Developer gets waiver for Honolulu condo on Kakaako glass rule, HCDA rules

The Hawaii Community Development Authority has given the developer of a Kakaako condominium a waiver regarding a glass rule issue. The state agency regulating development in the Honolulu neighborhood on Wednesday unanimously approved Downtown Capital LLC’s petition for a waiver to the rule, and deleted a section of the developer’s development permit for its 801 […]

Hawaii agency delays decision on redevelopment of Kewalo Basin Harbor lands

The Hawaii Community Development Authority has delayed making a decision on two separate proposals from two developers on renovations to the lands surrounding Kewalo Basin Harbor in the Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaako. At its regular meeting on Wednesday, which lasted until nearly 6 p.m., the state agency that regulates development in the area heard once […]

HCDA starts taking at look at glass issue for another Kakaako condominium

The Hawaii Community Development Authority held its first public hearing Wednesday that addressed a glass rule issue at a second Kakaako condominium, which lasted nearly an hour with no questions from the board and no public testimony. The issue deals with the window glazing at Downtown Capital LLC’s completed 801 South St. “Tower A” workforce […]

Hawaii agency board chief explains Symphony Honolulu condo glass issue decision

Symphony Honolulu

A Hawaii agency’s decision to let San Diego-based developer OliverMcMillan proceed with its Symphony Honolulu condominium tower without making changes to the building’s glass curtain came down to a standard it could not defend, the agency board’s chief told PBN. “It would’ve been just suits and countersuits,” John Whalen, chair of the Hawaii Community Development […]

Hawaii agency approves Howard Hughes’ Kakaako residential project

The Hawaii Community Development Authority gave its final approval Wednesday on The Howard Hughes Corp.’s Kakaako residential project at 988 Halekauwila St. The Texas-based developer plans to start construction on the mostly affordable for-sale condominium tower across from Sports Authority by late 2016, according to its senior vice president of development, Nick Vanderboom. “We have […]

Kakaako development plan includes hotels, high-rises

The Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaako — one of the communities that’s a part of the city’s transit-oriented development plan — could be getting a limited number of hotels and a maximum of three high-rise residential condominiums with heights up to 700-feet, according to public documents. The Hawaii Community Development Authority, the state agency regulating development […]

Hawaii Community Development Authority shelves Kakaako economic accelerator project

The Hawaii agency charged with overseeing the redevelopment of the Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaako has shelved a proposal that would have created an economic accelerator in the former World Gym building on Queen Street. At a Thursday special meeting, the Hawaii Community Development Authority denied the authorization of a memorandum of understanding for the project, […]

Howard Hughes switches Kakaako tower back to for-sale condo units, not rentals

The Howard Hughes Corp. has changed its plans for a Kakaako residential project back to a mostly affordable for-sale condominium tower after requesting a Hawaii agency approve the project as a rental development, an executive from the Texas-based developer confirmed to PBN Thursday. David Striph, senior vice president of Hawaii for The Howard Hughes Corp. […]