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01/05/2015 02:55 pm ET Updated Jan 06, 2015

What Does The Future Of Kakaako Development Mean For Honolulu?

Cory Lum/Civil Beat

For the 30 minutes that I was stuck in Ala Moana Christmas traffic behind a giant tour bus, staring at the advertisement on its back, I was living the dream of the new urban Honolulu.

From Kewalo Basin to the beach park, pedestrians and cyclists thronged spacious waterway walkways. To my right, Ward Village’s sparkling stream ran through an esplanade that connected Ala Moana Boulevard to the Queen Street rail station. It, too, was filled with people, many hanging out in cafes or lolling by the babbling brook uncovered during construction.

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