By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor
Honolulu-based general contractor Allied Builders System has been selected to oversee the construction of a 27,000-square-foot commercial center in the Oahu North Shore town of Haleiwa. Kamehameha Schools made the announcement during the project’s groundbreaking blessing ceremony, held on Sept. 26.
Designed by Group 70 International Inc., the $16.1 million retail center known as Haleiwa Store Lots will feature five repurposed plantation-era buildings, a central gathering place, 95 parking stalls, as well as walkways and landscaping. Currently, the project is 77 percent leased through agent Colliers International.
Upon completion, the property will be anchored by Matsumoto Shave Ice and Whaler’s General Store. Other tenants include Rajanee Thai Cuisine, Global Creations, T&C Surf, Fatboy’s, Splash! Hawaii, Island Vintage Coffee, Kahala Sportswear, Mahina and Uncle Bo’s.
“We’re proud to partner with Kamehameha Schools on the revitalization of historic Haleiwa Town,” Allied Builders System vice president Justin Izumi said in a statement. “We look forward to building a destination that locals and visitors can all enjoy.”
The project is expected to create nearly 100 construction jobs and be complete by the fall of 2014.
“Having worked with them recently in the redevelopment of Our Kakaako, we are familiar with their ability to integrate new improvements with older structures; build partnerships with owners, designers and subcontractors; and to deliver the project as planned,” added Kamehameha Schools senior land manager Kalani Fronda. “They know our vision, which is driven by the community, and we are excited to commence construction and bring this vision to life.”
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