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Ewa Beach developers undeterred by $27 million verdict

HONOLULU (AP) - A developer is pursuing plans for a recreational lagoon that prompted a $27 million verdict for area homeowners.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports a measure that rezones property between White Plains Beach and Oneula Beach Park is headed for the city's planning committee as Haseko Development Inc. continues to push its proposal.

City Department of Planning and Permitting Director George Atta said the recent verdict does not affect the company's proposed plans.

Haseko Vice President Sharene Saito said the verdict was about money, and that the company saw a greater potential for harm in leaving the project unfinished.

The company's plans include facilities like covered pavilions and a pedestrian pathway, which require a special permit and a setback variance to build within 60 feet of the shoreline.

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