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July 20, 2023

Downtown Honolulu Revitalization Efforts

Commercial office spaces continue to suffer effects from the pandemic. Across the mainland and Hawaii, partial or entire office buildings sit empty.

Efforts are being made to revitalize Downtown Honolulu, where commercial office spaces are being converted partially or fully to residential properties. Boutique shops and restaurants are being courted to help revitalize a struggling, once-bustling urban hub.

One example is the Davies Pacific Center, purchased by Avalon Group, which is slated to become a residential condominium. It’s a solution to struggling office spaces, especially in Hawaii, where adding more housing options is always in demand. Driving through downtown, you’ll see other projects wrapping up as well, many residential.

As the pandemic continues to shape the future of work, the conversion of commercial office spaces to residential properties is likely to become more common in Honolulu and other cities across the country.

March 15, 2023

New Ward Village Residential Tower “Launiu” Files Permit Application

Launiu Ward Village

Launiu Ward Village may be soon coming to Honolulu’s skyline as one of Howard Hughes’ high-rise condominium projects in Kaka`ako. The proposed project would include 486 residential units split between a high-rise structure and podium building. In addition, nearly 40,000 sq.ft. of commercial and restaurant space is planned at the street level of the project.

928 Ala Moana Boulevard is the proposed address, sitting at the Ewa corner of Ward Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard. This Howard Hughes project will be situated at the west-end of the award-winning master planned community, adjacent to Ulana Ward Village.

The project is still early in its approval process with the city. If you’d like to register your interest and be one of the first to find out information as details emerge, please contact Sachi Hawaii: (808) 596-8801 | info@sachihawaii.com

February 23, 2023

Kuilei Place Sales Gallery Opens at Ala Moana Center

If you’re in the market for a new-construction condominium in the heart of Honolulu, it might be time to take a look at Kuilei Place. Established developer Kobayashi Group, responsible for some of Honolulu’s most iconic and well-respected condominiums including Park Lane, Hokua, One Ala Moana, and Capitol Place, is developing a new high-rise project near the Kapiolani Boulevard and Date Street intersection.

The project will be comprised of one, two, and three bedroom residences, and put you squarely in the heart of Honolulu, nearby the Ala Moana Area, Kapahulu, and Kaimuki. When completed, the project will have 1,005 total residences, and will be split up between Affordable Housing properties that follow the HCDA affordable housing rules, and Market-Rate properties.

Affordable Residences
• 148 One-Bedroom Residences
• 382 Two-Bedroom Residences
• 73 Three-Bedroom Residences

Market-Rate Residences
• 9 Live-and-Work Lofts
• 54 One-Bedroom Residences
• 253 Two-Bedrooms Residences
• 86 Three-Bedrooms Residences

Amenities Will Include:
• 24/7 Security
• 5 Private Clubrooms
• Two Fitness Centers
• Multiple Reservable BBQ Cabanas
• 11 Outdoor BBQ Grills
• Resort-Style Pool with Lap Lanes
• Two Playgrounds
• Walking Paths & Lawn Areas
• Two Dog Parks
• Bike & Surfboard Storage
• EV Fast Charging Stations
• Ample Guest Parking
• + More

Kuilei Place will be at 2599 Kapiolani Boulevard. Home owners association (HOA) fees are projected to be 68-cents per square foot.

The sales gallery is currently open at Ala Moana Center on the 3rd level Ewa Wing.

If you’re interested in visiting the sales gallery or are looking for more information on Kuilei Place, please feel free to contact Sachi Hawaii:
(808) 596-8801 or info@sachihawaii.com

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