Planned Housing Development Draws Protestors

Kioni Dudley
Kioni Dudley

MAKAKILO (KHNL) A new housing development is causing a stir among some Makakilo residents. The group is protesting the "Kahiwelo" project saying it will create more traffic.

The group called, friends of Makakilo claim the developer and the city never consulted with the community or the neighborhood board.

"We're saying as the friends of Makakilo, that we just simply don't want one more car on Makakilo Drive. The situation is really a bad situation right now, and we don't want it to get any worse," said Kioni Dudley of Friends of Makakilo.

The development will include 425 new homes. It is expected to add roughly one-thousand more cars, daily to Makakilo drive.