Protecting and developing Oahu’s famous North Shore

Jan 13, 2013

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Turtle Bay Resort North Shore Oahu

NORTH SHORE, Hawaii – Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of the island of Oahu in Hawaii has a guiding philosophy for its future – “Tomorrow’s Ahupua’a.” Ancient Hawaiians used a concept of land division, called an ahupua’a, which is a section of land from the mountain to the sea. The ancient ahupua`a was based on a belief system that emphasized the interrelationship and balance of the natural elements and the beings that lived and worked there.

Turtle Bay Resort respects this belief system and understands that the North Shore experience is about the social and cultural vitality tied so closely to precious coastal lands. The resort worked on a plan for future development and drafted and published a State Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on November 23, 2012; information is available at: . This newly-inspired plan is grounded in these traditional land divisions, ahupua‘a, and most of the proposed density and activity will be focused in the resort’s existing core and then sprinkled throughout the area in order to maintain ample open space.

In response to extensive community dialogue, the proposed plan reflects a strong and genuine commitment to provide valuable, sustainable community
benefits (affordable housing; jobs; preservation of agricultural lands, parks and open space), addressing resident concerns (traffic management, protection of natural and cultural resources), in a responsible way.

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Jim Caldwell
Redondo Beach

About jw60sea

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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