D.R. Horton Breaks Ground on 11,750-Home Hoopili Project in West Oahu

Construction has begun on the long-anticipated, 1,600-acre Hoopili master-planned community in West Oahu.

Ewa, West OahuD.R. Horton — Schuler Homes LLC has celebrated the groundbreaking of the Hoopili master-planned community in West Oahu, which has been a more than a decade in the making.

Hoopili Groundbreaking

Hoopili groundbreaking with Governor David Ige, Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Senator Mike Gabbard, Representative TY Cullen, and other community leaders.

The first phase of the project will bring homes to 293 families, according to the Pacific Business News. Plans call for 151 single-family homes and duplexes and 142 townhomes including D.R. Horton’s Flex Homes—which offer room for a retail space, home office or extended-family suite—and single-level condominium homes. This phase will also include a 1.8-acre neighborhood park with playground equipment and a gathering pavilion.

Overall, the Hoopili master-planned community is set to cover about 1,600 acres of land in Ewa and include 3 million square feet of commercial space. Parks and gathering places will spread across 70 acres of land, while another 200 acres will be used for commercial farms and community gardens. Over an estimated 20-year buildout period, the project will also bring five new state-run public schools and three rail transit stations.

According to Mayor Kirk Caldwell, at least 30 percent of the new housing units are required to be affordable to families earning 120 percent of area median income ($114,980 for a family of four). That would add 3,525 homes. Furthermore, a minimum of 10 percent of the units (1,175 units) must be affordable to families earning 80 percent of the area median income ($76,650) or less.

Hoopili will be similar to Castle & Cooke Hawaii’s Mililani Town development in Central Oahu, which began selling its first homes in 1968.

Image courtesy of D.R. Horton — Schuler Homes LLC (Hoopili Oahu)