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An affordable-housing segregation issue is rising in Kakaako

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                At the master-planned Kakaako community of Ward Village, a cluster of affordable condominium buildings is shown on the left. On the right, four luxury condominium towers — Waiea, Anaha, Ae‘o and ‘A‘ali‘i — surround construction cranes building a fifth luxury tower, Ko‘ula, and stand considerably apart from the moderate-price tower Ke Kilohana at left, with yellow accents, close to a low-income rental tower on state land. Plans for a second moderate-price tower makai of Ke Kilohana have given rise to the issue of how affordable housing is separated from or integrated with higher-price homes in the growing urban area.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    At the master-planned Kakaako community of Ward Village, a cluster of affordable condominium buildings is shown on the left. On the right, four luxury condominium towers — Waiea, Anaha, Ae‘o and ‘A‘ali‘i — surround construction cranes building a fifth luxury tower, Ko‘ula, and stand considerably apart from the moderate-price tower Ke Kilohana at left, with yellow accents, close to a low-income rental tower on state land. Plans for a second moderate-price tower makai of Ke Kilohana have given rise to the issue of how affordable housing is separated from or integrated with higher-price homes in the growing urban area.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM The moderate­-price tower Ke Kilohana with yellow accents, shown Friday in the foreground, is close to a low-income rental tower on state land. Another moderately priced building is being planned nearby. In the distance, a few blocks away, are luxury condominium towers Waiea, Anaha, Ae‘o and ‘A‘ali‘i.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The moderate­-price tower Ke Kilohana with yellow accents, shown Friday in the foreground, is close to a low-income rental tower on state land. Another moderately priced building is being planned nearby. In the distance, a few blocks away, are luxury condominium towers Waiea, Anaha, Ae‘o and ‘A‘ali‘i.

The developer of Ward Village presented a plan last week to dramatically accelerate moderate-price condominium production in the neighborhood. Read more

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