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Keep Kawela Bay accessible to public


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 28, 2013

~~<p>The clock is ticking on negotiations to preserve Kawela Bay and other coastal areas within the Turtle Bay Resort's proposed expansion site on Oahu's North Shore. Conservationists and representatives of the developer and the state all express optimism that a win-win deal can be reached that preserves a substantial stretch of accessible, undeveloped coastline on an island with precious little of that left, while also recognizing the rights of property owners.</p>
<p>It was the threat of eminent domain that helped jump-start these talks last spring, and the specter of a forced land sale remains should the negotiations fall through. Key parties insist that progress is being made, however, and expect to have more promising details to report publicly by the end of November.</p>
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The clock is ticking on negotiations to preserve Kawela Bay and other coastal areas within the Turtle Bay Resort's proposed expansion site on Oahu's North Shore. Conservationists and representatives of the developer and the state all express optimism that a win-win deal can be reached that preserves a substantial stretch of accessible, undeveloped coastline on an island with precious little of that left, while also recognizing the rights of property owners.

It was the threat of eminent domain that helped jump-start these talks last spring, and the specter of a forced land sale remains should the negotiations fall through. Key parties insist that progress is being made, however, and expect to have more promising details to report publicly by the end of November. Login for more...



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