Kakaako is in a rapid growth phase. We are concerned "workforce housing" is becoming a loophole that allows HCDA to increase density and modify existing regulations set forth in chapter 217 Mauka Area Rules and Plan, even at the expense of existing buildings.
Specifically, MJF Development Corp., the developer of 803 Waimanu, proposes: 1) A 232 foot tower on a lot with an allowed maximum height of 65 feet; 2) A Side Yard set-back of 40 feet when the minimum is 80 feet; 3) A mauka-makai zoning distance of 82 feet when the minimum is 300 feet. There has been no analysis of traffic, sewer, water, and other infrastructure impacts. We fear that setting a bad precedent here will allow it to occur again and again in our neighborhood.
While we support Workforce Housing and smart development in Kaka'ako, we do not want a building that breaks the rules and sacrifices the quality of life of the residents who already call this area home.
We ask that you sign this petition to stop the development of 803 Waimanu; and tell HCDA and the Governor to follow the Mauka Area Rules.