Opposition grows in Ewa - Hawaii Edit...

Opposition grows in Ewa - Hawaii Editorials

There are 32 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Sep 2, 2009, titled Opposition grows in Ewa - Hawaii Editorials. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Plans for a development of 12,000 homes on agricultural land on the Ewa Plain have been set aside for technical reasons by the state Land Use Commission.

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Plymouth, MI

#1 Sep 2, 2009
"By a 5-3 vote, the commission found last week that the petition by D.R. Horton-Schuler Division was "deficient""

Keep saying no....

San Diego, CA

#2 Sep 2, 2009
people like to bash the administration

kudos on this one, the governor is letting her transportaion and planning departments weigh in without the usual backroom dealing and hush hush

this is one of the reasons people elected Lingle

Pearl City, HI

#4 Sep 2, 2009
And what

Honolulu, HI

#5 Sep 2, 2009
So, uh, where does the Star Bulletin stand on this issue? Editorials usually make a statement, rather than just recite what's already been reported. Take a stand.

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#6 Sep 2, 2009
Horton-Schuler's Hula Hoop housing project and supporting shibai proves they haven't got a clue. "People will live and work here" they say. Ohh puhleeze, give us a break. People will do what they always do, live one place and work somewhere else. Hula Hoop is just another cookie cutter, zero clearance, paradise slum to make money for the Texas company. HS has no long term concern for the residents, home sold, they got theirs and are gone. Best to leave the land just as is, the 12,000 home are not needed. The Nei will do just fine without it. Our elected bureaucrats would be wise to listen to those who elected them and cancel this shibai project now. Ahhh, another day in the Nei.
Right On

Seattle, WA

#7 Sep 2, 2009
Thank you Keoni Dudley, Brennon Morioka and Bryan Yee.

We all appreciate your hard work to prevent this loss of this open space.
ninesixsevenohsi x

Honolulu, HI

#8 Sep 2, 2009
Stop the building! Jobs? What jobs? That's what was said YEARS ago and we're still commuting into Honolulu.
To Shuler homes: GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM. We don't need people like you to destroy what's left of our ag lands.


Honolulu, HI

#9 Sep 2, 2009
Just say NO!

Hilo, HI

#10 Sep 2, 2009
These low-wage retail jobs will not pay the mortgages on these upscale market-priced homes.

This development and most of the others in West and Central O`ahu as well as Turtle Bay and Kaka`ako are not going to be marketed to local folks - many of whom are still children but will be ready to set up their own households 10 or 15 years from now - but to retirees and people seeking second homes in beautiful Hawai`i. Most of the affordable or workforce housing will be built in multi-family structures around the transit centers and, to a lesser extent, in rebuilt parts of Honolulu.

The message here is that most of the anticipated 50,000 new units planned for all of O`ahu will not be marketed here for young families.

FYI: The City and County assumes that there will be 1.4 million people living on O`ahu twenty years from now - a 50% increase.

Kualapuu, HI

#11 Sep 2, 2009
Same promises were made when the Second City plan was put forward and approved. There was opposition in the 1970s to the development in the Ewa Plain - traffic, water, jobs and loss of agricultural land were all put forward as reasons to oppose the development.

Many promises were made about improved infrastructure to alleviate any traffic problems - how many decades has it taken to even begin to improve the roads?

Stop the shibai - Stop over development.
Close HTA

Honolulu, HI

#12 Sep 2, 2009
Kyle Chock and the other two need to resign immediately from the LUC. They pose a threat to the rest of us if they allow corruption to pass an obviously deficient and disastrous destruction of ag land.
pro union

Honolulu, HI

#13 Sep 2, 2009
Mufi's choo choo is going to have stops in the Hoopili area. Either by hook or by crook that sub division is going to be built. Sooner or later.

Plymouth, MI

#14 Sep 2, 2009
pro union wrote:
Mufi's choo choo is going to have stops in the Hoopili area. Either by hook or by crook that sub division is going to be built. Sooner or later.
He can have the station, be about as valuable as the rest, no one getting on or off for the most part and don't count on getting this built...I have a feeling folks are finally waking up.
kailua kupuna

Kaneohe, HI

#15 Sep 2, 2009
Right On wrote:
Thank you Keoni Dudley, Brennon Morioka and Bryan Yee.
We all appreciate your hard work to prevent this loss of this open space.
Yes, we do!
Hawaii realtor

Waialua, HI

#16 Sep 2, 2009
Nobody wants this project built, including the Realtors. Check out this post:

Volcano, HI

#17 Sep 2, 2009
Where is the WATER going to come from?

Waipahu, HI

#18 Sep 2, 2009
What's legitimate that it will take land out of farming?

Only ONLY if it's a public policy issue.

Otherwise the market says that land is more productive as homes for people who live, work and PAY TAXES. The public's tax base (it's ability to do good stuff for us) is better served by developing this land into an urban area.

Your editorial PANDERS to this non-sensical POV. Farming isn't in Hawaii's future, UNLESS there's ample labor (see AUON Farms problems with that). Plus Water. And a deal on pesticides.

AND until that happens, stop putting the cart before the horse. Or demogogery before common sense.


Waipahu, HI

#19 Sep 2, 2009
People, GET REAL

Per stopping this development, farming isn't a good excuse here, unless you want to be dramatic about the pretty rows of corn, or whatever.

Your tears about the dirt don't hold true, since you're not a farmer, nor really ever want to be.

All you want is a pretty vista, and no traffic in front of you. So argue that, UNLESS you are willing to pay higher prices for produce, and subsidize farms with cheap water and taxes, AND get the US Immigration dept to lower standards to let labor come here and work.
waimea jim

Glen Burnie, MD

#20 Sep 2, 2009
pro union wrote:
Mufi's choo choo is going to have stops in the Hoopili area. Either by hook or by crook that sub division is going to be built. Sooner or later.
Why do you think he's considering running for Governor.
Start the rail to the point of no return, then announce his candidacy for Governor, where he has more influence on the Land Use Commission (changing members of the Commission when he becomes Governor).
The State needs to elect a viable 3rd party, or independent candidate.

Lafayette, CA

#21 Sep 2, 2009
If you build, then at least go with a non RICO development company. D R Horton has been found to contaminate land, misrepresent land sales, not complete planned parks, intentionally construct defectively and originate predatory loans leading to foreclosure.....


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