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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, June 4, 2010

Ka Iwi shoreline reclassified from urban to conservation

Advertiser Staff

The state Land Use Commission today reclassified the Ka Iwi shoreline from urban to conservation, Gov. Linda Lingle's office said in a news release.

Lingle said the move came in a unanimous vote.

The area encompasses about 215 acres of state-owned land between Queen's Beach and the Makapuu Lighthouse.

"The reclassification should make future development of this portion of the Ka Iwi Coast a remote possibility in keeping with the wishes of the East Honolulu and Greater Oahu community," Lingle said in a statement.

Lingle noted, though, that the mauka area of Ka Iwi is not designated conservation and the potential for development remains.