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New Urban City

Honolulu’s New Urban City

Kaka’ako-Ala Moana

Kaka’ako-Ala Moana area has dramatically transformed as New Urban City in Honolulu these past few years. The landscape has been changed by seven new completed residential towers bringing more than 2,000 units into the neighborhood with two more towers to be completed around the beginning and middle of 2019. These development controls and dictate by the two major landowners -Kamehameha Schools and Howard Hughes Corporation.

Korean developer Sam Koo kicked things off in this neighborhood in 2016 with his one, Kapiolani Residence. The project had both affordable and market housing units which sold out in a matter of months. This demonstrated to developers that the Ala Moana area is a highly desirable neighborhood and people are in the vision to buy these projects despite it not being in the more newly developed Kaka’ako neighborhood. 

Mountain side of Ala Moana area

Over the next few years, we could see as many as six or seven new high-rises come up in the Ala Moana area. From affordable rental project to luxury condo-hotels, variety of selection for everyone. While close in distance, the Ala Moana neighborhood feels little different from Kakaa’ko’s vibe because it’s already a mature community and with new projects will come a different mix and vibe at street level. These new projects will refresh the neighborhood bringing new commercial spaces and attracting new businesses and restaurants to the area. It makes whole Ala Moana-Kaka’ako area looks new community.

These are New condominium project in Kaka’ako-Ala Moana area.

The Central Ala Moana

Built by the same developer as Kapiolani Residence, Sam Koo, this project should be very popular and sell quickly. Floor to ceiling windows and large floor plans will attract buyers to this project along with the 310 affordable housing units that it will offer. For more detail about The Central Ala Moana click here.

  • 203 Market Rate Units
  • 310 Affordable Housing Units
  • Sales Starts Fall 2018

Sky Ala Moana

Sky Ala Moana is a unique project that will introduce a brand new condo-hotel into the neighborhood. This is one of a few new concepts that we will see over the next few years. There will be a mix of affordable housing and market units in the residential tower. Limited information is available regarding this project, to see more detail click here.

  • Two Towers
  • 389 Market Rate Units
  • 90 Affordable Housing Units

The Residences At Mandarin Oriental Honolulu

The Mandarin Oriental brand is being reintroduced to Hawaii. This time it’ll be in the heart of Honolulu where between Ala Moana and Waikiki. Concept of this project as being similar to Ritz-Carlton Residences where each unit is individually owned but can also be rented out through the hotel rental program. It’s ideal for someone who only wants to live in Honolulu for part of the year and still looking for luxury is of utmost importance. Click here for more detail about Mandarin Oriental Honolulu.

  • 99 Luxury Residences
  • 125 Guest Rooms
  • 36 Story Mixed use building

Azure Ala Moana

Azure Ala Moana is located at the corner of Keeaumoku and Makaloa Streets(Across from Walmart), Azure Ala Moana is a new residential tower with 330 condominium residences, along with 78 rental apartments and exciting retail in the over 20,000 square foot ground- and second-level plaza. Above the six-level parking podium, residents and their guests will enjoy a welcoming recreation deck featuring a stellar collection of amenities. To see more detail click here.

  • 41 Stories
  • 330 Total Fee Simple Units
  • 78 Rental Units


“Ko’ula” is the newest high-rise condominium development by Howard Hughes in the Ward Village development of Kakaako. Ko’ula will be directly adjacent to the Central Plaza, a key feature of the master planned community which will add green space, elevated walk-ways and areas for activity such as weekly yoga classes, a farmers market, outdoor movies, and live Hawaiian music and hula performances, to learn about KO’ULA. To see more detail click here.

  • 41 Stories
  • Unit: 565 (located in a high-rise tower, probably about 475 units, and a lower podium structure, probably about 90 units
  • Unit Type: Studio, 1BR, 2BR & 3BR.
  • Complete: late 2021 to early 2022


Building located at 615 Keawe St, it will be oriented on the corner of Keawe & Halekauwila St, only two blocks from one of Honolulu’s thriving urban epicenters in SALT at Kaka’ako, to learn more about ILILANI Condo click here.

  • 42 Stories
  • 328 total units  (165 Affordable Priced Units, 163 Market Units)
  • COMPLETION: 2021

Hawaii City Plaza

Hawaii City Plaza develops by California Investment Regional Center LLC, is The condo-hotel which will be 250 feet in height and feature restaurants and commercial on the ground floor. It planned to be built at 710 Sheridan Street on a roughly 40,000 square foot parcel. All sales units currently sold out.

  • 26 Story
  • 163 units planned for the building.

Hawaii Ocean Plaza

Hawaii Ocean Plaza is by the same developer as Hawaii City Plaza. The project will be a hotel and residential mixed units. The project will feature partial ocean views but will be built right behind The Central Ala Moana. It will be 400 feet high rise building on Kapiolani Boulevard. 

Victoria Place

Victoria Place will be located at 1100 Ala Moana Blvd., between Waiea and Victoria Ward Park, a portion of the site The Howard Hughes Corp. (NYSE: HHC) had previously planned as the site for one of the two Gateway Towers, according to an application filed with the Hawaii Community Development Authority, which oversees development in Kakaako. To see more detail click here..

1500 Kapiolani Blvd

1500 Kapiolani is a 40 story high-rise skyscraper situated on 1470, 1488 and 1500 Kapiolani Boulevard and will be adjacent to Walgreens and right across the street from Walmart and the Ala Moana Shopping Center. 1500 Kapiolani is a mixed use building that will feature 500 residential condominiums with commercial space for retail stores and restaurants. 1500 Kapiolani is being developed by Salem Partners and [au] Workshop Architects and is currently in its pre-building stages.