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Noe Tanigawa
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Kaka‘ako Makai’s sidewalks are cleared of campers now, but where have they all gone? And, O‘ahu’s homeless youth just got $3.8 million from HUD for programs homeless youth will help develop. 

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

Honolulu welcomes an expected 300 mayors this week for the 87th U.S. Conference of Mayors.  Eight resolutions at the conference take aim at homelessness and housing affordability. They include one sponsored by Mayor Kirk Caldwell, who presides over one of the worst homeless situations in the country. That crisis is playing out on the streets in Kaka’ako, where major sweeps have been underway. 

Pu'uhonua o Waianae
Pu'uhonua o Waianae

In January, Loretta Yajima, board chairwoman of the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center warned the center may be forced to close due to drugs, filth and violence nearby in Kaka‘ako Makai. Sweeps of the homeless continue, but she says conditions have improved and the center will hold its popular Keiki Swap Meet Saturday, June 15, in the park.  

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The Kaka‘ako neighborhood of Honolulu is still in the early stages of its transformation,  but the changes have already been big. And that’s not just the size of the buildings.

The Conversation: Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Apr 2, 2018
Waikiki The Film

Chinese Labor in Saipan; Kauai’s Russian Fort; Kaka’ako Walking Tour; Waikiki the Movie

The Conversation: Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Aug 30, 2017
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Honolulu Council Chair on Rail; Food Innovation; History of Kakaako

Wayne Yoshioka

The first high-rise condominium in Ward Village was completed almost a year ago and is transforming the once light-industrial Kaka’ako District.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

Balancing Development and Culture: Sig Zane - Full Interview

Oct 24, 2016
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  If you’ve walked through Oahu’s Kaka'ako area, you know the place looks a lot different these days. Look around and you’ll see high rise and mixed use buildings under construction for a planned neighborhood, with residential units, shops and restaurants.  The identity that’s also emerging isn’t happening by accident. The Ward Village project of the Howard Hughes Corporation is leaving the sense of place to Hilo artist Sig Zane.

Ward Villages
Ward Villages

There’s a lot of new development coming to The Ward Village in Kaka‘ako.

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Wikipedia Commons

Construction is underway for a temporary shelter for homeless families near the Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park.  It’ll be located inside a 5,000-square-foot maintenance shed formerly used by the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority. Governor David Ige says the facility will be able to house around 15 families, each staying for a short duration before making the transition to more permanent housing.

Scott Morishige is the State Homeless Coordinator and says the space is designed to address the lack of shelter available for homeless families. 

State Postpones Park Closure Enforcement

Nov 13, 2015
Wayne Yoshioka

The state was scheduled to enforce park closure hours beginning last night for homeless campers in Kaka’ako and Kewalo.  But the estimated 130 overnight campers got a reprieve yesterday.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Daniel Ramirez / Flickr

Continuing developments in Kaka‘ako remain a focus for many groups in Honolulu. One of them is the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority—which has a new slate of board members on the job for about three months. And they’re already showing they may take a different approach to certain aspects of the development.  Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

Artspace Affordable Rentals in Kaka'ako

Dec 17, 2014
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A new construction project in Kaka’ako was unveiled today.  It’s one-fourth the height of a high-rise and targets individuals who earn 20-thousand dollars annually.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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This week, the Howard Hughes Corporation won approval from regulators for a project on the site of Ward Warehouse. The company is in the process of reshaping 60 acres of Kakaako. But that’s only part of the story of how this Texas-based company came to be a major player in Honolulu real estate. From Pacific Business News, Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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The Hawai’i Community Development Authority met one last time before the new Governor takes office and approved the development of two high rise towers in Kaka’ako.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.   

State Senate District 12 Race Focuses on Development

Oct 20, 2014
Wayne Yoshioka

Early Walk-In Voting starts tomorrow in Honolulu and   incumbent legislators who won their Primary Election challenges are expected to win re-election.  But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, one contest has been heated from the start.    

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Shops at the Ward Warehouse may make way for the next round of development in Kaka’ako.

HCDA Conducts Hearing for Kaka'ako Petitioners

Feb 19, 2014
Wayne Yoshioka

Kaka’ako residents residing next to the approved high rise known as “The Collection,” which will be built on the old CompUSA site, petitioned the State to reconsider the permit it issued for the project.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.     

Wayne Yoshioka

A State House Committee today passed 4 of the 7 bills introduced this session to restructure the Hawai’i Community Development Authority.  This following a day-long hearing Saturday involving many Kaka’ako residents who wanted the state agency abolished.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.    

Wayne Yoshioka

Hawai’i’s first large-scale Urban Garden was planted this weekend in Kaka’ako.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has been tracking the progress of this first and only garden of its kind in the state. 

The Gift from One Generation to the Next

Dec 24, 2013
Wayne Yoshioka

A New-Old Restaurant opened recently in Kaka’ako. It represents a bridge from Hawai’i’s culinary past and honors the gifts passed on by one generation to the next.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka explains. 

Kaka'ako Residents Fight to Keep their Views

Nov 18, 2013
Jesse Allen

The Royal Capitol Plaza condominium was the first residential project approved by the Hawaii Community Development Authority 28 years ago.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, a new project being proposed next door to R-C-P would totally block views on the Ewa side of the building and owners want the project stopped.