Denby Fawcett: A Presidential Obama Center at Point Panic Is a Bad Idea

Mr. President:

If you are taking a break from your golf games and shave ice forays and happen to be reading Honolulu Civil Beat, I have an urgent plea.

Please persuade your Hawaii supporters to drop their earnest and well-intended proposal to build an Obama Presidential Center at Point Panic.

As a body surfer, you know Point Panic is a singular site loved by board and body surfers. It’s an ocean Mecca that does not need to be hemmed in by another big building. If your people must have your center at Kakaako, they should at least push it back from the shoreline.

Have feedback? Suggestions?