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'Second city' coming along


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 07, 2013

~~<p>Four moderate-height condo towers are being planned for Kapolei, but reasonable questions have been raised about whether these new West Oahu residents will commute to urban Honolulu or work nearby. Most office buildings in the &quot;second city&quot; are government facilities, so more private companies must be enticed to set up in Kapolei in order to ease traffic concerns.</p>
<p>Franco Mola's Coastal Rim Properties Inc. is proposing to build Kapolei's first condo towers, about 10 to 12 stories each, in Kapolei's downtown business district. The parcel is currently designated commercial, so city rezoning will be needed for the towers, envisioned to have 580 residential units, ground-floor retail space, a community garden and central courtyard, and open-air pavilions. One tower is designated as affordable senior housing; the other three are being deemed workforce housing.</p>
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Four moderate-height condo towers are being planned for Kapolei, but reasonable questions have been raised about whether these new West Oahu residents will commute to urban Honolulu or work nearby. Most office buildings in the "second city" are government facilities, so more private companies must be enticed to set up in Kapolei in order to ease traffic concerns.

Franco Mola's Coastal Rim Properties Inc. is proposing to build Kapolei's first condo towers, about 10 to 12 stories each, in Kapolei's downtown business district. The parcel is currently designated commercial, so city rezoning will be needed for the towers, envisioned to have 580 residential units, ground-floor retail space, a community garden and central courtyard, and open-air pavilions. One tower is designated as affordable senior housing; the other three are being deemed workforce housing. Login for more...



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