Developer Castle & Cooke will be allowed to move forward with building Koa Ridge in central Oahu.
The City Council considers a development moratorium that would postpone a project in Moanalua, while another in Chinatown has been delayed for months and still faces obstacles.
The Hawaii land agency doesn’t have any way to hold developers to their promises once a project is well underway.
Foreign investors were responsible for just 4 percent of home sales statewide since 2008.
Emails show city officials held private meetings with Haseko Development to strategize a controversial zone change and even helped prepare testimony to the Planning Commission.
But there’s hope around planned rail stations where the city administration wants to concentrate growth.
Kirk Caldwell faces a tough crowd at a Building Industry Association conference. The opposition is delaying the rollout of his inclusionary zoning proposal.
Real estate analysts and experts contend we could make great strides toward producing the housing we need by losing some of our regulations.
Honolulu officials shouldn’t have exempted Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts from a coastal height setback requirement, justices decide.
An amendment to make the city denser and more walkable around planned rail stations might also increase the number of sidewalk cafes.
The project is already getting pushback from neighbors, KITV reports.
Honolulu City Council Chair Ernie Martin introduced Bill 53, which passed first reading Wednesday.
Homelessness is a growing problem in the Aloha State.
The Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant will help the agency build and renovate affordable homes and subsidize housing.