Mauka to Makai: It’s Open Season on land in East Honolulu

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Just when you get a grasp on how the urban growth boundary with the East Honolulu Sustainable Communities Plan (EHSCP) could work in favor to protect and preserve Paiko Ridge and the agricultural lands of Kamilo Nui Valley from development, along comes a proposal to develop mauka vacation cabins on the Makapuu-Ka Iwi stretch of Kalanianaole Highway.

Now of course this is despite the fact that in Chapter 2: The Vision for East Honolulu’s Future (P.5.2) of the East Honolulu Sustainable Communities Plan it states “one of the seven key elements of the vision are to Preserve the scenic value of the Koko Head-Makapuu view shed” — now what’s not clear about that?


And to think all it takes for those proposed vacation cabins to forever violate this pristine view shed is only one approval from the head of the Department of Planning and Permitting.

No public hearing, No City Council hearing, No E.I.S., No Traffic Study, no nothing. … That’s why this Wednesday, July 12th, the East Honolulu “Town Meeting” with the Mayor and Senator Sam Slom at 6:30 PM at Kaiser High School Cafeteria is a meeting where everyone who enjoys and values the Koko head-Makapu’u view shed, as you drive to and from Hanauma Bay to Sandy’s Beach, must attend.

”’Elizabeth Reilly & Gayle Carr are members of the Livable Hawaii Kai Hui.”’

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