Land Use Tuesday

03.20.07 | Comment?

This is a quick hit type entry with a few land related subjects.

In the Grand Canyon, a glass and steel structure now allows visitors to walk over the edge of the canyon and look 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) straight down. It does seem a little misplaced in the wilderness, but what an opportunity to see that view. The Hualapi Tribe has commissioned this as a joint venture with a Las Vegas developer. See the photo below to get a sense of the structure.

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Anderson, Alaska hopes to get people to move to the remote interior town of 300 people by giving away land. There were 26 lots that 44 parties applied for in the area with winter temperatures as low as -60F (-51C.) The only string attached is that the winning parties must build at least a 1,000 square foot (92 square meter) dwelling on the lot within two years.

Genshiro Kawamoto, a 74 year old billionaire, has decided to rent 4 homes on exclusive Kahala Ave on the island of Oahu to deserving low-income families for $150-200 per month. In total, Kawamoto has 22 properties in the area and plans to have 9 homes occupied in this manner by April. See the map below for location information.

Kahala Project Map

All in all, an interesting day in the land world.

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