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Don’t weaken vision for Kakaako


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 02, 2012

~~<p>OliverMcMillan, developers of the $380 million luxury condominium at 850 Kapiolani Blvd. named Symphony Honolulu, have persuaded state authorities and some community groups that their high-rise tower should be cleared for construction with the company&rsquo;s preferred alignment: the broad face of the building along Kapiolani.</p>
<p>The administrative rules guiding the Hawaii Community Development Authority, the quasi-independent agency guiding Kakaako redevelopment, bend enough that OliverMcMillan is likely to get the variance it seeks. Making the counterargument becomes difficult.</p>
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OliverMcMillan, developers of the $380 million luxury condominium at 850 Kapiolani Blvd. named Symphony Honolulu, have persuaded state authorities and some community groups that their high-rise tower should be cleared for construction with the company’s preferred alignment: the broad face of the building along Kapiolani.

The administrative rules guiding the Hawaii Community Development Authority, the quasi-independent agency guiding Kakaako redevelopment, bend enough that OliverMcMillan is likely to get the variance it seeks. Making the counterargument becomes difficult. Login for more...



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