State agencies look to redevelop Honolulu property

State agencies look to redevelop Honolulu property

HONOLULU (AP) - Two state agencies are moving forward with an $80 million plan to redevelop an aging juvenile detention center building in Honolulu to include space for affordable housing.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the state Judiciary, which controls the 1.5-acre site, and the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. are looking to build an 18-story tower above the juvenile facilities.

The proposed development would include 180 residential apartments for low-income families and new facilities for troubled youth.

The state-owned property includes a counseling and rehabilitation facility that houses youth offenders and another operation teaches juveniles on probation about accountability.

The two agencies have proposed putting up their own funds for the redevelopment project. Gov. David Ige included $1.5 million in this year's state budget for the design work.

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