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A Microcosm Of Hawaii Land Use Law

Hanelei Bay, Kauai (photo by Malia Zimmerman)

BY ROBERT THOMAS - If you need another reminder of what land use and zoning law looks like on Kauai in practice (and, in turn, in Hawaii generally), see this article, Hanalei vs. Hanalei in The Garden Island newspaper. It's about aproposal to develop a new resort that (not surprisingly) is "meeting staunch opposition from a rapidly growing group of people."

The developer side has its own view, touting the proposed resort as "the most environmentally and culturally responsible visitor-oriented project ever to be proposed in the state." The story reports that one of the project's backers is "billionaire and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar," so that could make this a very interesting development instead of the usual enviros vs developer scenario, since Omidyar, according to at least one of the project's opponents "has the right mind," and "right heart" to donate at least part of the land to preserve a viewplane.

The situation is shaping up as a microcosm of the development process in Hawaii, and the article is well worth a read.

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