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Catch up on what’s happening in Kaka’ako. View our latest monthly newsletter here.

Previous Newsletters photo courtesy of HCDA

Historic Ala Moana Pumping Station

KIA Invitational Golf Tournament

KCAA opened its Kakaako school in 1898 on South Street. The name “Muriel” came later. The agency’s founders remarked in 1899, “The kindergarten has been the opening wedge in the district where it has been placed.” In one short year, the South Street School had a girls’ club, boys’ club, singing class, and mothers’ clubs. In 1901 the South Street School moved to the basement of Kawaiahao Church and was called the Kawaiahao Kindergarten. In 1911, a new building was given to KCAA by Miss Kate Atherton for the Kakaako Community. It was renamed Muriel School, in memory of Miss Atherton’s niece, and is still called that today. From 1967-1992, Muriel School was located on Ilaniwai Street then moved to its present location on the ground floor of the Kamakee Vista Building on Kawaiahao Street in 1992.

Most recently, efforts are underway to make playground improvements including a sun shade, additional equipment and a pedestrian entrance from Queen Street to respond to our changing Kakaako! KIA's donation from this golf tournament will help greatly towards that goal on South Street.

Current sponsors as of March 1st:

Gold - Kamehameha Schools, The Howard Hughes Corporation

Silver - First Hawaiian Bank, First Onsite Restoration, Gateside, Inc., J. Kadowaki, Inc., simplicityHR by ATRES, WCIT Architecture

Tee - Leighton & Valerie Lum, Sherry A. Goya, LLC, The Ihara Team, Keller Williams Honolulu

KIA 2022 Renewal

Mahalo to these KIA members who renewed their 2022 KIA membership as of the production of this newsletter:

Bergeman Group

The Ihara Team Keller Williams Honolulu

KIA Networking Event

The first KIA Networking Event for 2022, and the second held virtually with Zoom, is set for Wednesday, April 27th, from 11:30am. A link will be in the April KIA newsletter, as well as an email sent out just before the event as a friendly reminder. This is where KIA members can introduce themselves and their company, offering a short presentation so everyone can get to know and use their service or product in the future. Connections with KIA members have happened in the past, simply because the introduction was made. Also in the past, when this event was in person, everyone distributed business cards, flyers, brochures, etc. but the same information can still be shared or emailed. A summary of the KIA Networking Event is also made part of a future newsletter.

KIA Board Profile

It was ten months ago that Terri L. Miyazu joined the KIA Board. She brings a wealth of information as a Property Manager for KIA member, Waterfront Plaza (Parallel Capital Partners), a Class A office and retail complex located in Kaka’ako totally approximately 6.88 acres consisting of over 500k rentable square feet and Waikiki Marketplace, a mixed-use retail center located in the heart of Waikiki.

Terri started her career in 2005 and formerly worked for Douglas Emmett, managing Harbor Court as the Commercial and AOAO Property Manager. She previously worked for CBRE for 10 years, where she managed Industrial properties and later as a Senior Property Manager for Colliers managing Retail properties such as Ilikai Retail and A&B’s Kailua town retail centers. She has also had the opportunity to be part of the management team at SALT with Festival Management.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, painting, creating 3D prints and looks forward to traveling again.

KIA 2022 Neighborhood Watch

Representative Scott Saiki says that Kakaako has recently experience serious criminal incidents.  Residents are working to start a neighborhood watch program in collaboration with the Honolulu Police Department.  If you are interested, call 808-586-6100 or email to sign up.