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Developer moves forward with plans to replace Ward Warehouse

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KAKAAKO, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A plan to build luxury high-rise towers where Ward Warehouse stands is becoming more of a reality.

The Howard Hughes Corporation applied for initial permits to move forward with the Gateway Towers project across from Kewalo Harbor. That also means the 40-year-old shopping center – home to dozens of small businesses -- would be torn down.

A spokesperson said timing of construction depends on the number of units sold. So far, more than 1,000 are under contract throughout the 60-acre Ward Village.

The Gateway Towers are designed to restore a freshwater spring that runs through the area and open the view to the ocean.

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