As reported yesterday by Pacific Business News ("HART acquired 34 properties for $70M along Honolulu rail transit route, new report says"), "[t]he Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation has acquired 34 properties totaling about $70.2 million thus far along the 20-mile rail transit route, including the recent purchase of a former sports bar property near Ala Moana Center for about $1.35 million."
In other words, it's begun.
In response to the many questions we've received from property owners, businesses. and homeowners whose rights may be at stake in the rail takings, we've organized a public forum to provide information about the project, Hawaii's eminent domain process, and how to protect the rights of people whose property or businesses are subject to acquisition.
- Date: Tomorrow, Thursday, March 5, 2015
- Time: 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
- Location: Farrington High School Cafeteria
- Address: 1564 North King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
Our colleague Mark Murakami was interviewed yesterday by KHON's Ron Mizutani (video above), and this morning by KITV's Howard Dicus (below video) on these subjects.