Last week, Pacific Business News broke the news that The Howard Hughes Corporation had received approval from the HDCA to carry out its planned improvements on the Fisherman's Wharf loading dock at Kewlao Basin Harbor. The Howard Hughes Corp. took over management duties in September 2015. Currently, you can visit their website here to find more information on what activities you may enjoy Kewalo Basin Harbor before the upgrades begin.
While no firm start date is yet set, the HCDA says it will be sooner rather than later. Read more details about the renovations in Duane Shimogawa's article, below:
The Howard Hughes Corp. has received approval from state regulators to undergo a $3.5 million upgrade on the Fisherman’s Wharf loading dock at Kewalo Basin Harbor in Honolulu, the vice-chairman of the state regulatory board for the area told PBN.
The improvements are part of a major $20 million renovation of the Kewalo Basin Harbor in the Kakaako neighborhood that includes increasing the slips at the harbor to about 170 slips when the four to five phase project is completed in about two years.
The Texas-based developer took over management duties of the harbor in September. The harbor is directly across from its 60-acre Ward Village master-planned community, which includes both residential and commercial projects.
Honolulu-based Sea Engineering Inc. has been chosen for the design-build project, with Coffman Engineers providing work on the project as well.
Kewalo Basin’s slips are in various states of disrepair and is in need of an overhaul, according to the Hawaii Community Development Authority, the state agency regulating development in Kakaako.
The HCDA assumed control of the harbor in 2009.
Steven Scott, vice-chairman of the HCDA board and owner of the popular slipper company, Scott Hawaii, told PBN that the initial work involves a lot of underwater preparations and re-supporting of the dock.
“The dock is crumbling,” he said, noting that while there is no firm start date on this part of the project, it will be sooner rather than later.
Howard Hughes also is developing two of the surrounding lots of the harbor.