comscore Legislature readies passage of Hilo redevelopment bill | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Legislature readies passage of Hilo redevelopment bill

  • DENNIS ODA / 2016

    A ship moved through Hilo Harbor, part of the Hilo community economic district.

HILO >> A proposal that would create a redevelopment district for Hilo is headed for a vote in the state House and Senate.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports the “Hilo community economic district,” under the pilot program, would include the Kanoelehua Industrial Area as far inland as Makaala Street, the Waiakea Peninsula, Wailoa River State Recreation Area, the bayfront ball fields and along Kalanianaole Avenue to Hilo Harbor.

The measure would allow tenants within the district to extend their leases for up to 40 years if they make substantial improvements.

Democratic Sen. Kai Kahele, who sponsored the bill, calls it a “home run for Hilo.”

Kahele says the bill is going to “incentivize current lessees and future lessees and start to revitalize and rehabilitate what you see today.”

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments (2)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Scroll Up