05/08/2014 01:44 pm ET Updated May 08, 2014

Legislative Changes Aren't Slowing The Pace Of Kakaako Development

PF Bentley/Civil Beat

A new law aimed at reforming the Hawaii Community Development Authority, the state agency that manages development in Kakaako, is a victory for Kakaako residents who spent months protesting the approval of new high rises in their neighborhood last year.

But despite their legislative success, development in Kakaako is likely to equal or exceed last year's pace, when the agency approved six new projects in the 600-acre district.

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