Construction on a $750 million, two-tower project on Kapiolani Boulevard is set to kick off in the second quarter of next year.
The project includes 78 affordable units on the 1.42-acre site at 1500 Kapiolani Blvd.
Developer Salem Partners got a special permit to allow it to build to 400 feet. The maximum height for the area is 250 feet.
The project will include two mixed-use towers, one at 400 feet and the other at 350 feet.
The towers will be connected by a bridge at the 35th floor.
Salem plans a total of 450 hotel and residential units at 1500 Kapiolani.
The site, bounded by Kapiolani and Makaloa Street, will also feature restaurants, retail shops, and gardens.
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