A zoning change is required before the Plaza project can move forward
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 16, 2013
~~<p>The Plaza Assisted Living, a senior housing community, is planning on expanding into Waikiki with the company's fourth Oahu location.</p>
The Plaza Assisted Living, a senior housing community, is planning on expanding into Waikiki with the company's fourth Oahu location.
The Honolulu Planning Commission recommended in June the approval of a zoning change for developer MW Group to construct a midrise tower at 1812 Kalakaua Ave. across from the Hawai‘i Convention Center. The commission recommended that a portion of the parcel be rezoned from B-2 Community Business District with a 60-foot height limit to BMX-3 Community Business Mixed-Use District with a 150-foot height limit. The site, which since 2003 has been owned by the Hawaii Public Television Foundation, is bounded by the Ala Wai Promenade and Ala Wai Canal to the south, Kalakaua Avenue and the Hawai‘i Convention Center to the west, a restaurant to the north and the Maikiki Stream drainage canal and apartment buildings to the east. Login for more...