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Kakaako tower facing extraordinary maintenance fee hike

  • JAMM AQUINO / 2019
                                Ke Kilohana, the first midprice condo tower built at Ward Village, opened last summer to owners. Phil Baltunado, left, walks with daughter Lilikoi, 6, as son Kaliko, 8, center, wife Kaycie and daughters Bella, 5, and Riley, 11, follow behind at Ke Kilohana condominium in Kakaako.

    JAMM AQUINO / 2019

    Ke Kilohana, the first midprice condo tower built at Ward Village, opened last summer to owners. Phil Baltunado, left, walks with daughter Lilikoi, 6, as son Kaliko, 8, center, wife Kaycie and daughters Bella, 5, and Riley, 11, follow behind at Ke Kilohana condominium in Kakaako.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Howard Hughes is proposing to raise the monthly maintenance fee about 50% on condominiums at Ke Kilohana. The building was just completed last year, and is marketed as workforce housing.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Howard Hughes is proposing to raise the monthly maintenance fee about 50% on condominiums at Ke Kilohana. The building was just completed last year, and is marketed as workforce housing.

Living in Kakaako was supposed to be pretty affordable for several hundred moderate-income Hawaii residents who bought into a condominium tower via lottery last year at Ward Village. Read more

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