November 10th, 2006
||On November 10th, 2006, Jim Charlier spoke to the Urban Land Institute’s Hawaii Council in Honolulu at the Banker’s Club, First Hawaiian Center. The topic was “Bringing the Pieces Together: Rail, TOD Land Use, and Transportation.”|
Honolulu (the Island of Oahu) is in alternatives analysis stage of planning for a high capacity (probably rail) corridor running from either downtown Honolulu or Waikiki out into the Ewa Plain west of Pearl Harbor, probably connecting into the City of Kapolei downtown area. Honolulu has been trying to develop a rail transit system since at least the 1960s.
As this version of the rail project approaches reality, there is renewed interest in “transit oriented development” and in the regulatory and other mechanisms needed to leverage the rail investment into desirable “smart growth” development patterns, both in suburban Ewa and in the “primary urban center.”
An Adobe Acrobat version of Jim’s presentation is provided below for download. (We suggest you select “save” rather than “open” due to the size of the file.