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Old Posted Jan 23, 2018, 1:38 PM
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OliverMcMillan to submit EA for Waikiki rental project later this month

https://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/...ki-rental.html

OliverMcMillan Inc. expects to submit a draft environmental assessment later this month for what will be the first new high-rise apartment project in decades, a 500-unit market-rate and affordable mixed-use rental project in the center of Waikiki on 2.5 acres of land owned by the Queen Emma Land Co.

The developer presented its plans for the project, with a working name of OM Kuhio, to the Waikiki Neighborhood Board Tuesday night. OliverMcMillan is seeking planned development-apartment for the project, which must be approved by the Honolulu City Council, and a Waikiki Special District permit before construction can start. The start of the project is being targeted for the summer of 2019, which is also around the time the developer's 65-year lease with Queen Emma Land Co. would commence. The building would open to tenants in 2021.

OliverMcMillan said that 20 percent of the approximate 500 units will be affordable for families earning 80 percent of the area median income for 15 years. The whole project is being geared toward local residents, especially people who currently work in Waikiki in the hospitality, restaurant, retail and entertainment industries, said Kris Hui, OliverMcMillan’s Honolulu-based director of development.

The project involves building a new 27-story, 285-foot tower on 1.6 acres bounded by Walina Street, Kuhio Avenue and Kanekapolei Street — which is currently a Food Pantry store on one corner and a vacant lot that was formerly the Makitti Hawaii restaurant and the Perry’s Smorgy restaurant before that *— that will have some 400 market-rate studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and 46 affordable studio units, with sizes ranging from 350 square feet to 1,200 square feet.

Solomon Cordwell Buenz is the design architect and Honolulu-based Benjamin Woo Architects is the project architect for the new building, which is being designed with a glass facade on the mauka and makai ends, and lanais are being planned for every unit.

The tower is planned to have a mauka-makai orientation, which means the long side will run along Kanekapolei Street, atop an 85-foot podium that will include two floors of retail facing Kuhio Avenue, parking and an amenity deck with a pool. While parking will be accessed from Walina Street, the Kanekapolei side of the building will have a lobby, porte cochère and drop-off area for tenants who use ride-sharing services and taxis. A storage area for bicycles and surfboards is planned for a space adjacent to the drop-off area, as well as a leasing office, which will be located off the lobby.

The current plan has space for seven commercial tenants, which will include a grocery store in the 20,000-square-foot second-floor space. OliverMcMillan is in negotiations with a local grocery tenant, but Hui declined to confirm whether it was Foodland Super Market, parent of the current Food Pantry tenant.

The street-level spaces will total about 16,000 square feet with a large lobby and escalator for the second-floor grocery tenant.

The plan also calls for an internal loading area for the grocery store and other retail and restaurant tenants, which will remove trucks and early-morning deliveries from the street, Hui said.

On the Diamond Head side of Kanekapolei Street, 54 units in three aging low-rise apartment complexes will receive a gut renovation and reopen as affordable rentals for tenants earning no more than 80 percent of the area median income, which in 2017 was $58,640 for a single person, $66,960 for a couple, $75,360 for a family of three or $83,680 for a family of four. Affordable rents for a studio would be limited, under the 2017 guidelines, to $1,466 for a studio, $1,570 for a one-bedroom and $1,884 for a two-bedroom apartment.

Market rent for a one-bedroom apartment, at today’s prices, would be in the range of $2,600 for a one-bedroom unit, according to OliverMcMillan executives in Honolulu.



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Old Posted Jan 23, 2018, 1:43 PM
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was walking by the Hale Mahana Collegiate Apartments project and took some quick photos. I apologize that the pictures I took weren't so great (I was in a hurry). Below are some renderings of the project as well.

20180119_134544 by heyholliday!, on Flickr

20180119_134607 by heyholliday!, on Flickr





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Old Posted Jan 31, 2018, 4:19 PM
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Maybe one of the locals can help with names/locations - some photos of newer construction in Honolulu:





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Thank you MayDay for posting those photos. I've moved from Hawaii a few months ago and I've been starving for updated reports or photos of new high-rises in Honolulu.

FYI for all those concerned the top photo is the recently completed "Anaha" luxury condo by the Howard Hughes Corporation and part of the award winning planned community of Ward Village ("Architectural Record", "The National Association of Home Builders") in the hot (building wise not climate) Kaka'ako district of the city of Honolulu.

The second photo from the top is also "Anaha" from another angle, but here in her background is the next tower being built by the Hughes Corp. called "Aeo" which is just a handful of floors from toping out.

