Rally to support OHA build residential units in Kakaako

Hundreds gathered at the state Capitol Tuesday to urge lawmakers to pass a bill allowing the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to build residential high-rises in Kakaako.

OHA owns ten parcels of land in Kakaako.

If passed, the bill would allow the office to build towers on two of those parcels.

OHA says money generated from the buildings would generate needed funding for grants to the community.

“This particular bill is very crucial to the future of our financial stability, and for us achieving our goals of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs,” OHA CEO Dr. Kamanaopono Crabbe said.

Some opponents of the bill say the Kakaako land should be preserved as parks for public use.

Other opponents say with many new developments slated for kakaako, OHA’s plan would just further overcrowding in the area.

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