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Progress Edition: Growing Hawaii

Star-Advertiser 2011 special section.

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Homes fit for duty

Spreading out across the volcanic crater of Aliamanu Military Reservation is a sea of new homes with two-car garages, Corian-counter kitchens, central air conditioning, solar hot water heaters, vaulted ceilings, well-kept white-fenced yards and much happier families dwelling within them. Read more

Builders prove rail-shy

It'll be years before rail transit-oriented development becomes a reality, but the planning has already started. So far, only the wide-open East Kapolei area has the most firmed-up plans set. Plans for other, more developed areas like Waipahu and Aiea are near completion. Read more

Using past to buoy future

When recently queried about changes in Moiliili, Derek Kauanoe, the founder of the Moiliili Matters website, was quick to share before and after pictures of the three-story Rainbow Vista on South Beretania at Isenberg streets. Read more

Ward changes brewing

In November a seismic shift took place in how the 60 acres underlying Ward Centers in Kakaako will be redeveloped, as ownership of the property and development plans transferred from the operator of nearby Ala Moana Center to Howard Hughes Corp. Read more

Tourism fuels optimistic climate

Recovery in Waikiki tourism is helping to fuel the neighborhood's next development cycle and prompting some iconic Hawaii investors to consider bringing new business to the state's visitor mecca. Read more

Heiau abides high-rise

The $300 million luxury condo — Hale Ka Lae — will be built at the base of Mariners Ridge where Keahole Street meets Hawaii Kai Drive. It will have a 10-story building and a four-story building for a total of 242 units. The units are expected to sell for between $700,000 and $3.8 million. Read more

A new emerging Kailua town

Some major new developments are blowing into Kailua town as construction continues for two major new anchors: Target and Whole Foods Market. Read more

Changes proposed

Plans by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to develop land from Koolaupoko to Kawela have divided residents over the future of their picturesque corner of Windward Oahu. Read more

Aiming for evolution

Scaled-back plans for the future of Turtle Bay Resort are under development while Kamehameha Schools plans to overhaul a historic block on the opposite end of the North Shore. Read more

Mickey’s magic

Walt Disney Co.'s Aulani Resort, nearing completion at Ko Olina, already has provided a boost to the state's struggling construction industry and is poised to bring long-term economic benefits to Oahu's Leeward Coast. Read more

Ho’opili to try anew

The regulatory stage has been set — again — for a state commission to determine whether prime farmland in Ewa is a suitable site for a community with roughly as many homes as Mililani or Hawaii Kai. Read more

West Oahu plans adapt

The once fledgling city of Kapolei continues to transform the urban core of West Oahu, with a number of projects under way that will add to the myriad of restaurants and shops in the growing community. Read more

Going up mauka side

Near the entrance of Mililani Mauka on a 1.9-acre site next to a McDonald's restaurant, a gas station and convenience mart, Longs Drug Stores is well under way in building its fifth Hawaii location with a drive-through pharmacy. Read more

Farmland for homes

Building homes on farmland between Waipio and Mililani got the green light from a state commission last year, but a potential red light recently arose and could stop the estimated $2.2 billion project known as Koa Ridge. Read more

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