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Bill proposes trading land at rail station for acreage held by Dole

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 20, 2014

~~<p>In a creative land swap, the state would trade about 925 acres near the planned East Kapo&shy;lei rail station to Castle &amp; Cooke for redevelopment in return for some 20,000 acres of Dole Food Co. land between Wahiawa and the North Shore that would be preserved for agriculture and conservation.</p>
<p>State Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz, who is proposing the land exchange, contends it would help achieve the transit-oriented development necessary for the success of the Hono&shy;lulu rail project and advance the state&rsquo;s interest in protecting agriculture and open space from urban encroachment.</p>
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In a creative land swap, the state would trade about 925 acres near the planned East Kapo­lei rail station to Castle & Cooke for redevelopment in return for some 20,000 acres of Dole Food Co. land between Wahiawa and the North Shore that would be preserved for agriculture and conservation.

State Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz, who is proposing the land exchange, contends it would help achieve the transit-oriented development necessary for the success of the Hono­lulu rail project and advance the state’s interest in protecting agriculture and open space from urban encroachment. Login for more...



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