Hawaiian Queen's Trust Tries to Kill Affordable Housing

The Queen Liliuokalani Trust has spoken out against a 2,330 home workforce housing development on the island of Hawai'i. The Trust was the previous owner of the land, and says the project will be detrimental to existing locals.

In order for developer Forest City to move forward, they need the state Land Use Commission to reclassify the land for urban rather than agricultural use.

From the Star Advertiser:

"Race Randle, development manger for the affiliate of Ohio-based Forest City Enterprises Inc., said the company spent more than a year collecting community input for the project but hadn't heard objections from the trust until August or September despite several previous meetings with the nonprofit group that owns a lot of adjacent land."

Full Story: Liliuokalani trust objects to Big Isle housing project


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