Andrew Gomes (editor of the Star Advertiser) wrote a good article on the DPP public hearing. Several people who testified were quoted.
It’s in the Money section front page. Here’s the excerpt:
Condotel a “tombstone”, opponents say
A planned 37-story, $180 million tower in Waikiki is blasted at a hearing for its proposed orientation
By Andrew Gomes
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 13, 2013
Representatives of the city Department of Planning and Permitting got more than an earful of negative comments at a public hearing Tuesday about the orientation of a planned $180 million condominium-hotel tower proposed for Waikiki.
The project known as 2121 Kuhio, or The Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach, was derided as a tombstone, an ugly wall, a sore thumb, a monstrosity, a win-lose proposition and a bad precedent by some of the two dozen community members who almost unanimously opposed the design of the 37-story tower. (See the link below for the full article)…
You can read the full article here: (an online account is required – well worth it)
Star Advertiser Article: http://www.staradvertiser.com/s?action=login&f=y&id=190976861
You can also see a few of the Testimonies given Here.