Blaze Lovell writes about our Hale Makana O Maili project in the Honolulu Civil Beat. The May 10th, 2019 article discusses how local residents are concerned with the project. Kali Watson wrote a six page letter to the residents that expressed their concerns.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
A 52-unit affordable housing project on private property in Maili has received most of the city approvals it needs, but it’s still generating friction between the developer and residents of the quiet neighborhood.
Hale Makana O Maili is expected to break ground before the end of this year, according to developer Kali Watson, president of the nonprofit Hawaii Community Development Board. The $23 million project would be open to households earning 30% to 60% of area median income.
It’s the type of project that affordable housing advocates often say is desperately needed on Oahu.
But that’s no solace to some of the residents on Kulaaupuni Street who still hope to stop it. They complain it was rushed through the Honolulu City Council, could make the area more flood-prone and overtax the neighborhood infrastructure.