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The Howard Hughes Corporation Announces Next Tower, Victoria Place

Photo: The Howard Hughes Corporation. This rending shows The Howard Hughes Corp.'s Victoria Place project, a 350-unit condominium planned for a site along Ala Moana Boulevard in Honolulu, part of the developer's 60-acre Ward Village.

Photo: The Howard Hughes Corporation. This rending shows The Howard Hughes Corp.'s Victoria Place project, a 350-unit condominium planned for a site along Ala Moana Boulevard in Honolulu, part of the developer's 60-acre Ward Village.

We are excited to share that The Howard Hughes Corporation has announced its next project, Victoria Place! The new development will be located at 1100 Ala Moana Blvd., between Waiea and Victoria Ward Park, the same site as the formerly planned Gateway Towers. The project is planned to have 350 residential units, 15,590 square feet of open space at the ground level, and 64,105 square feet of recreational space. The unit mix would include 137 one-bedroom units, 146 two-bedroom units and 77 three-bedroom units. No retail space is planned. Instead, the tower would be designed to integrate with green open space below. HCDA has scheduled a presentation hearing on the project for Sept. 4, with a decision-making hearing scheduled for Oct. 2.

The Howard Hughes Corporation just broke ground on its sixth project, Kōʻula, earlier this month.

To stay updated with the latest development in Ward Village, please reach out!

Read the full article from Pacific Business News, below:

The Howard Hughes Corp. has released plans for its seventh Hawaii tower — a 400-foot luxury condominium building whose name pays homage to the original owner of the 60-acre master-planned community Ward Village.

Victoria Place will be located at 1100 Ala Moana Blvd., between Waiea and Victoria Ward Park, a portion of the site The Howard Hughes Corp. had previously planned as the site for one of the two Gateway Towers, according to an application filed with the Hawaii Community Development Authority, which oversees development in Kakaako.

The application seeks to consolidate the footprint for the two previously approved Gateway Towers into one for Victoria Place, and expand the makai end of Victoria Ward Park to “provide enhancements for wellness, connectivity to the ocean and culturally inspired placemaking,” the developer said.

“The biggest part of this is being able to consolidate Gateway’s two towers into one,” Todd Apo, senior vice president of community relations at Howard Hughes, told Pacific Business News Tuesday. “We’re moving one of the tower footprints, with more homes and more reserved housing as well, opening up and expanding the park space.”

The site of Victoria Place, adjacent to Victoria Ward Park, is seen here with, from left, Aeo, Anaha and Waiea seen in the distance

The Gateway Towers project, which was to have 236 units, was shelved last year after Simon Treacy took over as president of the Hawaii region for Dallas-based Howard Hughes.

Photo: The Howard Hughes Corporation. This rending shows the additional open space along the ground level of the Victoria Place project, adjacent to Victoria Ward Park.

Photo: The Howard Hughes Corporation. This rending shows the additional open space along the ground level of the Victoria Place project, adjacent to Victoria Ward Park.

“As featured in our announcement last year, our plan for the former Ward Warehouse location now reflects greater public amenities, more open green space, and an increased connection to the waterfront,” Treacy said in a statement. “Victoria Ward’s legacy continues to serve as our biggest inspiration as we transform Ward Village into a world-class destination that showcases the beauty and culture of our island.”

Victoria Place will have 350 residential units, 15,590 square feet of open space at the ground level, and 64,105 square feet of recreational space. The unit mix would include 137 one-bedroom units, 146 two-bedroom units and 77 three-bedroom units, according to the sewer application filed with the City and County of Honolulu.

Unlike the first six towers completed or under construction — Waiea, Anaha, Aeo, Ke Kilohana, Aalii and Koula, which broke ground two weeks ago — there is no retail or commercial space planned for Victoria Place, Apo confirmed.

“The focus of the ground floor is going to be the integration of the park,” Apo said. “The makai section of park is a more tranquil, relaxing atmosphere. We think it will be a nice change and transition.”

The project is being designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, who also designed the Anaha and Aalii towers for Howard Hughes, as well as the ONE Ala Moana and Park Lane Ala Moana buildings around Ala Moana Center and Brookfield Properties' Lilia Waikiki project, which is expected to start construction this year.

HCDA has scheduled a presentation hearing on the project for Sept. 4, with a decision-making hearing scheduled for Oct. 2.

The project is named for Victoria Ward — who, with her husband, Curtis Ward — bought 100 acres stretching from Thomas Square to the ocean in 1870. The portion of the land mauka of Kapiolani Boulevard is occupied by the Neal S. Blaisdell Center, which is owned by the City and County of Honolulu.

The Ward family owned the 60 acres makai of Kapiolani — including Ward Warehouse, Ward Centre and the Ward Entertainment Complex — until 2002, when Victoria Ward Ltd. was sold to Ala Moana Center owner General Growth Properties for $275 million.

The Howard Hughes Corp. took over the land in 2010 after General Growth emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Ward Village Serves as Arts Hub, Winter - Spring 2019

Photo: Pow! Wow! Hawaii

Photo: Pow! Wow! Hawaii

As Ward Village continues to develop into a first-class master planned community, Howard Hughes has also fostered the creation of a thriving community. Part of this effort includes welcoming Honolulu’s artistic community into the neighborhood. There are a slew of upcoming art events happening in Ward Village this Winter and Spring! Read more below:

  • Ukulele Picnic, February 10, 2019: Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii was founded by the renowned Japanese musician & Ukulele music scene pioneer in Japan, Kazuyuki Sekiguchi from the band Southern All Stars. From the inaugural picnic in 2009, it has attracted more than 5000 people, and has become a fun music event for whole family! For the first time, the picnic was held in the brand-new Victoria Ward Park.

  • Pow! Wow! Hawaii, February 8 - February 22, 2019: Beginning in 2011 in Honolulu, Pow! Wow! Hawaii centers around murals and art. The festival has grown into a global network of artists and organizes art exhibitions, lecture series, schools for art and music, creative community spaces, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. Over the span of about three weeks, the festival brings over a hundred international and local artist together to create murals and other forms of art. As a home grown and independent art festival, POW! WOW! is now recognized as one of the most premier and well-curated art festivals in the world. POW! WOW! currently has festivals in over 15 cities that includes Honolulu, Austin, Washington D.C., Long Beach, Lancaster, Worcester, Israel, San Jose, Tokyo, Kobe, Taipei, Guam, Rotterdam, Kathmandu, Okayama, Tokyo, and Seoul.

  • Honolulu Biennial 2019, March 8 - May 5, 2019: The inaugural Honolulu Biennial occurred in 2017, and was a hit. This year’s festival is called “To Make Wrong / Right / Now,” and will bring together 19 artists and artist groups from Hawaii and 29 artists and artist groups from the Pacific, Asia. They’ll exhibit work at over a dozen locations across O’ahu, such as the Ali’iolani Hale, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Foster Botanical Garden, and Honolulu Museum of Art, with the hub located at Ward Village.  Co-curated by Scott Lawrimore and Nina Tonga. Follow their Facebook for updates as the date gets closer.

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