park with limited usage," HCDA executive director Anthony Ching has said. "It's popular, it's becoming more popular, but is it a destination point? The answer is no, not yet." Login for more...



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