The bottom photo is the rising tower named the "Kapiolani Residence", which is being built by SamKoo Pacific, a South Korean company. It is in the moderately price range and sold out very fast. SamKoo plans a simular high-rise just down the street and it will sell out fast too. Both theses towers are located the the Ala Moana area, a sub-district of Kaka'ako on it's westside bordering Waikiki. Ala Moana is named after the world's largest outdoor mall and America's most valueable mall ("Business Insider" website 1/30/2018), Ala Moana Center. This area is also a hot developing neighborhood with other high-rise proposals waiting for approval. The reason for this rise in construction, in the Ala Moana area, are the fairly recent and huge building zone variances awards if the delvelopers can prove that their buildings will suport ridership in nearby rail stations (simply stated). The new heavy rail project, now under construction, will end at Ala Moana Center.
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You’re welcome! I have photos of other construction projects and will try to upload asap. One thing I found odd - in Kaka’ako, on Queen Street there were new buildings going up right next to scruffy car repair shops and microbreweries but the street had no sidewalks.
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Old Posted Feb 12, 2018, 7:29 PM
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Yes it doesn’t look good now but developers always do sidewalk improvements last. Tha Kaka’ako District has a master plan and they have rebuilt whole blocks of new wider roads with new high capacity utilities underneath and wider sidewalks but lately they are just requiring the developers to make those improvements peacemeal, which makes for the ugly mix. We are all confident that it will all be built out nicely and the rate of the build out shows that it will happen.
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You’re welcome! I have photos of other construction projects and will try to upload asap. One thing I found odd - in Kaka’ako, on Queen Street there were new buildings going up right next to scruffy car repair shops and microbreweries but the street had no sidewalks.
Well first off the reason parts of Queen st. and some of the other roads in Kakaako have no sidewalks is due to the roads being privately owned by the Chun brothers (they own a portion of Queen St.) who are quickly becoming despised by many in the community. The state government is working towards either condemning the land using eminent domain or forcing private roads to upkeep their roads to city standards (adding sidewalks and keeping the roads paved). Its been an ongoing issue for several years and many residents in Kakaako including myself have been lobbying the State and County to do something about it. The Chun brothers crossed the line when they started charging business owners for parking and towing their customers cars. Hopefully by the time rail is in Kakaako they solve the dispute quickly.

You can read about it here in these articles (both are a little old and since then the state and county have made progress on figuring out what to do)

http://hawaiipublicradio.org/post/ro...treets-kakaako

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/1...f-queen-street

Another issue facing Kakaako development is that most those "scruffy auto repair shops" actually own the land and building they work in. It's not uncommon for light industrial businesses in Hawaii to own the land where their business operates. Usually what happens is once the business owners retire they pass it down to their kids and the kids either sell the land to a developer or they continue the business. If you were to ever look at a tax parcel map of Kakaako you would see that some areas in the neighborhood are divided into hundreds of little parcels. Its going to take a long time to consolidate the land in Kakaako. Another issue thats going slow down the process is there is such strong demand on Oahu for light industrial/warehousing space that many land owners may actually make more money keeping the land as is as opposed to selling it to a developer. Lets just say that Auto repair shops on Oahu are raking in a ton of money and many of the owners are backlogged with business. Many of them are patient and don't see any reason to sell the land anytime soon. Plus with the success of turning those warehouses in microbreweries/bars and clubs it may just be those many of those old buildings never get redeveloped but re-purposed instead. Some of the best new bars on Oahu are in old warehouses...
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Ae'o from two weeks ago:





Kapiolani Place - I'm guessing the Mana'olana Place will take up all the area where the one-story strip buildings are? Odd event when we were there - a lady pulling a wagon stopped in front of a former eyewear store and started throwing rocks, beach chairs, etc. at the glass.


Not sure what this project is:


And finally, saw this tower crane on Kalakaua but couldn't tell what it was for:
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Great photos

Thanks for posting the updates MayDay. You have an eye for new building construction . I see in your 1st photo the beautiful new glass towers in the area but an old and ugly street in the foreground. Don’t know if that’s a private stretch of the street, but either way the State should do something fast to fix it.

The 3rd photo is the Kapolani Residence and the contractor/architect/development team are doing a good job. Hopefully they’ll quickly move on down the road to do their 2nd tower together just a couple blocks away. You are right the Mana’olana Place will be built in the foreground but not sure how big the property is. That developer also has two high rises approved for this area but no word on construction start dates.

The next photo is the Ke Kilohana mid-income condo, same developer as the Aeo nearby. The developer has a couple more towers and a park approved for that area with land being cleared as we speak.

The last photo with a crane is a mystery to me also. Hope more readers in Honolulu can clear this up. It looks like a big renovation on a small tower but why a crane? And with such a valuable property why not rebuild higher?
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Here is a list of planned developments in Ala Moana

The Central Ala Moana (Planning)

The Central Ala Moana by heyholliday!, on Flickr

The Central Ala Moana 2 by heyholliday!, on Flickr

Hawaii Ocean Plaza (will be approved soon) - Hotel/Condo

snip_20170906092704 by heyholliday!, on Flickr

snip_20170906092619 by heyholliday!, on Flickr

ProsPac Tower (will be approved soon) - Condo

snip_20170906091548 by heyholliday!, on Flickr

The Manaolana Place Hotel and Residential Condominium Project (approved) - Mandarin Oriental Residence







1500 Kapiolani Blvd (Approved) - Hotel





Ala Moana TOD Master Plan



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Anaha on archdaily

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Nice projects going up in Honolulu. Lovely city, lovely skyline!
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Construction Update on Aeo (left) and Ke Kilohana (Right)

20180616_155857 by heyholliday!, on Flickr

Aeo

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Ke Kilohana

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New proposed development in Ala Moana - Sky Ala Moana (Condominium-Hotel)

I'm not sure about unit count or height. Height will most likely range from 400'-450'

web1_Sky-Ala-Moana-Rendering by heyholliday!, on Flickr
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Thanks for the updates. I do look the number of proposals but I kind of wish the architects would be a little more creative with their designs and shapes. There are way too many square/rectangular/box-shaped buildings in the city as is.

I'm still waiting for news on 690 Pohukaina too! The city needs some height.
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Thanks for the updates. I do look the number of proposals but I kind of wish the architects would be a little more creative with their designs and shapes. There are way too many square/rectangular/box-shaped buildings in the city as is.

I'm still waiting for news on 690 Pohukaina too! The city needs some height.
I wouldn't blame the architect alone. Bad and inflexible zoning laws and high land prices. From what I hear 690 is likely dead.
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