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Builder wants state to alter tower rules

The HCDA is asked to OK affordable rentals rather than condos in Kakaako for 988 Halekauwila

By Andrew Gomes

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 29, 2014

~~<p class="p1">There could be fewer moderate-priced homes in the Ward Village master-planned community in Kakaako if the state approves a request from project developer Howard Hughes Corp.</p>
<p class="p1">The developer submitted a petition Thursday to the Hawaii Community Development Authority, asking the agency to clarify whether developers can satisfy affordable-housing rules by making rental units available to moderate-income households for twice as long as required in return for building perhaps half as many affordable units.</p>
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There could be fewer moderate-priced homes in the Ward Village master-planned community in Kakaako if the state approves a request from project developer Howard Hughes Corp.

The developer submitted a petition Thursday to the Hawaii Community Development Authority, asking the agency to clarify whether developers can satisfy affordable-housing rules by making rental units available to moderate-income households for twice as long as required in return for building perhaps half as many affordable units. Login for more...



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