With great weather all year-round, getting out onto the water is one of the best activities available to you in Honolulu. Kewalo Basin and the Ala Wai Boat Harbor are just steps away from the Ward Village neighborhood, offering a fun activity right in your front yard. The Hawaii Yachts charter took us from Kewalo Basin to Diamond Head, where we were afforded views that could only be accessed from the ocean. We highly recommend seeing Honolulu through this different perspective, with the trade winds and the sound of the Pacific Ocean providing guaranteed relaxation. Mahalo to the team at Hawaii Yachts for your professional, top-notch service! Visit their website for more information on charter activities and more.
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Earlier this December 2015, the Hawaii Community Development Authority selected Ward Village to revitalize two lots surrounding the Kewalo Basin Harbor. Currently, there are over 70 small businesses located at the Harbor, from commercial fishing boats to companies providing ocean recreation activities for tourists and locals alike. The Howard Hughes Corp.'s plan for the area is to support these small businesses, and to revive the area as a community gathering place. For those that have decided to make Waiea, Anaha, Gateway, Aeo, or Ke Kilohana their home, the revitalized Harbor and public space will make living in Ward Village even more desirable, fun, and convenient.
Find out a little more about Howard Hughes' plans from a blog entry posted on their website, below:
The expansive waterfront that forms the Kewalo Harbor is set to take on new life in the coming years. Earlier this month, the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) granted Ward Village the rights to refurbish and reinvigorate two parcels of land that skirt the harbor, creating an environment that maintains the integrity and rich history of the area, while simultaneously uplifting the space.
While the harbor has served local fishermen and businesses for generations, it’s in dire need of upgrades and repairs. With a plan in place, the proposed facelift for the harbor will create an environment that both lends itself to public use while continuing to maintain the harbor’s relaxed, low-key atmosphere.
“This partnership will allow us to bring much-needed repairs and upgrades to the Kewalo facilities while also creating a stronger connection between Kewalo Harbor, Ala Moana Beach Park, and the nearby areas,” said Todd Apo, Vice President of Community Development for Ward Village.
For Kewalo Harbormaster John Eveleth, the improvements imagined for the harbor will help usher the area into a brighter future. “Ward Village’s plans for Kewalo will bring to life the two areas around the harbor that for decades have been inactive and unattractive to the boaters and visitors to this area.”
According to Ron Iwami of the Friends of Kewalo association, the new developments won’t take away from the harbor’s rich history. “It will keep the charm of Kewalo basin’s low-key atmosphere where you can come and relax and not be part of a shopping center.” As a means to showcase their commitment to the community the team from Ward spent countless hours gathering feedback, holding community workshops and even a dedicated website, kewalois.com, that serves as an information and update hub for interested parties.
“As we move forward, the public can expect to see a cleaner, greener revitalized waterfront at Kewalo,” said Race Randle, VP of Development at Howard Hughes. “We’re very excited about the future of the harbor. Our plans are really going to connect the community and enhance the neighborhood.”
Today, December 10, 2015, Pacific Business News shared the news that Brookefield Residential Hawaii will begin construction next month on a 40-home development on the beautiful island of the Big Island. The gated subdivision, called Holua Kai at Keauhou, is being built near the Wyndham Mauna Loa Village. Prices will range from $800,000 to $1.7 million. With success on Oahu at Ko Olina, this is sure to be an interesting project on our island neighbor, the Big Island. Contact me for more information!
"We continue to maintain interest in these branded master planned communities, such as Ko Olina, Princeville, Poipu and Mauna Lani, which are all communities that we've built in," Brookfield Residential Hawaii President Jeff Prostor told PBN on Wednesday. "We came upon and have been tracking this site for several years and we were able to come together on a purchase of the property."
The plantation-style, single-family, detached homes will range in size from 1,800 to 2,700 square feet and include up to four bedrooms. The gated community, surrounded by the Kona Country Club golf course, will also include a clubhouse, gazebo and pool with an integrated spa.
Sales on the first of three phases in the subdivision are to begin by end of the month, with construction beginning in January.
Elite Pacific Properties is the co-listor on the project and will open an onsite Big Island office within the next two months, the brokerage firm confirmed to PBN.