Ala Wai Harbor can thrive without tower
As a Waikiki property owner, I am interested in the redevelopment plans for several parcels at the Ala Wai Harbor.
If a high-rise building is built on any of these parcels, many local people will suffer a financial disaster. Alternatively, an opportunity exists: Redevelop the area to include a village of businesses that would support the public and marina with restaurants, entertainment and harbor support using buildings no taller than 15 feet.
In past visits to Cabo San Lucas, my wife and I frequented the marina there, where small businesses attract many people who dine and enjoy the marina.
Multiple-story building are not needed to accomplish a marriage between the visitors and the people of the marina. I hope the people who decide what happens at the Ala Wai Boat Harbor will seize this opportunity.
Ron Derr Waikiki