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North Shore farmland being carved up for crop, housing use

  • MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Distant ocean views are part of what has attracted buyers for 5-acre agricultural land parcels sold within 112 acres of long fallow former sugar cane plantation fields in Waialua. A structure with a rooftop deck is on one of the parcels at Kaala Ainalani Estates.

    MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Distant ocean views are part of what has attracted buyers for 5-acre agricultural land parcels sold within 112 acres of long fallow former sugar cane plantation fields in Waialua. A structure with a rooftop deck is on one of the parcels at Kaala Ainalani Estates.

  • MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                This structure in Kaala Ainalani Estates that is equipped with a water catchment system had a Christmas tree set up on the covered lanai in December.

    MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    This structure in Kaala Ainalani Estates that is equipped with a water catchment system had a Christmas tree set up on the covered lanai in December.

  • MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                A contractor working for developer David Taogoshi was preparing part of the 112- acre Kaala Ainalani Estates site for paved roads as part of a planned farmland subdivision that also would include utilities and allow owners of 5-acre lots to each build two homes on their property as accessories to farming on the land zoned for agriculture.

    MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    A contractor working for developer David Taogoshi was preparing part of the 112- acre Kaala Ainalani Estates site for paved roads as part of a planned farmland subdivision that also would include utilities and allow owners of 5-acre lots to each build two homes on their property as accessories to farming on the land zoned for agriculture.

David Taogoshi isn’t your typical Hawaii real estate agent. The 80-year-old head of Aiea Realty Inc. oversees traditional home brokerage transactions, but is also busy with five North Shore farmland subdivision projects that make him a divisive figure. Read more

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