The permitted interaction group will study whether the revised plan would relax height limits on buildings in areas around transit hubs, such as the one in Kaneohe, and what position to take on the issue. Some interpret this section of the plan as affecting only hubs along the Honolulu Rail Transit Project. Others say it would apply to all hubs, including those like Kaneohe where building heights are more restricted.
The group also will study how the revised plan would affect construction on preservation land owned by cemeteries. Preservation land is set aside under city rules to save open space. A proposed change to the plan would allow expansion of the cemetery at Hawaiian Memorial Park onto 56.5 acres of preservation land that the park owns. The Department of Planning and Permitting supports the change. The group savekaneohe.org has asked the Board to oppose the expansion.