Kamehameha Schools’ (KS’) vision for Our Kaka‘ako is to create a progressive, 21st century living community that will act as a catalyst for innovation and nurture the evolution of a vibrant urban island culture within a beautiful, healthy and sustainable neighborhood.
Walk the streets of Our Kaka‘ako on any given day, and you’ll feel the creative energy and see why this is such a popular place to live, work, play and visit. As a growing community, this is also a major site for continued redevelopment under KS’ Kaiāulu ʻo Kaka‘ako Master Plan (KKMP).
The Our Kaka‘ako Master Plan, approved in 2009 by the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority (HCDA), encompasses 29 acres on nine city blocks of KS land in Kaka‘ako. Increment I of the master plan, which includes four blocks (A, B, E, F), has been completed, and KS and its development partners are in the planning stages for the remaining five blocks (C, D, G, H, I) under Increment II.
Increments I & II
Kamehameha Schools’ Kaiāulu ʻō Kaka‘ako Master Plan (KKMP) calls for the development of a mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood featuring a range of housing options for owners and renters – from low-rise residences to high-rise towers – inviting green spaces, walking paths, and unique retail and dining experiences. Increment I of this urban community in Honolulu has provided a successful start to fulfill KS’ vision for Our Kaka‘ako.
Completed Increment I Development Projects
Blocks A, B, E and F under Increment I are fully developed. A total of 1,336 residential units have been built, of which 456 (34%) are rental housing units. Increment I also features 184,000+ sq. ft. of commercial space and 50,000+ sq. ft. of open space.
Under Increment II, Our Kaka‘ako will gain additional affordable, workforce and market-priced housing, retail areas, open spaces, broad sidewalks and public art. Our Kakaʻako is providing a brighter future for Hawaiʻi by creating new places for people to live and work.
As with Increment I, KS will partner with developers on residential rental projects and commercial spaces, and will not be developing any for-sale condominium projects. Development companies purchase KS land, build projects, and offer individual units for sale to residential buyers.