Andrew Gomes, Author at Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Hawaii Kai rentals converted to condominiums

A rental housing complex in Hawaii Kai has been partially converted into condominiums following purchase of the nearly 3-year-old complex by a local development firm. Read More

Hawaii sells affordable housing at discount

State officials recently agreed to sell a collection of low-income housing to a private developer for less than originally planned. Read More

Line forms a day early for Kakaako condos

Homebuyers purchased fewer existing homes on Oahu last year, but on Friday there was a rush on units in a planned condominium tower in Kakaako. Read More

Kakaako road owner claims state law is full of holes

The state is using an unconstitutional tactic and “half-baked” law to stop the owner of a private road in Kakaako from charging for parking, the owner’s attorney has told the state. Read More

KHII takes over Channel 5 from KFVE

The broadcaster KHON announced Wednesday that a new station — branded with the call letters KHII — will take over channels 5 and 1005, previously used by KFVE. Read More

Residential towers planned near Aloha Stadium

Future high-rises are envisioned near a rail station next to Aloha Stadium in Halawa, but one developer wants to build extra-tall and dense towers beyond where city planners have prescribed such development. Read More

Kakaako developer seeks low-income artists for its live/work units

They don’t have to be starving, but artists with low incomes have an opportunity to soon move into an apartment building nearing completion in Kakaako with live/work lofts available at rents as low as $522 a month. Read More

State agency is prepared to fine owner of several Kakaako streets

A state agency has informed the owner of several streets in Kakaako that it will begin imposing fines of $2,500 a day starting Monday unless the owner stops charging for parking or improves the roads to city standards. Read More

Plan would turn parking lot into rental tower for seniors

A small downtown Honolulu parking lot that was once home to a restaurant and sports bar could become high-rise affordable rental housing for seniors under a plan that won preliminary state support Thursday. Read More

Big Island Dairy settling pollution case

Hawaii’s largest dairy has agreed to shut down by April 30 to resolve a lawsuit over water pollution. Read More

Barnwell finances swing to loss for 2018

A Hawaii company engaged in Canadian oil production said it expects higher revenue this year after investing in a new oil property, but the firm suffered a financial loss in its last fiscal year. Read More

Maui home prices hit high; condos fall short of record

Maui housing prices rose last year to a record for single-­family homes but still lagged a more than decade-­old high for condominiums despite a double-digit rise. Read More

Fraud alleged in Oahu trash company bankruptcy

A commercial refuse hauler that stiffed the city on $3 million in garbage disposal fees may not have actually dumped that debt obligation through bankruptcy two years ago. Read More

Lava rock could lay foundation for basalt industry

The Big Island produced a lot of new lava rock this year, and some of it could be the raw material for a new local industry, according to a report commissioned by a state agency. Read More

Gondola and zip line are proposed for Waialua

A owner of a Canadian thrill-ride company wants to build an aerial tramway and a zip line in the hills above Waialua as part of an “agribusiness” on land zoned for agriculture. Read More

Honolulu condo sells for record $23.5 million

A million and a half dollars will buy a pretty nice condominium in Honolulu these days. That sum, however, was just the difference in a record price just set in the market. Read More

LED flower ‘garden’ to open with new Kakaako park

A new, privately owned public park in the urban core of Honolulu is set to open Friday ahead of a state-mandated deadline, and it will debut in the holiday spirit with a high-tech display of lights. Read More

New tower brings more affordable units to urban core

A predominantly affordable-housing condominium tower in urban Honolulu began filling up Monday with an initial group of new homeowners moving in. Read More

Maui’s housing market mostly positive in November

Sale volume and prices for homes sold on Maui last month were mostly higher, according to the Realtors Association of Maui. Read More

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