A judge has ordered a halt to the development of a new Kakaako condo.
First Circuit Court Judge Karl Sakamoto ruled that the Hawaii Community Development Authority failed to follow the state historic preservation law for the second tower at 801 South St.
The new towers are being constructed at the site of the old Honolulu Advertiser building.
HCDA most now complete the process of historic preservation before the project can continue.
Lindsey Doi, Compliance Assurance and Community Outreach Officer, Hawaii Community Development Authority, released the following statement:
“We don’t generally comment on issues like this one which are pending litigation, but I can tell you that site preparation work was underway at 801 South St. Building B, before the Court’s ruling last Friday. That work proceeded with an HCDA issued demolition permit. It is our understanding that actual building construction on Phase 2 on the site has not yet begun. HCDA will, of course, comply with the Court’s ruling.”
The development has already drawn a lot of interest from the community.
Developer Marshall Hung said Wednesday that all 401 units in Building B had been sold to Hawaii residents.