The Guidelines and Laws:
Here is page 171 of the LUO, Chapter 21, listing the Waikiki Special District Objectives.
Here is the City Council Ordinance 11-30, Bill 52 (2011) CD1 amending Chapter 21 of the LUO in respect of the WSD (which point out the DPP Director “shall” follow the guidelines).
Here are the Waikiki Special District Guidelines (see page 4) which addresses mauka/makai orientation for “all” new high-rises.
Here is the Honolulu Land Use Ordinance (LUO) regarding Special District Permit process.
Here is the full Honolulu Special Districts Land Use Ordinance.
Here are all the Honolulu Land Use Ordinance Amendments.
The Developer’s Reports
Here is the approval FONSI (Finding of No Significant Impact) from the DPP on the Developer’s EA report: Final EA (Environmental Assesment) report approval from DPP – Nov 26, 2012
Here is the Full Final EA report – (It’s a large download so wait for your browser to finish downloading it)
The DPP’s Decision / Approval
The DPP’s approval Decision can be Viewed Here, which includes the comments from the Design Advisory Committee (DAC), stating that they see “no compelling reason to contradict the WSD Guidelines“.