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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.

A ‘No-Brainer’: Honolulu Streets Should Be for the People, Not the Cars Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A ‘No-Brainer’: Honolulu Streets Should Be for the People, Not the Cars

An amendment to make the city denser and more walkable around planned rail stations might also increase the number of sidewalk cafes.
Over a Dozen People Leave Kakaako Homeless Encampment for Shelter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Over a Dozen People Leave Kakaako Homeless Encampment for Shelter

The state helped two families, one couple and four single adults leave their tents for temporary shelter in Waipahu.
City Council Loosens Ohana Unit Rules to Boost Rental Housing Stock Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Loosens Ohana Unit Rules to Boost Rental Housing Stock

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is expected to unveil his final housing strategy this month after a year of analysis.
Curt Sanburn: What’s Behind All the New Blue Glass in Honolulu? Curt Sanburn

Curt Sanburn: What’s Behind All the New Blue Glass in Honolulu?

“It’s an exciting time for glass technology,” says a 25-year veteran of island architecture.
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