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Don’t let OHA build condos on Kakaako land


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 05, 2014

~~<p>State lawmakers need to stop and do a little crystal-ball-gazing before squandering one of urban Honolulu's most prized assets: the last remaining slice of public waterfront in the city.</p>
<p>The state Office of Hawaiian Affairs is pulling out all the stops to convince the Legislature it would be doing the right thing to pass Senate Bill 3122. The measure would exempt OHA from an 8-year-old ban on residential development on the makai portion of the Kakaako district, and allow for buildings 400 feet high, up from 200.</p>
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State lawmakers need to stop and do a little crystal-ball-gazing before squandering one of urban Honolulu's most prized assets: the last remaining slice of public waterfront in the city.

The state Office of Hawaiian Affairs is pulling out all the stops to convince the Legislature it would be doing the right thing to pass Senate Bill 3122. The measure would exempt OHA from an 8-year-old ban on residential development on the makai portion of the Kakaako district, and allow for buildings 400 feet high, up from 200. Login for more...



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