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Promoting Mixed Use In Hawaii

Can the Hawaiian island of Kauai avoid the planning mistakes made by Honolulu by adopting smart growth strategies?
October 19, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Honolulu Planning Director Eric Crispen suggested county officials consider allowing mixed commercial and residential uses in neighborhoods and moving away from "single-zoned" subdivisions, which will exacerbate traffic.

County Planing Director Ian Costa said business storefronts with dwellings built above them was a common sight in Kapa‘a town years ago. "It was a 24-hour presence there," he said. In those cases, the owners of the storefronts lived in the units above their businesses. Councilman Joe Munechika said he grew up in Hanapepe and remembered seeing "mom-and-pop" stores with dwellings built above them, and wondered why one doesn't see as many today."

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Published on Monday, October 18, 2004 in The Garden Island

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