OHA knew there is a law prohibiting the development of residential property in the Kaka'ako Makai area before they took the land deal from the State of Hawaii.
OHA knew the value of the land prior to taking the deal with the hopes of reversing the law to increase the land value by developing residential property and selling to individuals or corporations.
Selling the land to private developers means the creation of more luxury high rise condos in Kaka'ako. This type of housing is not affordable for local families and is a short sighted goal.
We are not against generating funds to benefit Native Hawaiians, we are against residential development and sale of public land in Kaka’ako Makai.