State to demolish 50-year-old Kakaako building


An office/warehouse building in Kakaako that was built decades ago is being demolished to create open space in the growing Honolulu neighborhood.
The project is a rare sight since buildings demolished in the area mainly have been replaced by brand new, shiny mixed-use towers.
Located at 620 Coral St. near Lex Brodie's Tire Shop, the 7,297-square-foot building on 13,533-square-feet of land is owned by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp.
On Wednesday, the HHFDC filed a $664,000 building permit to demolish the building. Honolulu-based Belt Collins Ltd. is listed as a contractor for the project, which will add open space to the area as part of a requirement from the development of the nearby Pohulani elderly rental project.
The project is located across the street from Mother Waldron Park and near Stanford Carr Development's Halekauwila Place rental project.