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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

A presentation was made by Stanford Carr Development on their partnership with Kamehameha Schools for a new project that will be built on Block A. It is one of the 9 city blocks that make up Our Kakaako. The project will include a variety of housing types including rentals, lofts, townhomes and a tower, live-work spaces and retail shops.

Stanford Carr’s portion will comprise approximately 93,002 square feet of the property and include a 40-story tower called Keauhou Place, as well as a parking structure for all uses on the block that will be lined with townhomes along South and Pohukaina Streets. The Halekauwila Street side will include a transit station.

The Keawe Street side will have a neighborhood grocery store, restaurant and possibly a pharmacy, with rental properties above. Four levels of townhomes will line the parking structure. front-yard landscaping. There will be 1,164 parking stalls hidden behind the townhomes. The actual 400 ft high rise condominium will be in the center of the block rising behind the townhomes. No four sides of the building will look alike. The project will have one, two and three bedroom units, with a minimum floor to ceiling of 9 feet for the upper 5 floors and 10 ft ceilings in the penthouses. The rental apartments will be affordable by KSBE and have studio, one, two, and three bedroom units. The rental apartments will be Reserved Housing units per HCDA guidelines and include studio, one, two, and three bedroom units.

KIA Board Highlights

Are you opening a new location? Got a fundraiser you’d like to promote? If you do and would like to share it through our monthly newsletter, please contact  Sherry Goya for more information.

Pacific Rim Bank

Jenny Li

500 Ala Moana Blvd, #2A

Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: (808) 382-7745

Fax: (808) 457-3910


Stanford Carr Development, LLC

Stanford Carr

1100 Alakea Street, 27th Floor

Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: (808) 537-5220

Fax: (808) 537-1801


Welcome to KIA

Congratulations to Liane Usher, as she has been appointed President of the Children’s Discovery Center. She will oversee the development of the Center’s exhibits and education programs and manage all day-to-day operations.

Obun Hawaii has appointed Vince Watabu as their Hawaii Sales Manager of Asian markets. In his new role, he will lead the Asia Market sales team to provide clients with high-quality and cost-effective commercial printing and direct-mail solutions.

Bank of Hawaii has relocated to the Hokua condominium at 1288 Ala Moana Boulevard, #110, offering extended banking hours. There is

ample parking in the building. Their location also has a Bank of Hawaii ATM, night depository, mortgage and brokerage services, business and wealth management specialists, & more! Their hours are Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Verizon Wireless is looking to rent a rooftop or some ground space for a tree pole in the Kakaako area. They prefer that the location be within the boundaries of Cooke Street to Punchbowl and Halekauwila Street to King Street. If there is any KIA member interested in this offer, please call Danette Martin at 1-808-895-3569 or email

The Friday before Christmas Day, December 20th, between 2pm and 6pm, Feeding Hawaii Together is sponsoring a time for their registered clients to pick up toys and gift items for their children. Many of their clients are struggling to purchase gifts for their children for Christmas. They believe that NO CHILD WITHOUT A GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS! Any KIA member, or even an entire company, may donate items or funds for this time of giving or volunteer their time and can receive a letter of receipt for their tax purposes. Contact Feeding Hawaii Together at 781-2018 or drop off at 615 Keawe Street.

The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Family Medicine Residency Program celebrates its 20th anniversary this week, coinciding with national “Primary Care Week”.

The University of Hawai`i (UH) Family Medicine Residency Program was created in 1994, with its major focus to train doctors who practice in under-represented communities within the Hawaiian islands and the Pacific Basin. In the case of Family Medicine, residency training is a three-year program during which MDs practice medicine under the supervision of experienced faculty, as they acquire the skills needed to become board-certified family medicine doctors.

Stanford Carr Development, LLC reported that Halekauwila Place rental units will be advertising for tenants in December. The 204-unit apartment high rise at 665 Halekauwila Street in Kakaako will feature beautiful open spaces, full service amenities and a range of unit types from studio to three bedrooms. Rental fees will range from $900 to $1,300. Prospective residents should call 537-9000 for informational updates. To be placed on the interest list, send your name, address and phone number to

News from KIA members can be placed in this monthly newsletter by emailing Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director, at by the 10th of each month.

KIA News KIA Networking Event

The second, and last, KIA Networking Event for 2013 will be held on Wednesday, October 16th from 11:30am in the Kewalo Conference Room of Ward Warehouse. RSVP is needed so there will be enough chairs and tables set up. Company name and names of all attendees can be emailed to Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director at Deadline is Monday, October 14th.

This event is only for KIA members and there is no charge....just bring your own lunch. As with past KIA Networking Events, everyone will be able to do an introduction, pass out information or business cards, and then have a second opportunity to give or get business right on the spot. KIA members may bring a potential member and applications will be available.








































Wednesday, October 16th

at 11:30am


Kewalo Conference Room

of the Ward Warehouse