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Can We Reform Our High Schools?
Planning & Zoning: Testimony (Astrid Monson)
Statement on Bus Fares
Statement on Zoning: Historic Structures
Statement on Convention Center
Testimony on Ewa Marina Zone
Testimony before the Planning Commission on Ewa Marina Zone Change Request - 92/Z-15(RY), June 30, 1993
At the DP Hearing we raised a number of questions about the project including our concern that it would mean a major commercial complex in place of the original concept of a water-oriented residential community. However, last year both the General Plan and the Development Plan were changed to accommodate a large resort including a hotel with some 900 rooms.
We feel that the pending ordinance should however be deferred until the questions raised in the 1992 DP report are satisfactorily settled. These included:
The DGP's July analysis elaborated a number of unresolved issues -- affordable housing, wastewater treatment and disposal, water, transportation, public access to the shoreline areas, and concentration of intensive land uses which would significantly impact public view corridors and open space and would conflict with DP planning controls.
We note from the Press that as many as 1500 hotel rooms, rather than the 900 recommended by the CPO in 1992 may be involved, and that a 90 foot height is proposed. This would only exacerbate the adverse impact of the project. It is close enough to Ko Olina, we feel, that the hotel rooms planned there could accommodate visitors to Ewa Marina.
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