"Urban transport is a political and not a technical issue. The technical aspects
are very simple. The difficult decisions relate to who is going to benefit
from the models adopted."
Ewa’s largest retail complex
A $100 million neighborhood retail project has brought a variety of goods and services to the booming Ewa plain. Unfortunately the Rail Fiasco is going to screw it up pretty badly. At this moment it you can get the express #91 at the end of the line in Ewa Beach and get to town in one hour. This with the morning traffic. It will take an hour just to get on the train disaster at the rail station. Very few know that it will increase the difficulty of getting to Honolulu. But it's the bread, Fred.
Christmas in Ewa Beach, Laulani Village Shopping Center.
This 230,000-square-foot center -- is Ewa's largest retail complex with an estimated 50 tenants. Safeway is an anchor tenant, with a 58,000-square-foot store at the center, Along with City Mill And Walgreens. Also three major banks and 14 other food outlets..
Laulani is the bright spot in the Hawaii economy. Of all the centers we're working on, Laulani has got the most activity in terms of tenant interest and desirability to open. Developers intend to create a neighborhood center with a variety of niche merchants, restaurants and entertainment for the rapidly growing Ewa population.
Little news of an industrial center nearby. Plenty of land laying fallow for years. Would convert this area into a real Paradise and many people would benefit and perhaps even stop the coming Monstrosity. Hundreds of cars missing from the freeways to and from Honolulu. Hundreds of cars missing from downtown traffic. And "I coulda been home in 20 minutes."