Ward Village change is coming quick, with Waiea's tower topping off last week. Pacific Business News reporter Duane Shimogawa reported on the update, below:
The Howard Hughes Corp. has topped out its luxury mixed-use condominium Waiea at Ward Village in the Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaako, the Texas developer said Thursday.
Construction on the 175-unit, 36-story tower began in June 2014 and was expected to welcome its first homeowners later this year.
Three mixed-use condo towers are being built in the developer’s 60-acre Ward Village. Contracted sales have reached about 90 percent for the 493 units in its first two luxury condo towers, Waiea and the 318-unit Anaha. Construction started on the 466-unit Aeo, which includes Hawaii’s flagship Whole Foods Market, in February. To date, Ward Village has contracted to sell more than 1,000 units and at full build-out will deliver more than 4,000 residences and over 1 million square feet of retail.
Notable restaurants by Chef Nobu Natsuhisa and Chef Peter Merriman were scheduled to open in Ward Village as part of Waiea and Anaha.
Howard Hughes also launched sales for the first high-rise within Gateway Towers, which would replace Ward Warehouse.
Recently, the developer also began sales for Ke Kilohana, with 90 percent of its units under contract. Construction on this project is scheduled to start later this year.