Mayor Kirk Caldwell agrees to abandon master plan for Waimanalo park project
The city says it is abandoning both phase 1 and its master plan for its construction project at Sherwood Forest.
The $32 million redevelopment project included building a sports field.
The news was announced at the Waimanalo board meeting. The city says the mayor met five times with the group called Save Our Sherwoods over the last several months and were able to agree on two resolutions.
The first is to nullify the original master plan. Work will continue to level sand, plant grass and install a temporary irrigation system but with a promise of no other developments.
The second is to rename Waimanalo Bay Beach Park to Hunananiho Cultural and Historic Park to help preserve the land. The city says it hopes the agreement will help end nine months of tension.
Save Our Sherwoods is calling it a good day, but says the fight continues because nothing is set in stone.
The two resolutions need to go to the city council and be voted on before they can become law.