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The Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki
Our neighborhood has spoken and nobody’s listening.
As you probably know, the Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki (also called the 2121 / 2139 Kuhio project) is under construction less than 500 feet from your building. When complete, the two 350-foot towers will have 554 condotel rooms. The towers and the 8-story structure running between them form a massive wall along Kuhio Avenue, obstructing views and changing the nature of the neighborhood. There will be just 328 parking stalls for the owners of those 554 units, hotel guests, hotel workers, grocery store patrons, people dining in the project’s restaurants, people shopping at the Luxury Row complex, and the rest of the general public. Meanwhile, the project has taken away 172 parking stalls that were there before.
Over the past four years, people who live and work in our neighborhood have raised concerns about this project to the City Council, the Department of Planning and Permitting and the Planning Commission. Even though they worked hard raising their concerns to public officials, the project was approved anyway and many of the concerns were never addressed.
The Waikiki Neighborhood Board voted 13 to 1 to oppose the second tower of this project, but the tower still got approved.
 Based on Developer’s Public Report No. 7539 for Tower 2, pg. 6 and Developer’s Public Report No. 7349 for Tower 1, pg. 6
Take action. Be Heard.
Now the developer wants more. But why should the developer keep getting what they want while the community is ignored? Now is the time to be heard, to protect our neighborhood.
The Department of Planning and Permitting is holding a hearing about whether to give two more permits (a Planned Development-Resort permit and a Special District Permit) to the developer of the Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki:
- Tell the DPP you oppose any more permits for this project via email. This form will send an email to the City of Honolulu’s Department of Planning and Permitting.
- Come to the Department of Planning and Permitting Hearing on Monday, April 25 at 1:30a at the Mission Memorial Auditorium (550 South King Street, Honolulu, HI)