The Honolulu Planning Commission will be meeting this week to discuss the Hoopili development project that is being proposed by D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes Hawaii. Under the proposal, as many as 11,750 new homes could be developed in the 1,269 acre area. The developer and their supporters state that the project will help to alleviate Oahu's housing shortage as well as provide construction jobs. However, Hoopili is located on existing agricultural land, and groups opposing the redevelopment argue that the agricultural land is needed.
The state Land Use Commission has already reclassified the lad for urban use in June 2012. Cameron Nekota, the vice president of Horton, stated that the developer has submitted all of the necessary documents that are required for the project to begin. However, opponents of the project argue that the Honolulu Planning Commission also has to give their approval.