Councilman Ikaika Anderson has recessed a committee hearing called to discuss a request by Pacrep LLC to exceed a 300-foot building height limit for their planned condominium-hotel at 2139 Kuhio Avenue by 50 feet.

Attorneys are currently drafting language that will provide concessions to neighboring residents who have been critical of the project. Anderson didn’t specify what amendments will be made to the council resolution, but said that while the developer has made concessions, they remained “conceptual.”

“It is my desire to ensure that these concessions that are offered are in writing and that they are concrete … so that the public understands what is on the table, versus what might be on the table.”

The committee hearing is expected to resume later this morning with the new language. 

Pacrep is currently developing a tower at 2121 Kuhio Avenue, called the Ritz Carlton Residences. It’s hoping to gain city approvals for the second tower at 2139 Kuhio Avenue, which will be attached to the first. 

Waikiki residents have been critical of the building’s height and it’s angle parallel to the coast, and have raised concerns about density and parking.

You can read Civil Beat’s previous coverage of Pacrep’s luxury tower development here and here


Sophie Cocke