Public Land Development Corporation

The Public Land Development Corporation was a state entity created by the Legislature in 2011 to develop state lands and generate revenues for the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Through creating public-private partnerships, the corporation's founders envisioned attracting private companies as joint partners in the development of recreational and leisure centers.

But strong negative public reaction to the agency's ability to bypass county permitting and zoning laws prompted lawmakers in the 2013 session to pass a bill repealing the PLDC. Gov. Neil Abercrombie made the repeal official, signing the measure into law on April 22, 2013.

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