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Urbanguy Nov 21, 2003 8:18 AM

HONOLULU | Projects Thread
Under Construction:

1-Hokua Tower: 40 stories @ 418 ft. (2005)
2-Ko'olani: 47 stories (2006)
3-Moana Pacific East Tower: 46 stories @ 400 ft. (2006)
4-Lanikea at Waikiki: 30 stories @ 300 ft. (2005)
5-215 North King Street: 23 stories
6-Moana Pacific West Tower: 46 stories @ 400 ft. (2006)
7-Ko'Olina Beach Club 2: 12 stories

*more to come!


1-Waikikian Tower: 38 stories (2005)
2-Nine O Nine Kapi'olani: 35 stories @ 332 ft. (2007)
3-Ewa Tower Ward Village: 17 stories
4-Kulana Hale Apartments II: 15 stories
5-Keola Lai: 42 stories @ 387 ft. (2008)
6-Watermark Waikiki: 37 stories @ 350 ft. (2007)
7-Capitol Place: 39 stories @ 400 ft? (2007)


1-World Trade Center Hawaii: 31 stories @ 400 ft.
2-Puaena: 28 stories
3-Outrigger Beach Walk Tower: 350 ft.
4-2121 Kuhio Avenue: 28 stories @ 300 ft.
5-Kapi'olani Akahi C.C. Retirement Community: 26 stories @ 294 ft. (2005)
6-800 Nu'uanu Condominiums: 21 stories @ 220 ft. (2006)
7-Royal Kahili Tower: 16 stories @ 208 ft. (2006)
8-The Pinnacle Honolulu: 35 stories @ 350 ft - 400 ft?
9-Iwilei Elderly Housing: 13 stories
10-Donald Trumps Luxury Condo
11-Possible Old Honolulu Advertiser site Tower
12-3D Investments Condo Tower: 22 stories
13-A&B Kaka'ako Waterfront Residential Project Towers I: 20 stories
14-A&B Kaka'ako Waterfront Residential Project Towers II: 20 stories
15-A&B Kaka'ako Waterfront Residential Project Towers III: 20 stories
16-Centex Destination Properties - luxury beachfront mid-rise condominium at Ko Olina Resort & Marina - 247-units

*More to come!!


1-25 stories Kaka'ako Project - the land owner sold the property, not sure what's going to happened to it now?
2-Pacific Quay Office Tower - The Pacific Quay project looks like it will turn into waterfront lofts instead of two towers.
3-Pacific Quay Hotel Tower

Under 12 stories:

Proposed (that I put together so far):

1-Waikiki Palms - 116 units @ 6 stories
2-Lofts @ Waikiki - 36 units @ 6 stories
3-250-room all-suite business hotel @ Honolulu Harbor @ 4-8 stories

Portion of post below is the original post, portion above is an edited-in list of current era projects. . .

Here are a few of the new residential projects getting busy in the HI-Town........

Hokua Tower - Breaks ground Friday 21 Nov 2003

Koolani U/C? or soon to be

Lanikea U/C built by 2005?

Stay tuned for more,well as the renderings become available for other projects down here :)

Matace Nov 21, 2003 11:52 PM

They look beautiful, especially the first one. What other things are happening in Honolulu?

Urbanguy Nov 22, 2003 1:47 AM

^Theres a lot of stuff going on, however i only have a few renderings

Here's a quick rundown of stuff i've found for Honolulu so far....

Approved U/C:

1 Koolani
*400ft? 45 story - (370-unit) luxury condominium
>Set to begin construction Jan 2004

2 Lanikea >U/C (Completed by 2005)
*300 ft - (100-unit) two-bedroom, fee simple condominium development

3 Hokua >U/C (Completed by 2005)
*400 ft - (250-unit) luxury condominium

4 Waikikian Tower (Completed by 2005)
*38 stories

5 Kulana Hale Apartments II
*15-16 stories (162-unit)

6 Kapi'olani Akahi Continuing Care Retirement Community (Completed by 2005)
*294 ft

7 Moana Pacific - Evershine Residential Project I
46 story (350-unit)

8 Moana Pacific - Evershine Residential Project II
46 story (350-unit)
*Sales to start early next year. Construction as soon as Jan. currently awaiting permit approval.


1 Emerald Tower
*33 stories (230-unit)

2 Pacific Quay Office Tower
(200,000 sq ft)

3 Pacific Quay Hotel Tower

4 Unnamed Project
(200-unit) - tower over looking Honolulu Harbor

5 Outrigger Beach Walk Hotel
*27 stories

6 Kakaako Project
*25 stories

7 800 Nu'uanu Avenue (2006)
*220ft 21 stories (189-unit)

8 World Trade Center Hawaii (2006?)
*400 ft

9 Iwilei Elderly Housing
*13 stories
>Housing and Community Development Corp. of Hawai'i's (residential complex for the elderly) - near the old O'ahu Railway & Land Terminal building

10 215 North King Street (Aala Site Condominiums) A
*23 stories - (251-unit) tower
>Downtown Affordables downtown residential condominium project

Thats what i have so far i'll be posting some renderings as they become available


World Trade Center Hawaii 2006?

Koolina Beach Club - time share project

Theres a bunch more but unfortunately a Construction Project thread that i created got deleted :( So a lot of info was lost

Gulcrapek Nov 22, 2003 2:10 AM

That's a hell of a lot of stuff. And it all pretty much looks great.

