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Increasing Waikiki building height and density might be on table for first time in half century

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                                Waikiki Special District rules were adopted in 1976 to set height, density and setback requirements in an effort to keep the area from becoming an urban jungle. But those rules have hampered some efforts at redevelopment. Above, people walk near Cleghorn Street next to an empty lot.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Waikiki Special District rules were adopted in 1976 to set height, density and setback requirements in an effort to keep the area from becoming an urban jungle. But those rules have hampered some efforts at redevelopment. Above, people walk near Cleghorn Street next to an empty lot.

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Some Waikiki streets are a mix of taller buildings and older single- or two-story buildings, like these on Kalaimoku Street. Changes are being proposed to make the district livable in the future when sea levels could rise from 1 to 6 feet in the most vulnerable areas.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Some Waikiki streets are a mix of taller buildings and older single- or two-story buildings, like these on Kalaimoku Street. Changes are being proposed to make the district livable in the future when sea levels could rise from 1 to 6 feet in the most vulnerable areas.

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Waikiki Special District rules were adopted in 1976 to set height, density and setback requirements in an effort to keep the area from becoming an urban jungle. But those rules have hampered some efforts at redevelopment. Pictured are apartments along Launiu Street.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Waikiki Special District rules were adopted in 1976 to set height, density and setback requirements in an effort to keep the area from becoming an urban jungle. But those rules have hampered some efforts at redevelopment. Pictured are apartments along Launiu Street.

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Waikiki Special District rules were adopted in 1976 to set height, density and setback requirements in an effort to keep the area from becoming an urban jungle. But those rules have hampered some efforts at redevelopment. Above, people walk near Cleghorn Street next to an empty lot.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Some Waikiki streets are a mix of taller buildings and older single- or two-story buildings, like these on Kalaimoku Street. Changes are being proposed to make the district livable in the future when sea levels could rise from 1 to 6 feet in the most vulnerable areas.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Waikiki Special District rules were adopted in 1976 to set height, density and setback requirements in an effort to keep the area from becoming an urban jungle. But those rules have hampered some efforts at redevelopment. Pictured are apartments along Launiu Street.