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Ho’opili opponents gear up offensive

    The master plan for the community proposed by developer D.R. Horton on 1,554 acres in Ewa includes 11,750 homes, 3 million square feet of commercial space, five schools and 159 acres of commercial farms.
    1Larry Jefts Farms is the second-largest farm tenant on the Ho‘opili site, leasing about 175 acres, some of which is used to grow seed corn. The company, which also does business as Sugarland Farms, said it leased the property from former owner Campbell Estate in 1994 with the expectation to be there no more than 10 years. “We have viewed our time on the land since 2005 as gravy, an unexpected extension,” Larry Jefts said in a June letter to the state Land Use Commission.
    20090828-09 CTY HOOPILI The State Land Use Commission heard testimony on the request to reclassify 1,500 acres of land in Ewa for a 29-thousand home housing subdivision, Ho''opili, planned and develped by D.R. Horton, Schuler Division. During testimony, outside of the State Office Tower on Beretania St., (l-r) Glenn Oamildan, Corrian Moefu and Lenell Campbell held signs that were against the project. PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA. AUG. 28, 2009.
    4This site is proposed for a school in the Ho‘opili plan. Presently, Fat Law’s Farm grows crops including basil, taro and bittermelon on the site.
    2012 January 20_ BSN Hoopili 16_Farmlands on the Ewa plain to be developed into the master-planned community, Hoopili. Gulch #1, a gulch designated as buffer/ farm zone in development plan. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by FL Morris2012 January 20_ WDA Trunck 0_ Kristin Kini, a Mililani HS cheerleader, was clowning around posing for photos with another member of her squad prior to their basketball game against Roosevelt HS at Mililani. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by FL Morris
    3Ho‘opili's developer has agreed to let Aloun Farms keep a produce processing facility on site in an area slated to become an industrial park within the community.

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