Urbanguy Nov 22, 2003 2:13 AM

Looks like the city is starting to put a little more love in to what they design/build compared to some of the stuff they built back in the 70s & 80s :nuts:

M II A II R II K Nov 22, 2003 2:15 AM

Hopefully that transforms the look of it's urban environment :)

Urbanguy Nov 22, 2003 2:17 AM

^I think these projects will really make a difference and another cool thing is that they will be mixed use so the retail, restaurants, and whatever else they add will add to the pedestrian experience and activity in the area

CTroyMathis Nov 22, 2003 4:26 AM

Fan-freakin-tastic. It's good to have you back down in Hono to give us the latest scoop. Thanks, lookin' good.

Urbanguy Nov 22, 2003 4:52 AM

^Your welcome, now hopefully as these buildings start to take shape i'll be able to go and take some pics and post their progress :D

bobdreamz Nov 22, 2003 5:53 AM

great thread Urbanguy...nice to see what is happening in the first seems like a lot of cities that build residential highrises are starting to move towards the blue/green glass facades that is so popular in Vancouver now...less balconies (or mainly embedded ones) and more floor to ceiling glass giving it a smooth facade.
Any new tallest on the horizon?

Urbanguy Nov 22, 2003 7:04 AM

^Unfortunately theres no news of a new tallest :( because of the strict height limits, although i think that the two residential towers proposed right across the street from me are supposed to be the largest in the area so its possible that they may exceed 400ft which only two others have been allowed to do so, so far: First Hawaiian Center 429ft/438ft? & Nauru Tower 418ft

Urbanguy Nov 25, 2003 3:26 AM

Here's some other stuff i found....

Daewoo Residential Development (Leftside) - status unkown - Emerald Tower (Rightside pic) - Proposed 230 units

Park Place Residential Development - status unkown

Unity Office Tower Complex - status unkown

Urbanguy Nov 25, 2003 6:49 PM

Chinatown condo project moves forward

A new condominium project on Nu'uanu Avenue in the Chinatown Special Design District is moving forward with the release of a draft environmental assessment today, but the developer says the odds of the tower ever being built are about 50-50.

Intracorp San Diego President Keith Fernandez said his company is still studying the feasibility of the project and went ahead with the environmental assessment so it would not lose any time in escrow with property owner Bank of Hawaii.

"The construction costs are high, and we are still trying to assess where the revenue will be," Fernandez said. "We are waiting for some revised construction numbers."

The Intracorp project is one of three residential high-rises in the planning stages in downtown/Chinatown, but all face either financial or planning obstacles and may never be built.

Bank of Hawaii, which had shelved its plan to build an office tower on the Nu'uanu site, has been trying for about three years to sell the property, which is valued at $7.7 million by the city.

According to the environmental assessment, the project, called 800 Nu'uanu Condominiums, would take up the entire one-acre block bounded by Smith Street, Nimitz Highway, Nu'uanu Avenue and Marin Street in the makai precinct of the Chinatown special district.

The 21-story building would have 189 condominium units with three-and-a-half levels of parking and ground-floor retail space. The tower would be 220 feet tall, 30 feet less than the 250-foot limit in the area.

The one- and two-bedroom fee simple units would sell for $300,000 to $600,000.

Fernandez said a decision on moving forward will be made in the next 60 days to 90 days.

Estimated construction time is about 30 months, with completion expected by mid-2006.

A public hearing on the project will be triggered when the developer files an application for a permit under the requirements of the Chinatown Special District, said Anthony Ching, of the city Department of Planning and Permitting, Urban Design Branch.

Another project has been proposed by a group called Downtown Affordables, which plans a 23-story building with 251 one- and two-bedroom units on North King Street where the 'A'ala parking lot sits.

The third project is a $35 million, 13-story elderly affordable housing residence near the historic O'ahu Railway & Land Terminal building financed through the state Housing and Community Development Corp.

Both developments could be killed or forced to redesign if a proposed expansion of the Chinatown Special District is approved by the City Council.

The bill seeks to expand the district by 20 acres into Iwilei, adding 'A'ala Park, the OR&L train station and the Tong Fat Co. building on North King Street.

The plan would reduce the building height limit from 150 feet in one area and 200 feet in another down to 80 feet.

The 800 Nu'uanu Condominiums project would not be not affected by the expansion and new height limits.

Downtown Neighborhood Board Chairwoman Lynne Matusow said there is a demand for more housing downtown but she would like to see some three-bedroom condos to encourage young families to remain in the area.


KevinFromTexas Nov 26, 2003 5:54 PM

As if palm trees, black sand beaches, crystal clear water, mountains, waterfalls and perfect weather weren't enough you guys also have a mighty urban city over there too. ;)

GRID Nov 27, 2003 12:01 AM

Anyone who gets to live in Honollulu in one of those fancy towers :-) (IMO)

Inspire Nov 27, 2003 12:55 AM


Urbanguy Nov 27, 2003 2:06 AM

GRID If you have lots of cash you can feel lucky too ;)

KevinFromTexas, tell me about, but it was nice of you to remind me 8)

Urbanguy Nov 27, 2003 6:00 AM

^I just updated the construction project info. :D

Urbanguy Nov 27, 2003 8:57 AM

The Plaza at Punchbowl U/C
*6 stories (108-unit) independent and assisted-living rental condominium

The Colony at the Peninsula U/C

PopYourColla Nov 27, 2003 7:38 PM

Great work Urbanguy, I like almost every project going up in Hi-town.

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