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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 General Membership Meeting

The second and last KIA General Membership Meeting for 2021 will feature three speakers offering information of interest to those who work, live, and play in Kakaako. Since KIA was formed in 1987 as a forum for concerned Kakaako business owners to express their concerns, discuss their ideas, work through their difference, and speak with a strong, unified voice on the complex issues that affect the area, all three speakers are perfect. Click here for more information and the LINK to attend on Wednesday, August 25th from 11:30am is

KIA Board Profile

The Kakaako Improvement Association’s Board is made up of twelve members. This issue of the monthly KIA newsletter will feature the KIA President, Kelton Kato. He has held the role of Chief Financial Officer at J. Kadowaki, Inc. since December 2017. Prior to that, Kelton was a Vice President at Bank of Hawaii, where he had a successful career of more than eighteen years in the areas of commercial credit, commercial banking and commercial real estate. Besides being the KIA President, he is the Chairperson of the Endowment Committee for the Community Church of Honolulu. Kelton is married with three children, and in his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, helping his Church, golfing, fishing and visiting National Parks.  

J. Kadowaki, Inc. is a locally-owned general contracting firm based in Kakaako, with over four decades of building experience, specializing in tenant improvements, ground-up buildings and high-end custom construction in the commercial office, high-tech, healthcare and retail/restaurant industries. The company has developed a strong reputation for tenant and landlord build-to-suit projects that typically require phased sequencing, a greater attention to detail and a fast turnaround to deliver a high quality product.

KIA New Member

EAH Housing

Non-Profit Affordable Housing

Laura Hall, President & CEO

22 Pelican Way

San Rafael, CA 94901

P (415) 258-1800


KIA News

The Howard Hughes Corporation has this follow-up on their properties:

Victoria Ward Park overhead crane activity

9/1/2020 to 1/31/2022 (one day per week)

A‘ali‘i project

Under construction through Fall 2021

Kō‘ula project

Under construction through Summer 2022

Victoria Ward Park Makai

Under construction through 2023

Victoria Place

Under construction through 2023

Queen Street 12” Water Line

TBD begin construction in 3rd Quarter of 2021 – for questions on this project specifically, please contact: Naona Ferreira

Archaeological Inventory Survey trenches

Complete in 8/2021

For any questions, please contact: Mei Parrish –