D.R. Horton – Schuler Division’s rezoning request for its 11,750-home Hoopili master-planned community in West Oahu is expected to go before the Honolulu City Council on Feb. 18, a council member’s senior adviser confirmed to PBN.
D.R. Horton will ask to have the land rezoned from agricultural to urban. The state Land Use Commission already has approved the zoning change.
Ikaika Anderson, chair of the Council’s Zoning and Planning Committee, is expected to ask Council Chairman Ernie Martin to include the Hoopili project on the Feb. 18 agenda, said Gail Myers, senior adviser to Anderson.
“We anticipate that he will,” she said in an email to PBN. “Providing that the bill passes first reading, it will be referred to the Committee on Zoning and Planning. The Council agenda posts on Feb. 12, at which time we will be certain that Bill 3 appears on that agenda.”
D.R. Horton hopes to begin construction in 2016.
This week, PBN first reported that Honolulu firms The MacNaughton Group, Kobayashi Group and BlackSand Capital are under contract to buy 33 acres of land near Hoopili, which could become a retail center. The companies are well-known developers of retail and residential projects in Hawaii.
Duane Shimogawa Reporter – Pacific Business News