Ward Village’s developer is seeking public input on the design of elevated walkways that would connect a central plaza, named Victoria Ward Park, in the neighborhood to a planned rail station, Ala Moana Beach Park and future condominium towers. Howard Hughes Corporation expects to start community outreach next month.
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The Howard Hughes Corp. is naming its central plaza at Ward Village after Victoria Ward and plans to start community outreach next month on a plan to build an elevated walkway that would stretch from the development to the ocean.
Howard Hughes (NYSE: HHC) is naming the park Victoria Ward Park to acknowledge the history and culture of the 60-acre master-planned community, which was once part of an estate belonging to Victoria and Curtis Ward, Simon Treacy, president of The Howard Hughes Corp.’s Hawaii operations, told Pacific Business News.
Treacy first revealed his plan for the elevated walkway in an interview with PBN in May, during which he said plans for the previously announced Gateway Towers, planned for the site of the former Ward Warehouse, would be placed on hold.
Treacy envisions the walkway to emulate the High Line in New York, a half-mile-long elevated park that would meander from a future transit station along Halekauwila Street, through Ward Village and over Ala Moana Boulevard, ending at Kewalo Basin, which the developer manages.
Treacy said Howard Hughes was still “listening and learning and understanding everyone’s perspective” on the proposed plans.
“The feedback we’re getting from the public and private sector is very strong,” he said.