State Plans Towering Residential Skyscraper in Kakaako Neighborhood in Honolulu

Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at 11:06am.

State Plans Towering Residential Skyscraper in Kakaako Neighborhood in Honolulu

According to the "Hawaii Reporter", "A soaring residential skyscraper that would tower over Honolulu’s highest buildings has been proposed by the state for development on Pohukaina Street in Kakaako."

"The building could be as much as 650 feet high – more than 200 feet above the First Hawaiian Bank Center, which at 440 feet is the tallest structure in the Islands."

"Called 690 Pohukaina, the project would also include two smaller residential and commercial towers as well as a parking structure and a civic/community center."

"Governor Neil Abercrombie praised the proposed project, which won initial approval today from the Hawaii Community Development Authority."

"“I think this project is tremendous,” Abercrombie told the HCDA board."

"He said it would provide badly needed housing for “the working blue collar and white collar middle class.”"

"HCDA executive director Anthony Ching said plans call for construction of 204 affordable rental units, 300 affordable housing units and 500 market-priced apartments."

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