Shops at the Ward Warehouse may make way for the next round of development in Kaka’ako.
The Howard Hughes Corporation which owns and manages the land and has submitted a permit application to the Hawaii Community Development Authority to replace the mall with two luxury high-rises. Low rise townhouses fronting Ala Moana Boulevard and retail space are also planned. If the proposals go through, most of the retail center would be demolished in late 2015. George O’Hanlon is the General Manager of the Liquor Collection, one of Ward’s oldest tenants. He says this is not the first time a developer has tried to level the area.
The first public hearing on the new development is scheduled for October 1st at noon in the HCDA conference room.