Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - HAWAII REPORT -

Kakaako more than 100 years ago.

In 2010, the com­pany started charg­ing peo­ple $100 or more for park­ing af­ter putting up signs and paint­ing stalls on streets. In some cases, Kakaako Land es­tab­lished park­ing where the city had pro­hib­ited it. The com­pany also be­gan charg­ing for park­ing that small busi­nesses had long re­served for their own cus­tomers. Seven Kakaako busi­nesses sued Kakaako Land in

2014 over the street own­er­ship claim. That case has yet to go to trial.

Law­mak­ers tried to help in 2016 by cre­at­ing a law that de­clared a 1903 Ter­ri­tory of Hawaii res­o­lu­tion that ex­pressed in­tent to ac­cept own­er­ship of the streets as a retroac­tive con­veyance of the prop­erty to the state. This law didn’t pro­duce in­tended re­sults.

Last year the Leg­is­la­ture es­tab­lished by law a dis­puted-road res­o­lu­tion process, but it doesn’t ap­pear to ap­ply to Kakaako Land roads. That process was cre­ated to suc­ceed a 2016 law call­ing for the for­ma­tion of a dis­puted-roads com­mis­sion that was never cre­ated.

The city is also do­ing as­sess­ment work to pos­si­bly con­demn Kakaako Land roads, but that ef­fort could take an­other two years.

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