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After clearing final hurdle, Hoopili to break ground next year

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A controversial planned community that would add nearly 12,000 homes in the Ewa Plain is slated to move forward, after a state Supreme Court win Tuesday.

D.R. Horton Hawaii said it plans to break ground for Hoopili in 2016.

The project has been in the works for years, and garnered significant opposition.

Those against the development say it's short-sighted and would add to urban sprawl.

On Tuesday, D.R. Horton cleared another hurdle when the state Supreme Court upheld a state commission's decision to convert more than 1,500 acres of farmland into residential property for Hoopili.

"We thank the Supreme Court for their integrity, diligence and thorough review of our proposed project," said Bob Bruhl, president of D.R. Horton Hawaii, in a news release.

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