Master Plan

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.

Master Plan Map

Kaiāulu ʻō Kaka‘ako Master Plan

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.

Upcoming Development Projects in Increment II

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. With respect to for-sale condominium projects, development companies purchase KS land, build projects, and offer individual units for sale to residential buyers.

Increment II Projects with Guest Developers

Block C: Kahuina

Kahuina, meaning “the crossroads and intersections,” will be a mixed-use project in the Our Kaka‘ako master plan neighborhood developed by ​​Stanford Carr Development LLC. It will include 859 residential units — with 60% of the units designated as workforce and affordable housing — as well as 35,000 square feet of commercial space to help support our local economy and expand the dining and shopping options in Our Kakaʻako.

Find out more in our Kahuina news release.

Block I: Ālia

Ālia takes its name from the Hawaiian word for salt bed, alluding to the salt flats that historically comprised the region. The Kobayashi Group will develop this project, which will feature 477 new homes, of which 437 units will be available at market price and 40 homes will be in reserve housing. It will also include 3,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space that will facilitate a pedestrian-friendly experience, community interaction, and urban outdoor living.

Find out more in our Ālia news release.

Block G: Kaliʻu

Kaliʻu will be the next redevelopment project in Our Kakaʻako, with ProsPac selected as the developer. The 400-foot structure will comprise 330 market-priced homes and 42,000 square feet of commercial space that will expand the neighborhood retail, grocery, and dining options in Our Kaka‘ako. Kaliʻu, meaning well-seasoned in Hawaiian, embodies concepts of resource stewardship and sustainability and honors the region’s famous salt-bed lands in old Hawaiʻi.

Find out more in our Kaliʻu news release.

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.

Block A: Keauhou Place, Keauhou Lane
Block B: 400 Keawe, The Flats at Pu‘unui
Block E: The Collection
Block F: SALT, 680 Ala Moana

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question 1: What is the current status of Kamehameha Schools’ Kaiāulu ʻo Kakaʻako Master Plan?
Answer 1: Kamehameha Schools (KS) received an additional 10 years to complete the redevelopment of the remaining five mauka blocks of the Our Kaka‘ako master planned community. The Hawai‘i Community Development Authority (HCDA) board voted unanimously on June 2, 2021 to extend The Kaiāulu ‘o Kaka‘ako Master Plan (KKMP) entitlements, which were set to expire in 2024. The KKMP entitlements will now expire in 2034.

The additional time is necessary for KS to attract guest developers to help us complete the vision for Our Kaka‘ako. This is important considering the long timelines (generally four to five or more years) associated with bringing a project from concept to fruition. The additional time will provide the necessary certainty to our guest developers that the entitlements will not change as they look to invest the large amounts of capital to move forward with these projects. Given the challenges of these uncertain times, projects like these will create numerous job opportunities and help Hawaiʻi’s economy recover.

Question 2: When do you anticipate that Increment II of the Kaiāʻulu ʻo Kakaʻako Master Plan will begin?
Answer 2: The first block of Increment II of the KKMP is Block C, Kahuina, the mixed-use project by Stanford Carr Development, which is anticipated to break ground in late 2023 and be completed by the summer of 2026.
Question 3: When do you anticipate the first residential projects being completed, and on which blocks?
Answer 3: The first residential project within Increment II is Block C, Kahuina, the mixed-use project by Stanford Carr Development. It is anticipated to be completed by the summer of 2026 and is projected to include 859 residential units – with 60% of the units designated as workforce and affordable housing.

The second project is Block I, Ālia, the mixed-use project by the Kobayashi Group. The 477-unit building, which will include 437 market price units and 40 reserve housing units, is expected to break ground in 2023.

The third project announced is Block G, Kaliʻu, the mixed-use project by ProsPac. The building will include 330 market-priced homes and 42,000 square feet of commercial space. The project timeline is still pending.

Kamehameha Schools is currently engaging multiple prospective guest developers for the remaining three blocks of Increment II. Once the guest developers have been selected, we will be able to share an updated timeline identifying when development will begin on the remaining blocks.

Question 4: How will adequate neighborhood parking be addressed?
Answer 4:  Our Kaka‘ako is a unique walkable community and encourages the use of multimodal types of transportation. Projects will be required to provide sufficient parking that meets or exceeds HCDA requirements. We understand the additional need for parking and will be working to further develop our district-wide parking program with guest developers. District-wide parking allows individuals to park at one property while visiting shops, restaurants, and commercial spaces at other blocks within Our Kakaʻako. The combination of residential parking and the public district parking is expected to fulfill the demands for individual projects’ residential unit mix, as well as the parking requirements for the ground floor commercial spaces.
Question 5: What are anticipated price ranges for the affordable, workforce and market-priced units?
Answer 5: Pricing of the units are determined by our guest developers and not Kamehameha Schools. KS’ guest developers will manage the pricing and sales of the residential units within the KKMP. Our goal is to create a diverse community with homes for all income levels. Over 30% of the homes in Increment I are above the State’s minimum affordability target of 20%, and we anticipate continuing to meet or exceeding this target in Increment II. KS is anticipating that at least 2 of the remaining 5 blocks in Our Kakaʻako will be developed with affordable and/or workforce housing.
Question 6: Can the existing sewer infrastructure in Kaka'ako support this additional development?
Answer 6: Based on KS’ discussions with the City, the sewer infrastructure already in place is able to support the full build-out of the remaining blocks as per the KKMP. The sewer system was upgraded some time ago in anticipation of the redevelopment of the neighborhood and KS contributed several millions of dollars to these area upgrades. Prior to development of each of the blocks within the master plan area, our guest developers will need to reconfirm the availability of sufficient sewer capacity prior to commencement of construction.

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