The Planning Commission will take public testimony today regarding the proposed changes to the existing zoning codes for the Westloch and Waipahu Depot station areas today. Once approved by the Planning Commission, the proposal will go to the City Council for final approval. Details: 1:30pm Wednesday September 30 550 S. King Street, Mission Memorial Conference Click for more information.
A roundup of Transit-Oriented Development news in Hawaii.
What makes a neighborhood wonderful? What makes that particular location so inviting and why do we want to hang out there? The Project for Public Spaces (PPS) has answers to those questions and not surprisingly the answers come from the community itself.
While you might not think that a Brownfields Seminar would have much to do with TOD, attendees to next week’s seminar will have an exceptional opportunity to hear from experts about the re-development and re-use of land.
Hawaii is undergoing a recent surge in planned hotel construction. From 1997 to 2012, the visitor accommodation units built relied on a residential, timeshare or club component to make financial sense.
While it may seem like this is happening quickly, all of the highly visible (and sometimes painfully disruptive) foundational work taking place now in Pearl City and Aiea serves to make the guide way progress seem almost magical.
I am often asked what makes TOD different from other development. One of my preferred responses is quite simple – TOD is about fulfilling the basic needs and desires of modern society within a vibrant, active and compact geographic area.