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New Sky Ala Moana project moves ahead with affordable and market-priced units

  • Video by Dennis Oda / doda@staradvertiser.com

    Hawaii workers at Marriott-managed hotels marked the 31st day of their strike. They picketed in front of Honolulu Hale to insist on more affordable housing, a key union issue. The union and management returned to the bargaining table last Saturday but emerged without a contract. Bargaining will resume Thursday and Friday.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Hotel workers held signs Wednesday in front of Honolulu Hale on the corner of Punchbowl Street and King Street on day 31 of the Marriott-managed, Kyo-ya-owned hotels strike to call on Honolulu City Council and developers to build more affordable housing for working people. The demonstration took place prior to the Honolulu City Council’s Zoning and Housing Committee hearing on luxury condo-hotel Sky Ala Moana.

Avalon Group became the first local developer Wednesday to agree to a city requirement to set conditions that will keep the affordable units in its proposed mixed-use residential and commercial project affordable for 30 years. Read more

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