Kamehameha Schools, developer Stanford Carr partner on Kakaako project

Published On: Jul 26 2013 06:01:53 PM HST
Updated On: Jul 26 2013 08:17:34 PM HST

The race is on as yet another high-rise project in Kakaako is about to spring up. Kamehameha Schools and Developer Stanford Carr unveiled plans for a 40 story tower on South St.

HONOLULU -

Keauhou Lane and Keauhou Place are two projects driven by landowner Kamehameha Schools and developer Stanford Carr.

They will include low-, mid-, and high-rise residential and retail development.

Expect to see townhomes,  a grocery store at the corner of Pohukaina and Kiawe streets, and parking for more than a thousand cars.

"Rising through the center will be Keauhou Place, a multi-family high-rise with condominium living that will introduce modern architecture," said Stanford Carr.  

 It will also be developed around another modern element-- rapid transit.

The Keauhou development will be right up against the city’s rail project in fact right off Halekauwila street will be a transit station.

 If rail isn’t built, Carr says he'll likely just add more townhomes.

The 4-acre lot will include open spaces centered around what used to be an area known as Keauhou Lane.

KS will focus its efforts on 170 rentals units--mostly two and three bedrooms to accomodate familes.

That said, there was no mention of schools until KITV asked what KS with its vast resources might do to help with the fact that public elementary schools could be maxed out soon.

"The existing school system faces a lot of challenges and  they are not going to fixed by one developer in one area," said Paul Kay, KS director of real estate.

There are no zones set up in Kakaako to impose impact fee on developers. It is up to school officials to help draft that.

Until that happens, the Hawaii Community Development Authority says the DOE is preparing a wish list to ask developers and landowners what they would be willing give.

That may ease some of the sting of criticism in recent months about the accelerated growth.

"These proposals are not taking place in a vacumn." said Governor Neil Abercrombie.

KS has about two years to come up with a plan to address the loss of some 400 parking spaces for its workers and other nearby businesses.

"We offer our employees bus passes already so tis not a stretch that we would extand that to rail but that is a few years off,” said KS spokesman Kekoa Paulson.

Meanwhile Carr says his adjacent development --Halekauwila Place will provide at least 280 public spaces as part of the state rental housing project.

Parking, traffic and schools all to be impacted in a big way soon.

The HCDA is preparing an updated environmental impact statement to address some of those concerns.

The draft is expected in October.

             

 

 

 

Keauhou Lane and Keauhou Place are two projects driven by land owner Kamehameha schools and developer Stanford Carr.

    They will include low, mid, and high-rise residential and retail development.

Expect to see townhomes,  a grocery store at the corner of Pohukaina and Kiawe streets, and parking for more than a thousand cars.

  

 "Rising through the center will be Keauhou Place, a multi-family high-rise with condominium living that will introduce modern architecture," said Stanford Carr.  

 

It will also be developed around another modern element-- rapid transit.

The Keauhou development will be right up against the city’s rail project in fact right off Halekauwila street will be a transit station.

 

If rail isn’t built, Carr says he'll likely just add more townhomes.

The 4-acre lot will include open spaces centered around what used to be an area known as Keauhou Lane.

KS will focus its efforts on 170 rentals units--mostly 2-3 bedrooms to accomodate familes.

That said, there was no mention of schools until KITV asked what KS with its vast resources might do that public elementary schools could be maxed out soon.

 

"The existing school system faces a lot of challenges and are they are not going to fixed by one developer in one area," said Paul Kay, KS director of real estate.

 

 There are no zones set up in Kakaako to impose impact fee on developers. It is up to school officials to help draft that.

 Until that happens, the Hawaii Community Development Authority says the DOE is preparing a wish list to ask developers and landowners what they would be willing give.

 That may ease some of the sting of criticism in recent months about the accelerated growth.

 

 "These proposals are not taking place in a vacumn.

 

KS has about two years to come up with a plan need to address the loss of some 400 parking spaces for its workers and other nearby businesses.

 

 

"We offer our employees bus passes already so tis not a stretch that we would extand that to rail but that is a few years off,” said KS spokesman Kekoa Paulson.

 

 Meanwhile Carr says his adjacent development --Halekauwila Place will provide at least 280 spaces as part of the state rental housing project.

Parking, traffic and schools all to be impacted in a big way soon.

The HCDA is preparing an updated environmental impact statement to address some of those concerns.

The draft is expected in October.

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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