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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / APRIL 22
The crackdown on unauthorized activities at Kunia Loa Ridge Farmlands follows on the heels of Honolulu Star-Advertiser stories over the past two years exposing the proliferation of unregulated construction throughout the hilly, remote site.
COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND PERMITTING
A Buddhist statue and altar were discovered recently in a structure at Kunia Loa Ridge Farmlands, an 854-acre development that is restricted to agribusiness use only. The city issued a citation — the second one in as many years for that lot — for operating a meeting facility. After the first citation was issued last year, the statute was removed, according to the city. The latest citation was one of 12 issued recently for violations within the entire project and represents a crackdown on illegal activities there.