Council to vote on SMA permit for Marriott in Laie

LAIE (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu City Council is set to vote on whether to grant a Special Management Area Permit to a developer who wants to build at 223-room Marriott.

It would replace the old 49-room Laie Inn.

A restaurant and banquet facility will be included.

Supporters say the project will provide jobs and a place for visitors to stay.

However, critics say it is too big and will hurt the area's drainage system, as well as clog traffic.

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