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.
UPDATED: The City Council chair has issued a statement saying the move is procedural and that ultimately Malaekahana will not be in the urban area, but supporters of more housing are still encouraged.
The number of condos sold hasn’t been this high since June 2007.
Justices hear oral arguments on a challenge to plans for a massive housing development that would displace prime agricultural land in southwest Oahu.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is working on an islandwide strategy to require all major developments to set aside a certain amount of affordable housing, a policy also known as inclusionary zoning.
The nature of key development projects on West Oahu may mean the area loses its unique rural appeal.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is still honing his strategy, and the City Council hasn’t exactly raced to support his proposals.
The company is allowed to appeal the decision next month.
Honolulu once allowed 40-story buildings just about anywhere on the island. Without changes, we might have also had highways on the reef and artificial island parks.
The public has until May 31 to comment on the state Office of Planning’s new analysis.
The hotly debated project would provide 11,750 homes in Honolulu at the cost of 1,289 acres of farmland.