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Court Challenge Expected to Hoopili Decision

Hoopili farmland/Click photo for enlargement

In a shockingly lopsided decision, the state Land Use Commission approved 8 - 1 the $4.6 billion Hoopili Project yesterday. If the decision prevails, the result will be the destruction of 1,554 acres of the little prime agricultural land Oahu has left.


Honolulu Civil Beat

June 8, 2012

by Sophie Cocke

A day after approving another major development project [Koa Ridge], the Hawaii Land Use Commission on Friday gave the green light to Hoopili, a 12,000-home master-planned community in west Oahu.

Opponents promised to challenge the decision in court.

The vote was 8 to 1, with Commissioner Jaye Makua dissenting.

The ruling reclassifies a 1,500-acre tract of land in Ewa from agricultural to urban, and allows the development — the largest to come before the commission — to move forward.

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