City Council paves the way for construction of Sky Ala Moana tower on Kapiolani
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City Council paves the way for construction of Sky Ala Moana tower on Kapiolani

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    This image shows a rendering of the Sky Ala Moana project against neighboring buildings.

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    A rendering of the Sky Ala Moana project

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The Honolulu City Council gave final approval today to concessions that will allow for the construction of the Sky Ala Moana condo-hotel on Kapiolani Boulevard at the site of the current Kenrock complex.

The $510 million project is expected to deliver 300 condominium hotel units and 474 condominium units, of which 84 will be affordably priced.

In exchange for building those units in a Transit Oriented Development zone because of its proximity to the city’s upcoming 20-mile rail line, Avalon will be allowed to build up to 400 feet in height, up from the existing 250 feet, as well as decreased setbacks.

Resolution 18-248 passed 9-0.

Avalon Group President and CEO Christine Camp said condominium hotel units and market-priced units are expected to range from $650,000 to $850,000.

The development also is expected to create up to 810 construction jobs and, upon opening, 540 permanent full-time jobs, 150 of which will be on-site, she said. Avalon hopes to have the first units occupied by 2023.

Correction: A previous version of this story had an incorrect price range for affordable units.
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