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Details unveiled for another residential project in Kakaako

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:51 p.m. HST, Feb 26, 2014

Kamehameha Schools and Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii Inc. shared details of another piece of residential development in Kakaako Wednesday that is expected to add 183 homes in two mid-rise buildings in early 2016.

The project called 400 Keawe will be made up of a six-story condominium with 95 units developed by Castle & Cooke, and a seven-story apartment building with 88 rentals developed by Kamehameha Schools.

The roughly $60 million project will also include a 14,500-square-foot plaza and a 24,000-square-foot building for retail use.

The project site is a 2.8-acre parcel bounded by Auahi and Pohukaina streets, One Waterfront Towers and Keawe Street.

Tenants on the half block -- including Alu Like, nonprofit volleyball institute Ka Ulu-koa, J's BBQ and Hawaiian Beauty Products Ltd. -- began receiving notices in June that they would have to relocate to make way for development.

All structures on the site will be demolished except for the Alu Like building, which will be converted for retail use.

The 400 Keawe project is part of a Kamehameha Schools master plan that is called Our Kaka'ako and involves nine contiguous blocks slated for 2,750 housing units, mostly in seven towers, and 300,000 square feet of commercial space.

Construction on 400 Keawe is projected to begin by the end of the year and finish in early 2016 if permit approval is received from the Hawaii Community Development Authority, the state agency regulating development in Kakaako.

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control wrote:
Oh great, another place that most of us can't afford. And still no word on how they will be improving the infrastructure in the area, yet overdevelopment is rampant. But I'm sure the investors love you guys, just that us local joes can't live in the area. hmm, just like another Waikiki, another place that I will avoid.
on February 26,2014 | 11:20AM
PokeStop wrote:
What schools will the kids be attending? No elementary schools within 2 miles of this area. Nearest schools are Kaahumanu by Piikoi/Beretania St., Royal School by Punchbowl/Vineyard, or Lincoln School next to Roosevelt High.
on February 26,2014 | 12:10PM
KekoaBradshaw wrote:
Where's the closest supermarket? What happens if a resident discovers at 10:00 p.m. that they're out of milk and need to run out to buy some for the kids' breakfast. Pacific Resource Partnership, HCDA and Bishop Estate all talk about a "new vision" of urban living, car-free, where you can bicycle all around and get to know your neighbors while your patronizing the closest boutique. What baloney! Planned development should start with infrastructure such as adequate schools and grocery shopping (not a weekly "Open Market where you can buy high-priced designer produce aimed at upsacle childless yuppies).
on February 26,2014 | 12:59PM
PCWarrior wrote:
They'll put a supermarket in there for sure.
on February 26,2014 | 03:47PM
Solara wrote:
That's a great point. The schools you mentioned are already jam packed and can't accept any more children.
on February 26,2014 | 01:20PM
GeoDiva wrote:
The people who can afford to live here, either will be older and retired or can afford private school.
on February 26,2014 | 01:37PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
This is an excellent project. I agree that the DOE has to get moving and specify what school facilities are needed. KS has agreed to kick in big bucks for an elementary school but it's up to the DOE to make the call.
on February 26,2014 | 12:15PM
MKN wrote:
@Maneki_Neko: Like I said yesterday, good luck getting the DOE to make the call. They are always a day late and a dollar short on decisions that should be pretty obvious like this one. With over 20 residential high rises scheduled to be built over the next 5-10 years, this should already be in the planning stages where they have identified a site for the new school and working to get the approvals done along with funding from the legislature and yet we hear nothing from them.
on February 26,2014 | 12:56PM
rbummer wrote:
The DOE DID have a site identified in the Kakaako area for an elementary school. HCDA took the site and is developing 690 Pohukaina with 2 residential towers, one being over 500 ft.. Check out the BAFO: http://dbedt.hawaii.gov/hcda/690-pohukaina/ You can't blame the DOE for this one...
on February 26,2014 | 04:20PM
Rapanui00 wrote:
Insanity plain and simple - Its so sickening that Kam schools and PRP are going to once again destroy whats left of the island. We can not sustain any more development and Kam schools should be ashamed of themselves with this type of vision, wasn't their partnership with Monsanto enough?
on February 26,2014 | 12:58PM
Mythman wrote:
Quote from Kam Schools lawyer: "We want a Hawaiian nation". Why, so they can do more of this. Notice he didn't say" "we want justice for the native Hawaiian marginalized by us and others starting in 1959".
on February 26,2014 | 01:23PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
In secrecy KSBE is going to give a rent break to all who graduate from The Kamehameha Schools.
on February 26,2014 | 04:04PM
kekelaward wrote:
That's good, cause they don't give the kids of graduates any break concerning admission (unless you were a sports star of course).
on February 26,2014 | 04:42PM
iwanaknow wrote:
I gotta visit here before June, before it's all just memories.
on February 26,2014 | 01:29PM
aomohoa wrote:
Oh yes, I have seen all the wonderful commercials. It's going to be so wonderful for the Middle Class to live in the city. Good, keep them there. No more sprawl.
on February 26,2014 | 03:56PM
Wazdat wrote:
What a joke. PAVE and over build till we sink? Wake UP protect the aina and stop the GREED
on February 26,2014 | 08:58PM
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