Two groups that oppose the state’s granting of a development permit for The Collection, Alexander & Baldwin’s planned 43-story condominium project in Kakaako, will get to voice their opinions at a hearing on Feb. 19, according to an agenda posted to the Hawaii Community Development Authority’s website.
The hearing, which will be held at the state agency’s office at 461 Cooke St., will include the Association of Apartment Owners of One Waterfront Tower, which is located near the proposed project, and Kakaako United, a nonprofit made up of Kakaako residents, as well as the landowner, Kamehameha Schools, and the developer, A&B.
The groups claim that the HCDA, which is in charge of overseeing the redevelopment of Kakaako, isn’t following its own rules that it has set for the area.
Each participant in the hearing, which is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., will be allowed 30 minutes to present its position and will have an opportunity to reply to the positions presented by others.
Sales began last summer for The Collection, a $200 million, 397-unit project at 604 Ala Moana Blvd. on the former site of CompUSA. It will feature a high-rise tower, mid-rise building, town homes, and retail shops and restaurants.