On August 15, the Honolulu City Council brought the long-delayed revision to the Ko`olau Loa Sustainable Communities Plan closer to final adoption, and a major landowner in La`ie closer to being allowed to build hundreds of new homes.
The council voted 6-3 that day to approve amendments proposed by council member Ikaika Anderson to a bill he introduced last year. That original bill, Bill 1, deleted all language in the plan update, inserted by the city’s Department of Planning and Permitting, allowing for urban development in Malaekahana, an undeveloped, rural expanse situated between La`ie . . .
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