The Hawaii Community Development Authority has issued a letter telling Downtown Capital LLC to stop work on the second tower at 801 South St.

The order follows a court decision last week that found HCDA failed to properly assess the project’s impact on historic property and ancient burials.

Lindsey Doi, HCDA spokeswoman, emphasized the court order doesn’t rescind HCDA’s permit, but rather delays construction.

Carl Varady, attorney for residents of Royal Capital Plaza who are seeking to stop the development, said previously that it may take up to six months for HCDA to complete the necessary analyses.

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