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Malaekahana housing removed from Koolauloa plan after years of debate

  • COURTESY OF HAWAIIAN LEGACY REFORESTATION INITIATIVE / 2018
                                The Council Zoning and Planning Committee voted Thursday to remove language from a document that would allow for up to 200 residential units on 50 acres on land straddling Laie and Malaekahana. A worker from Gunstock Ranch rides on the land.

    COURTESY OF HAWAIIAN LEGACY REFORESTATION INITIATIVE / 2018

    The Council Zoning and Planning Committee voted Thursday to remove language from a document that would allow for up to 200 residential units on 50 acres on land straddling Laie and Malaekahana. A worker from Gunstock Ranch rides on the land.

A divisive 14-year fight at the Honolulu City Council over proposed development in Malaekahana appears to be nearing a conclusion, with advocates for preserving agricultural lands and containing growth winning over those who consider housing a higher priority for the community. Read more

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