Project to Introduce One‐Acre Public Park, Residences and Retail to Ward Village
HONOLULU (November 25, 2014) – The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) today received approval from the Hawai'i Community Development Authority for its Ward Village Gateway project. The project is the first residential and commercial development project in Phase Two of the Ward Village Master Plan, 'ewa of the Waiea project along Ala Moana Boulevard. Ward Village Gateway will include a one‐acre public park and two mixed‐use towers with approximately 236 total residences and approximately 20,000 square feet of retail along Auahi Street.
"The first phase of our master plan is bringing significant economic growth and new community amenities to the neighborhood, furthering our mission of revitalizing and enhancing this growing community," said Nick Vanderboom, Senior Vice President of Development of Ward Village. "The Ward Village Gateway project will connect the community from mauka to makai with the introduction of a new public park, helping to realize our vision for an integrated, sustainable neighborhood that provides a gathering place for all of Honolulu."
Ward Village Gateway will be designed by internationally recognized architects Richard Meier & Partners in collaboration with executive architect, Architects Hawaii, and a team of local consultants. The project includes a one‐acre public park that will serve as the start of a planned four‐acre public park that will open up a pedestrian connection from the heart of Ward Village to the center of Kewalo Basin Harbor. The park will include water elements flowing towards the ocean, public seating, native plants and walking pathways. Ward Village Gateway is part of Phase Two of the Ward Village Master Plan, which also includes a flagship 50,000 square foot Whole Foods Market and additional retail space.
The long‐term 60‐acre Ward Village master plan strives to create one of the best neighborhoods in the world while celebrating the land's rich history and authentically reflecting the spirit of Hawai'i. Ward Village will offer a better quality of life for all with pedestrian friendly streets, a carefully curated selection of local and national retailers, beautiful open spaces and both market‐rate and workforce residences. With sustainable development at its core, Ward Village is the largest LEED‐ND (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development) Platinum‐Certified neighborhood in the United States and the first of its kind in Hawai'i.
About Ward Village®
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Ward Village is a new 60-acre coastal master planned community in the heart of Honolulu located between downtown and Waikīkī in the Kakaʻako district. Ward Village includes two mixed-use residential towers – Waiea and Anaha – that are now under construction and will transform the popular shopping and dining district into a vibrant neighborhood that offers exceptional residences with incredible island and ocean views and a carefully curated mix of retail experiences set among dynamic public open spaces and walkable streets.
This growing community will include three additional developments: Ae'o at 1001 Queen Street, Gateway Towers and Ke Kilohana at 988 Halekauwila Street. Aeʻo at 1001 Queen Street is a 466-unit mixed-use condominium tower anchored by a flagship Whole Foods Market. The extraordinary first building of Gateway Towers on Ala Moana Boulevard will bring the architecture of world-renowned architect Richard Meier to the Honolulu skyline. Ke Kilohana will bring housing targeted for local residents and a 23,000 square foot Long's Drugs to the neighborhood.
The vision for Ward Village is consistent with the master plan approved by the HCDA in 2009, which allows for up to 9.3 million square feet of mixed-use development and will include over 4,000 residences and over 1 million square feet of retail space.
Ward Village is Hawaiʻi's only LEED-ND Platinum-Certified project and the largest neighborhood development in the country to receive such a prestigious certification. The Information Center and Residential Sales Gallery is located at the iconic IBM Building. For more information, visit www.wardvillage.com.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai'i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com.
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