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City is latest entity to consider taking on Kakaako roads

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / JUNE 2015

    Waimanu Street is a private road claimed by Kakaako Land Co., which has posted reserved-parking signs and painted yellow-lined parking stalls for which it charges $100 or more a month per stall.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / JUNE 2015

    Kakaako Land Co. owns Waimanu Street and seven other streets in Kakaako. Several residents and business owners in the area testified at a hearing on Tuesday, arguing that potholes and reserved-parking stalls create hazards that justify the city taking ownership of the roads. A view of reserved parking stalls fronting the Pacifica Honolulu condominium on Waimanu Street in Kakaako.

Eight privately owned streets in Kakaako that have been a source of community consternation could become city property under a proposal to condemn them following difficulties with a recently passed law that was supposed to give ownership of them to the state. Read more

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