Haleiwa parcels could be heading to auction

Haleiwa parcels could be heading to auction

Jun 19, 2012
By Jim Mendoza

HALEIWA (HawaiiNewsNow) – Three and a-half acres of oceanfront land on Oahu’s North Shore could be heading to the highest bidder, and the bidding would start at $300,000. The property is on the mauka side of Kamehameha Highway opposite Haleiwa Beach Park.

Some feel auctioning the Haleiwa Regional Park vacant parcels reclaims wasted space.

“If we can get this parcel sold to something that is really meaningful for the community, I think this would be the best thing,” Haleiwa business owner Susan Matsushima said.

But others argue that the land is already utilized.

Haleiwa Parcel on the Block - Jim Caldwell, Redondo Beach

“It’s used by a wide variety of people, families and children that are doing work in the Hawaiian fishpond. It’s used by the North Shore canoe club, paddlers who park here to go access the ocean, and just families who need a place to safely park and get into the beach,” said Blake McElheny of Save Haleiwa Beach Park Coalition.

The idea to sell started with the city’s budget and finance department. It was sent to City Council Chairman Ernie Martin. He agrees it’s time to unload the property.

“There are no plans now or in the immediate future to ever develop that parcel,” he said.

Martin introduced a resolution that limits bidding to the two abutting property owners, and stipulates the buyer develop a portion of the parcels as a park…

Read more at Hawaii News Now…

Jim Caldwell
Redondo Beach

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Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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