801 South Street lottery announces winners but lawsuit may prevent constructionUPDATED 7:58 PM HST Mar 29, 2014Video Transcript
A piece of Kakaako -- that's what hundreds of buyers were hoping to win at the lottery of 801 south street's condos. But--- a lawsuit filed yesterday is aimed at stopping the development of Tower B. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa has the latest from today's lottery. 23-26 27-31 58-101 121-125 nat number calling Each green ticket called places 500 applicants for 801 South St. Building B in a number order. Whoever gets number one gets first pick and so on for the 410 units up for sale. 445 I WAS LIKE YAY THAT'S MY NUMBER! 555 ITS LIKE YOU ACHIEVE SOMETHING BIG IT'S LIKE A MILESTONE IM GROWING UP IM GOING TO BE A HOMEOWNER NOW 602 2039 THE LOTTERY NUMBERS WILL BE POSTED ONLINE BY NOON TOMORROW. BUT THERE WERE SOME HOOTS AND HOLLERS FROM PEOPLE WHO CAME HERE TODAY TO HEAR THEIR NUMBER GET CALLED. 2050 - -BRIDGE But, this could all be for nothing...if those suing to stop the development of Tower B get their way. On Friday..Royal Capitol Plaza Association of apartment owners sued The Hawaii Community Development Authority to halt the building from being constructed. 56 ITS GOING TO ADD ANOTHER 46 STORY STRUCTURE DESTROY SOME OF THE HAWAII NEWS BUILDING WE DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH WHICH IS AN HISTORIC STRUCTURE 2308 AND IT'S GOING TO ADD ANOTHER 700 PARKING STALLS TO THE AREA WHICH IS ALREADY TOO CONGESTED 2312 HCDA assured the developers that their permits are valid and everything is in working order. 1344 WE UNDERSTAND THAT THERES A HANDFUL OF NEIGHBORS THAT ARE CONCERNED THAT THEIR VIEWS WILL BE BLOCKED AND IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO DENY 400 FAMILIES THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY A HOME IN TOWN THAT THEY SO DESPERATELY WANT AND NEED 1359 For now the development continues .. the building is set to be completed in two years. The pricing of the units is aimed at meeting the needs of middle class working families. Building A sold out in a matter of weeks..developers expect the same for building B. Home buyers are set to select their units next week in order of their lottery number. Nana Ohkawa KITV4 News.