Talk Story #30 – Changes Continue in Kaka'ako at Ward Center on Oahu

While still studying plans for a major redevelopment of their ownership portion of prime acreage in Kaka’ako, the Howard Hughes Corporation continues to move forward with the completion of a previously stalled and partially finished building opposite Ward Center between Auahi St. and Queen St.

New construction near the Ko'olani and other luxury condos

Recently, it was announced that the first occupants will be the national discount retailer T.J.Maxx taking over the second floor. Of course, now the question is…who or what will be occupying the street level? Attached and apart of this total land area is the newly opened parking structure, adjacent to Kamakee St., which was mentioned and pictured in a previous Talk Story article.

Already the exterior of this commercial section of the overall building is becoming rather striking as noted on the mauka (mountain) side, where it is next to the short roadway of Queen St., as it carves an additional entrance to Ala Moana Blvd. These are long awaited changes and finally happening! 

Queen St. connected roadway along side of new building

Next to the ‘Ko’olani‘ and the luxurious ‘Hokua‘ high rise condominiums (I linked to a joint Gallery of available units) is a childrens park with more strolling paths toward the adjacent Queen Street and right around the corner from the Ward Shopping Center. 

I know there must be growing excitement with the hundreds of brand-new ‘Pacifica-Honolulu‘ condominium homeowners eager to soon start enjoying their own lifestyle starting in November. They all must have agreed, at some point, that this prime ‘near to everything’ area called Kaka’ako/Ala Moana has fine reasons and fine amenities well worth investing in. It is a good time to take advantage of the various surrounding condominiums of different styles, sizes, and prices.

Luxury 'Hokua' condo next to Queen St. and Ward Center

Contact me with what you have been considering. Perhaps not in this location? Elsewhere in the state? Let’s get started now and narrow it down to even which island. Each Hawaiian island is distinctly different in its own way. Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers has 6 offices on 4 of the major islands and their services are available throughout the state of Hawaii. I look forward to our own ‘Talk Story’ and discussion, finding out what may be best for you! 

With warm Aloha, Jeanne.

Note: In Hawaii, there is often a gathering of family and friends, and in a casual way stories are told of present and past happenings.We call it “Talk Story.” My continued series are about different places around Oahu with a bit of their history, and the opportunities for you today. I would love to hear about your personal Hawaii memories to share, perhaps during the territorial days, like I was, growing up out ‘Koko Head’ way. Hawaii is a special place and so are the people. Follow me as we discover a Lifestyle best suited for YOU. Whether it is a new military move, a casual beach house, a downsized retirement home, a golf course fronted resort home-away-from-home, a grand residence with superb view, or a high rise condominium…the choices and the Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers resources are many.

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