News articles report that Japanese billionaire Gensiro Kawamoto wants to establish an art museum on his Kahala Avenue properties. Representative Barbara Marumoto (R-19th Dist. Kaimuki/Waialae/Kahala) called for a discussion of this issue with the community.
“I question whether one can start a museum in a residentially-zoned area without a variance. I am not certain Kahala residents want such a facility in their neighborhood,” said Representative Marumoto.
Representative Barbara Marumoto and Senator Sam Slom discuss the community issue.