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State picks Howard Hughes plan for part of Kewalo Basin

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kewalo Basin

The Hawaii Community Development Authority today selected most of a proposal from developer Howard Hughes Corp. to improve state land around Kewalo Basin small boat harbor in Kakaako over a rival developer’s bid.

The board of the state agency agreed to proceed with plans by Hughes Corp. that include converting a vacant building fronting Ala Moana Boulevard into a convenience store.

The plan also calls for renovating a mostly unused warehouse next to Kewalo Waterfront Park into a space for special events and adding 100 metered parking stalls on the site for public use.

HCDA’s board rejected a third part of the company’s proposal to enhance landscaping, a public bathroom and picnic areas on a third site on the Diamond Head side of the harbor.

The decision was made in response to a request for proposals HCDA issued.

One competing bidder, Kewalo Waterfront Partners, proposed a more dense retail and restaurant project that also included multipurpose space for weddings and other uses on the third site.

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