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Previous Newsletters photo courtesy of HCDA

Historic Ala Moana Pumping Station

Board Highlights

Howard Hughes Corporation gave the KIA Board an update on two of their projects in Kakaako - the Gateway project (where Ward Warehouse is located) and Block M, the future home of Whole Foods. They have already gone through the first round of hearings at HCDA. Gateway will be a premier site right on Ala Moana Blvd. There will be 215 units, retail along Auahi Street, with storefronts and open space for outdoor seating. Block M is where Whole Foods will be, which is mauka of the movie theaters. Adding Whole Foods and street retail will have opportunities to tie in with the theater and shopping center. There will also be small shops and restaurants on Kamakee Street. A private street will be behind the theaters. Residential on the Ewa side of the block, which is now surface parking, will have a 450 unit tower planned with smaller units, to allow more per floor. At full build out of the Howard Hughes’ properties, 60 acres over 15 - 20 years, that translates to around 4,000 units.

KIA News

The Honolulu Design Center is inviting KIA members to their Grand Opening of “Italian Kitchens by Alf” on Thursday, November 20th, at 5:30pm on the 3rd floor. If you are interested in attending, please contact Joett Colgan, Marketing and PR Director of Honolulu Design Center at 782-8920 or email

The Ward Village Foundation is a non-profit corporation funded by The Howard Hughes Corporation that is dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community.  On September 24, they presented $155,000 in grants to eight Hawaii non-profit organizations, one being The KCAA Preschool located in Kakaako.


The November 6th HART meeting information can be viewed in PDF by clicking here and here.

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.

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