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Revised Mililani housing plan to be unveiled

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -  Developer Gary Furuta will present a revised plan for an affordable housing project at the Mililani Mauka/Launani Valley Neighborhood Board meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Mililani Mauka Elementary School cafeteria.

The redone Meheula Vista low-income rental complex project plan now calls for 301 one-bedroom apartments. The apartments will be reserved for seniors earning no more than 60 percent of Honolulu's median income.

Meheula Vista previously drew objections from some community members who want more commercial services in the neighborhood instead of more residents who would elevate use of already congested roads and schools. The previous plan called for 226 units including some possibly for seniors.

In July, eight members of the neighborhood board voted against the affordable-housing plan and one abstained.

Some project opponents have started a petition and plan to argue against the revised plan at Tuesday's meeting, insisting on commercial use of the site as originally envisioned by Castle & Cooke Homes, the developer of the master-planned community.

One-bedroom apartments would cost no more than $1,118 a month for seniors that earn no more than $47,700 for a couple or $41,760 for a single person annually.

If work proceeds, Furuta plans construction to be completed in 2012.

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