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Hilo, Hawaii: Its Origins and the Pattern of its Growth, 1778-1900

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Title: Hilo, Hawaii: Its Origins and the Pattern of its Growth, 1778-1900
Authors: Leithead, A.
Issue Date: 26 Sep 2014
Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract: Since the mid 1960’s when direct flights between Hilo and the mainland were inaugurated the visitor industry began to disperse throughout the State, and tsunami redevelopment projects began to produce results, Hilo has experienced relatively rapid and significant development. Each time one returns to Hilo (since 1967, at least) there seem to be new stores, hotels, apartment buildings, subdivisions, and people. The tempo of the development of Hilo has changed. As the 1973 Community Plan for Hilo, the recent planning proposal for Hilo states, "Various natural and man-made forces are altering the course of development in Hilo; including tsunamis, lava flows, changing life styles, modernization trends in the design of transportation facilities such as airports, harbors and highways, as well as evolutionary trends in commercialization, industrialization, institutionalization processes and concomitant residential requirements.” As could be expected, with accelerated change have come some problems. Public controversy concerning park development, open space preservation, and hotel building restriction has been almost continuous since 1971. Land values have generally tripled because of speculation presently, according to the county planning office, there are approximately 15,000 undeveloped Big Island subdivision lots.
Pages/Duration: v, 114 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/33837
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