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Why Isn’t Affordable Housing In Kakaako More Affordable? Screenshot: Victoria Place Gallery Website/2021

Why Isn’t Affordable Housing In Kakaako More Affordable?

The trendy Honolulu neighborhood is a designated special “community development district.” But critics say it has done little to ease the island’s affordable housing crisis.

Businesses, Company Reach Settlement On Kakaako Roads Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Businesses, Company Reach Settlement On Kakaako Roads

The state attorney general isn’t part of the deal, so the suit continues toward its April trial date.

‘Nothing Is Working’: Kakaako’s Disputed Roads Still Languish In Disrepair Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Nothing Is Working’: Kakaako’s Disputed Roads Still Languish In Disrepair

A five-year legal battle challenges the control of the streets by a private company that charges for parking and provides little road maintenance.

Taxing Unoccupied Homes Is A Good Idea Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Taxing Unoccupied Homes Is A Good Idea

Developers and builders must be incentivized to construct more affordable housing — and not just as a percentage of units in condo towers.

Kakaako’s Empty Condos: ‘At Night, It’s A Ghost Town Down Here’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kakaako’s Empty Condos: ‘At Night, It’s A Ghost Town Down Here’

Merchants say they leased new space in Ward Village expecting to benefit from the proximity of hordes of condo-dwellers. Now they wonder where they are.

Local Artisans Are Thriving Amid Kakaako’s Condo Boom Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Local Artisans Are Thriving Amid Kakaako’s Condo Boom

If they make the right connections, artists, woodworkers and other creative types can benefit from the development of all those shiny skyscrapers.

Has Kakaako Gotten Too Fancy Even For IBM? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Has Kakaako Gotten Too Fancy Even For IBM?

The company will soon depart its landmark namesake building to make way for developer offices and model condos.

How A Big Mainland Developer Learned To Thrive In Hawaii Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

How A Big Mainland Developer Learned To Thrive In Hawaii

Howard Hughes Corp. seems to stay on course as it navigates burial grounds and being in the path of rail.

Is It Fair To Profit From Reselling Affordable Housing? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is It Fair To Profit From Reselling Affordable Housing?

The state considers new rules that would give it some of the equity when workforce units are resold. Opponents say that’ll do more harm than good.

New Honolulu Housing Aims To Help Artists ArtSpace

New Honolulu Housing Aims To Help Artists

A publicly funded affordable housing complex in Kakaako will offer low-cost units to artists.