Ward Village

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Ward Village is a 60-acre, master-planned community in the heart of Honolulu in the Kaka'ako district. It is being developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation. Once completed, this beachfront development will become a vibrant community offering luxury residences, retail stores, entertainment venues, pedestrian friendly streets and plenty of public open space.[1]

The Development Process[edit]

Over the course of the next decade, The Howard Hughes Corporation plans to add more than one million square feet of retail shops and 4,000 high-rise residential opportunities. To ensure the development of Ward Village honors the distinct history of Honolulu and Hawaii, The Howard Hughes Corporation engages in thorough and ongoing consultation with the O'ahu Island Burial Counsel, the State Historic Preservation Division, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Ala Moana/Kaka'ako Neighborhood Board, the Hawaii Community Development Authority, the City and County of Honolulu, tenants, neighbors and recognized cultural descendants.[2]

Phase One Development[edit]

Phase One of the project featured the development of two residential condominium towers—Waiea and Anaha—as well as a new master plan information center and residential sales gallery in the IBM building.[3] The towers were completed in 2017.

Waiea[edit]

Waiea features 171 residences, including 10 villas and 10 penthouses. The tower is designed by award-winning architect James K.M. Cheng and Hawaii-based Rob Iopa of WCIT Architecture. The interiors of Waiea are created by interior designer, Tony Ingrao and the landscaping is designed by SWA Group.[4] Waiea features Nobu's first Hawaii location.

Anaha[edit]

The Anaha tower includes 311 residences, including 73 flats and townhomes. Anaha is collaboratively designed by award-winning architecture and design firms Solomon Cordwell Buenz and Ben Woo Architects. The interiors are designed by designer Woods Bagot and the exterior spaces are created by landscape designer Surface Design of San Francisco.[5] Merriman's restaurant will open its first Oahu restaurant at Anaha in Summer 2018.

Phase Two Development[edit]

Phase two of the project includes the Ae'o tower, Ke Kilohana, and A'ali'i.

Ae'o[edit]

Ae'o is designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, and will include 466 residences. Expected completion is late 2018. A new flagship Whole Foods Market will anchor the building. [6]

Ke Kilohana[edit]

Ke Kilohana is designed AC Martin in partnership with Honolulu based CDS International. There are 424 residences, 375 of which were reserved for qualified Hawaii residents. Purchase opportunities were made available via lottery, which sold out in five days. As of 2018 the tower remains under construction. A Longs Drugs store will anchor the building. [7]

A'ali'i[edit]

Unlike the more luxury focused developments of Ward Village, A'ali'i is largely affordable micro-units, 751 in total. [8]

Phase Three Development[edit]

The centerpiece of Ward Village is to be the Gateway Towers. The 1970s Ward Warehouse was torn down in late 2017 to begin clearing space. The Ward Farmer's market was shut down in 2017, and will be demolished to make way for a public park, accessible to both pedestrian visitors and residents alike. Additional real estate owned by Howard Hughes has been considered for future parks and parking lots.

Gateway Towers[edit]

Gateway Towers is designed by the firm of Richard Meier, and will feature 236 units. These will be the most luxurious homes in the neighborhood, and feature unique considerations such as a bridge linking the two towers. [9] [10] [11]


LEED Certification[edit]

Ward Village is a LEED-ND Platinum-Certified project. It is the largest development in the United States and the second largest in the world to receive this recognition. It is the only LEED-ND Platinum-Certified project in Hawaii. The design of Ward Village incorporates the highest standards of growth and environmental sustainability.[12]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Howard Hughes Corporation Moves Forward with Phase One of Ward Village™ Transformation" (PDF). Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Howard Hughes Corporation Unveils a "Forward" Vision for Ward Village". 10 October 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Howard Hughes Corporation Moves Forward with Phase One of Ward Village™ Transformation" (PDF). Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Waiea". Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Anaha". Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Aeo". Retrieved 26 March 2018. 
  7. ^ "KeKilohana". Retrieved 26 March 2018. 
  8. ^ "GatewayTowers". Retrieved 26 March 2018. 
  9. ^ "Gateway". Retrieved 26 March 2018. 
  10. ^ "GatewayTowers". Retrieved 26 March 2018. 
  11. ^ "GatewayTowers". Retrieved 26 March 2018. 
  12. ^ "Ward Village Becomes the Largest LEED-ND® Platinum Certified Neighborhood in the United States". 27 November 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2014.