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HCDA need to find balance


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 16, 2014

~~<p>When the Legislature created the Hawaii Community Development Authority in 1976, leaders agreed that the redevelopment of an urban district with aging buildings and infrastructure deserved the focus of a separate agency. That's still the most rational approach to the renewal of Kakaako.</p>
<p>As recently as three years ago, when the HCDA adopted the master plan governing the mauka acreage buildout, the subject of Kakaako redevelopment was still being discussed in general, theoretical terms. The document opens with the assertion that the agency's vision for the area is as &quot;the most sustainable, livable urban community in the state, a place where people can work, live, visit, learn and play.&quot;</p>
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When the Legislature created the Hawaii Community Development Authority in 1976, leaders agreed that the redevelopment of an urban district with aging buildings and infrastructure deserved the focus of a separate agency. That's still the most rational approach to the renewal of Kakaako.

As recently as three years ago, when the HCDA adopted the master plan governing the mauka acreage buildout, the subject of Kakaako redevelopment was still being discussed in general, theoretical terms. The document opens with the assertion that the agency's vision for the area is as "the most sustainable, livable urban community in the state, a place where people can work, live, visit, learn and play." Login for more...



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