Hawaii Construction Boom: New Developments Coming to Honolulu, North Shore, Central, West and Windward Oahu
New developments are changing the face of Honolulu—find out what’s coming.
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Ward Village: Waiea
The ample lap of luxury
The Howard Hughes Corp., whose long-term plan for low-slung Kakaako involves pulling it into the sky with 21 residential high-rises, is kicking off the campaign with a pair of towers across from the Ward Stadium 16 movie theaters. This one’s targeted at buyers in the uppermost tax brackets looking for plenty of elbow room. The smallest units will have 1,138 square feet, which is larger than some houses. Altogether, the 171 units will include a row of townhomes along Ala Moana Boulevard, plus 10 ultra-pricey penthouses. One lists for a walloping $20 million—reportedly a record asking price for a new condo unit in Hawaii.
Ward Village: Anaha
A wavy monument
This fraternal twin of the Waiea tower will be the same height as its sibling—400 feet—but have more down-to-earth prices (and two extra floors, thanks to lower ceilings). Seventy-three townhomes and flats will line the street, while the tower will hold 238 one- to three-bedroom units. Its distinctive stacks-of-wavy-glass design could make this building a landmark for miles around, or at least until it’s lost among the score of other high-rises Howard Hughes plans to build around it.
1108 Auahi St., $470K and up, 38 stories, 2016
Apartments for rent
Across Ward Avenue from Sports Authority (which will be replaced by a high-rise itself, someday), this 424-unit tower is being built by The Howard Hughes Corp. to satisfy its obligation to create “workforce housing” in Kakaako. The building’s elegant lines may belie its proletarian mandate, but don’t be fooled—nobody gets a lanai. Instead, architects have created “two large voids” where residents will find common areas featuring ocean views and fresh air. The start of construction will follow pending sales of Howard Hughes’ Waiea and Anaha towers.
44 stories, 2016
Ward Village: Anaha.
Tomorrow’s high density today
If anyone minds that five nearby high-rises will block much of this rising tower’s ocean views, it’s apparently not the buyers. They snapped up all 341 units last summer, before the ninth floor was even poured. In Waihonua’s favor, it’s a half block from Ala Moana Center, it’s pet friendly and its mauka views are more or less unobstructed. Such high-density blocks of high-rises will eventually be the norm in Kakaako. Waihonua just got in on it early.
1189 Waimanu St., $400K–$700K, 43 stories, 2016
A variety pack
As part of Kamehameha Schools’ “Our Kakaako” development plan, this 396-foot tower is set to arise on the block once occupied by CompUSA. Eventually, the block will feature a collection of new-urbanist abodes, including townhomes and four-story mid-rise condos. But first up is this high-rise, with 397 one- to three-bedroom units. For the artists and other creative types who’ve laid claim to the block across the street, The Collection is a harbinger of the higher rents to come. As far as they’re concerned, the building may as well be named The Gentrification.
600 Ala Moana Blvd., $300K–$700K, 43 stories, 2017