Duane Shimogawa of Pacific Business News has learned that the Howard Hughes Corp. have begun the the first steps of looking into development opportunities for its one-acre parcel across the street from the relatively newly completed Symphony Honolulu on Kapiolani Boulevard. The developer has approached the Oahu Island Burial Council to look into "archaeological aspects about the property." Jack in the Box currently occupies the parcel. Read more below. And, to find more information, including meeting agendas, from the Oahu Island Burial Council, visit their website online here.
The Howard Hughes Corp. is looking into development opportunities for its one-acre parcel across from the Symphony Honolulu condominium high-rise tower, Pacific Business News has learned.
The Texas-based developer recently went before the Oahu Island Burial Council in an effort to look at the archaeological aspects about the property at the corner of Ward Avenue and Kapiolani Boulevard. The property is currently occupied by a Jack in the Box and the Galiher Law building.
The Howard Hughes Corp. is looking into development opportunities for its one-acre parcel across from the Symphony Honolulu condominium tower. This rendering shows the Symphony Honolulu condominium, which is being developed by San Diego-based OliverMcMillan.
Todd Apo, vice president of community development for Howard Hughes, recently told PBN that it currently has no plans for the redevelopment of this parcel.
“The effort at the burial council is to properly consult with them on a plan for the archeological work that will be done in the future,” he said.
Ancient human skeletal remains, or iwi, have been discovered at The Howard Hughes’ 466-unit Aeo mixed-use condominium site in the Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaako that includes Hawaii’s flagship Whole Foods Market, as first reported by PBN.
Apo told PBN that there was an inadvertent find between the exterior of the building and the sidewalk.
He said at the time of finding the iwi, the developer did stop work in the immediate area until it was cleared by the cultural descendants and state Historic Preservation Division.
“Given that the find was outside the exterior wall, it did not impact work on the rest of the project,” Apo said.
Howard Hughes (NYSE: HHC) owns the 60-acre Ward Village master-planned community in the Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaako, which includes the Aeo, Waiea, Anaha, Ke Kilohana, Ward Gateway and Aalii mixed-use condo projects, as well as its Ward Village Shops.