Hawaii Community Development Authority director Anthony Ching is retiring at the end of the year.

HCDA spokeswoman Lindsey Doi said Ching is leaving to spend more time with his family. The official announcement is expected Wednesday.

During Ching’s tenure at HCDA, he has overseen the long-awaited redevelopment of Kakaako, a state redevelopment district in urban Honolulu.

The construction of several new high rises has infused billions of dollars into the state’s economy, but also inspired protests and highlighted concerns about the need for more affordable housing in Hawaii.

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