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HCDA Issues Final RFP for Hawaii’s Tallest Building

HCDA Issues Final RFP for Hawaii’s Tallest Building

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor The Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) will soon issue the final Request For Proposals (RFP) for the development of the mixed-use transit-oriented development project at 690 Pohukaina in Kakaako. The Pohukaina project entails the development of two [...]…

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Development Authority Approves Hi-Rise on Site of Expired WTC Franchise

Development Authority Approves Hi-Rise on Site of Expired WTC Franchise

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor The Hawaii Community Development Authority showed support for the long- delayed development of a 40-story, mixed-use project at the corner of Kapiolani Boulevard and Ward Avenue. The HCDA director of planning and development, Deepak Neupane, said that the [...]…

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A&B Buys 4.35-acre Parcel Zoned for Commercial Development

A&B Buys 4.35-acre Parcel Zoned for Commercial Development

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor A&B Properties Inc. has recently announced the purchase of a 4.35-acre parcel within the 7-acre Gateway at Mililani Mauka Shopping Center complex for $8.2 million. The tract of land was purchased from Castle & Cooke Properties, which [...]…

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Queen Emma Land Proceeds with $300M Redevelopment

Queen Emma Land Proceeds with $300M Redevelopment

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Queen Emma Land Co. is moving forward with its $300 million masterplan to demolish and redevelop the International Market Place, Waikiki Town and the Miramar at Waikiki Hotel. The company will develop a three-level retail, dining and entertainment center [...]…

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DeBartolo Cleared to Move Forward with Largest Shopping Center in Oahu

DeBartolo Cleared to Move Forward with Largest Shopping Center in Oahu

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor The Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) has recently reported that DeBartolo Development’s final environmental assessment (FEA) has no significant impact on the environment. Due to the approval of the FEA, DeBartolo is now eligible to enter the first [...]…

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First Wind to Develop Hawaii’s Largest Wind Farm

First Wind to Develop Hawaii’s Largest Wind Farm

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor First Wind and Hawaiian Electric Co. recently received approval from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to develop the largest wind farm project in the state, the Pacific Business News reports. The Kawailoa Wind Farm will be developed [...]…

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University of Hawaii Announces Plan to Retrofit for Energy Independence

University of Hawaii Announces Plan to Retrofit for Energy Independence

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor The University of Hawaii (UH) at Manoa revealed a $36 million master plan that entails complete energy, water and waste independence by 2050. This announcement is in line with the White House’s commitment to the Better Buildings Challenge. According to [...]…

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Electrical Workers’ Headquarters Receives LEED Gold

Electrical Workers’ Headquarters Receives LEED Gold

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ recently renovated headquarters has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The renovation of the headquarters was managed by Architects Hawaii, the only Hawaii-based firm that ranked in the [...]…

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Officials Discuss Moving Ka Pua Project to Maili

Officials Discuss Moving Ka Pua Project to Maili

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor The multi-million dollar Ka Pua schools development project is now being considered for transfer to Maili, KITV reports. The project was originally to be developed in Makaha Valley on land belonging to Jeff Stone. The landowner intended to donate 67 [...]…

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Condominium Project to Break Ground in Waikiki

Condominium Project to Break Ground in Waikiki

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Kaioo Drive will be home to a new condominium project, the Cove Waikiki. The project, which will break ground in March 2012, has been in the design phase for over three years. According to Pacific Business News, the complex [...]…

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New EIS Accelerates Redevelopment of the International Market Place

New EIS Accelerates Redevelopment of the International Market Place

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Queen Emma Land Co. recently filed an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the International Market Place in Waikiki. The market is located on land owned by Queen Emma Land Co., the real estate branch of The [...]…

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690 Pohukaina To Feature Hawaii’s Tallest Building

690 Pohukaina To Feature Hawaii’s Tallest Building

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor The Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) will file RFQs in January for the 690 Pohukaina project. The project is comprised of two towers: The first one encompasses 300 affordable residential units, while the second tower includes 500 market [...]…

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