The Beat

Protests Begin Over A&B Development Project in Honolulu

·By civilbeat

Alexander & Baldwin Inc. wants to build a group of buildings in Kakaako, one of which will be 43 stories tall.

Dubbed “The Collection,” it’s part of the Hawaii Community Development Authority’s master plan to reinvigorate that segment of Honolulu with mixed-use development.

But as with most projects in Kakaako it’s not without controversy.

On Sunday, two groups made up of Kakaako residents said in a press release that they filed a petition Friday that fights HCDA’s approval of A&B’s project.

Among other things the group — consisting of e Association of Apartment Owners