It’s a New Day at Turtle Bay

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There have been close to 150 community meetings during the past year about the proposed expansion of the Turtle Bay Resort.

This is in sharp contrast to the property’s previous owner – Oaktree Capital – which held none, the property’s new developers say.

Turtle Bay Resorts LLC, which took over the property last summer, has focused on a process of engagement and greater transparency with the North Shore community, where a bohemian surf culture and slow development sentiment has fought to prevail.

“I will grant the developers their transparency. They’ve been more open than other developers,” said Tim Vandeveer, of Defend Oahu Coalition, which has been a vocal critic of expansion plans.

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