New mixed-use residential project in Kakaako

Artist's rendering of 400 Keawe.

Photo: Courtesy of Kamehemeha Schools

Kamehameha Schools today announced that it is collaborating with Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii Inc. to develop a mixed-use project in Kakaako that will add a total of 183 housing units to the island’s urban housing market. The project will be located on the block bound by Auahi, Keawe and Pohukaina streets, and is planned to be completed in 2016. This will be the fourth project offering middle-class housing for local residents in the area.

On the makai end of the block, the Castle & Cooke project 400 Keawe will occupy 1.52 acres and include a 65-foot, six-story mixed-use building with 75 market priced and 20 reserved housing units in one- to three- bedroom floor plans ranging from the low $400,000s to mid $700,000s. The building will be wrapped with 10,000 square feet of commercial space that will be integrated with the liveable and walkable neighborhood.

Kamehameha Schools is developing the remainder of the 2.81-acre block and has planned for a 65-foot building comprised of four floors of residential rental units and three levels of parking. The 88 residential units will include 40 studios, 16 one-bedroom units, 16 one bedroom units with dens, eight two-bedroom units, and eight three-bedroom units – all of which will be rented to middle-income Hawaii residents.

The two-story, 24,000-square foot building at 458 Keawe, formerly used by Alu Like, will be retained and used as commercial space.

When it’s completed, the entire block will have more than 28,600 square feet of open, public areas that will feature a 14,500-square foot plaza, abundant bicycle parking, a doggie run, mid-block pedestrian passage and activated streetscapes. It will also serve as a public pathway to and from the future Honolulu rail transit station located one block away on Halekauwila Street. All open areas will be finished with specialty paving, landscaping that includes native species, and shaded by canopy trees.

For more information on 400 Keawe and to sign up for updates, visit and register for Castle & Cooke’s Web Advantage Program.

For more information on Kamehameha Schools' Kakaako master plan and a list of events, retailers and restaurants, visit