There’s a lot of new development coming to The Ward Village in Kaka‘ako.
The proposal for a mixed-use condominium called ‘A‘Ali‘i was submitted today to the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority. The location along Queen Street would add an additional 751 homes to the area with at least 100 of those units priced below market in accordance with the HCDA’s reserved housing program. Developers say the buildings pricing will be targeted towards people in the middle, higher than the affordable housing bracket, but lower than the luxury market.
The building is a small piece of a much larger redevelopment being executed by the Howard Hughes Corporation across their 60 acre planned community. Three mixed-use residential towers - Waiea, Anaha and Aeʻo, are currently under construction. The ground levels will host shops anchored by Longs Drugs and a flagship Whole Foods. The design was also planned around existing Hawaiian burial grounds in the area.
Community Development Vice President Todd Apo says the bigger picture is to create a walkable community where residents have easy access to the rail as well as the market and other activities.
Apo says if the project is approved…. construction to ‘A‘Ali‘i could begin late next year. The HCDA will conduct a public feedback session before the final plans are approved.