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Kaneohe Halfway House Up For Review

A hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. Jan. 9 on whether to allow a halfway house in Kaneohe, across from Hawaiian Memorial Park.

The hearing will be in the Mission Memorial conference room near Honolulu Hale, where the city Department of Planning and Permitting will consider a conditional use permit for the operation.

The applicant is Tradition House Foundation (THF), which proposes the group living facility in an existing single-family house it owns at 45-504 Koolau View Drive.

A “clean-and-sober” home, it would house up to 12 unrelated adults and thus requires the permit. For more information, call planner Lin Wong at 768-8033.

The halfway house actually has been in operation at the site for several years, along with four others in the area owned by Jody Solbach, but it is now operated by the nonprofit THF, which can receive federal funds. The conditional use permit is required to bring it up to code.

Solbach has met with the public at past neighborhood board meetings to address residents’ concerns.