I know I was unclear the last time, but let’s see how clear I make it, even to myself, about the future senior living component to Waihonua.
My "Senior," my grandfather. I would love it if he lived in the Senior housing of Waihonua, since I buy groceries for them every week. Wouldn't that be the greatest?
This is how it reads in the updated Public Report from the Developers:
“2. The remaining reserved housing requirements under HCDA’s Mauka Area Rules of the Hawaii Community Development Authority and the Permit are being satisfied for this project by the provision of seventy-two (72) senior reserved housing rental units (the “Senior Reserved Housing Rental Units”) to be located in a Reserved Housing Building #2 located across Waimanu Street from the project lands with an address of 450 Pi’ikoi Street.
The senior reserved housing rental units will be offered for rental to qualified seniors (age 62 or older) under a separate program approved by HCDA and in full compliance with all applicable Mauka Area Rules imposed on such rentals. The initial offering of the Senior Reserved Housing Rental Units will be conducted later in time and separately from the offer for sale of the Units noted in the Waihonua Project which are covered by this Public Report. A separate notice will be published when the Senior Reserved Housing Rental Units will be initially offered for rent.”
This is news that I’m sure we all want to know about. In an earlier report on the Waihonua website and covered by KHON 2 News:
“The units start at $400,000 so it wouldn’t be affordable, but it is for the local market. But there is an affordable elderly housing component,’ said Hallin. 72 studio and one bedroom rental units will be built here, nearby on Kona Street between Piikoi and Pensacola. Rent is expected to be about $900 a month, and tenants must be 62 or older, and meet certain income requirements. The senior rentals and luxury condominium will be built simultaneously.”
Want to Live at Waihonua Now?
I sure do. If I fit the requirements, I’d really love to as well! It’s in a great location near some of the best shopping locations on Oahu, a bus ride away from Waikiki, beaches, and downtown. I can’t believe the rents will be as low as $900. I hate to say this, but can I get in on that? It costs $900 in some metro areas in Honolulu for a studio, but this is brand new and the location can’t be beat in Kakaako, for convenience to everywhere I go. How about you?