HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A local union is raising concerns about affordable housing units in a proposed Honolulu development.
The Star Advertiser reports two high-rises are planned for Sky Ala Moana, one with 90 affordable housing units.
It's set to be built at Kapiolani Boulevard and Keeaumoku Street, but Unite Here Local 5 says 31 of the affordable units are for those making up to 140 percent of the area median income.
That's 20 percent higher than a new city definition of affordable units.
Union members worry that the income requirement reduces the number of proposed affordable units.
Developer Avalon Group is also seeking a permit to build higher than what's currently allowed.
The city must submit its recommendation on the permit to the city council by August.