Howard Hughes Corp sued by Hawaii condo owners for low-balling maintenance expenses, building code violations and construction defects
Local residents in a new condominium tower at Ward Village in Kakaako on Oahu, Hawaii, have sued the project’s developer, Howard Hughes Corporation, over alleged maintenance expense low-balling, building code violations and construction defects. The statement from board members states condo owners don’t have the resources to fix the problems and felt they had to take legal action after an unsuccessful effort to resolve issues with the developer. Read more here.
This article chronicles the history of the struggle to save the unique history of the South Street Seaport and New York itself against the economic push to commercialize and turn profits.
In 2014 the Seaport Working Group (SWG) met over a period of ten weeks to discuss the parameters of development in the South Street Seaport Historic District. Here are the "Guidelines & Principles" that the group produced. More information about the SWG is available at the Manhattan Community Board 1 website. Learn More.
The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) responded to a letter from elected officials and made it clear that HHC only owns 341,000 sf of air rights and 685,000 sf are owned by the city on other sites. The letter shows that the building that HHC has proposed on 250 Water St is three times larger than what they could build given the current ownership and zoning. HHC’s proposal would require multiple ULURPs and the sale of city owned air rights.
In a thorough and insightful article, Allison C. Meier describes the tumultuous history and struggles of the South Street Historic District to maintain its storied and historic nature faced with natural, economic and commercial threats.