Kamehameha Schools announced plans Wednesday to build 183 housing units in Kakaako along Auahi, Keawe and Pohukaina streets.

The trust, which is Hawaii’s largest private landowner, is developing the mixed-use project along with Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii.

A project called 400 Keawe will take up 1.52 acres and include a six-story building with 75 market-priced units surrounded by 10,000 square feet of commercial space. Twenty additional units will be priced more affordably, ranging from the low $400,000s to mid-$700,00s. 

The rest of the 2.81-acre block will include 88 residential units in a four-story building targeted to middle-income workers and their families. 

The project is expected to be complete in 2016.

Below are more details from the press release:

The two-story, 24,000-square foot building at 458 Keawe, formerly used by Alu Like, will be retained and used as commercial space.

The entire block will provide over 28,600 square feet of open areas accessible to the public that will feature a 14,500-square foot plaza, abundant bicycle parking, a doggie run, mid-block pedestrian passage and activated streetscapes. It will also serve as a public pathway to and from the future Honolulu rail transit station located one block away on Halekauwila Street. All open areas will be finished with specialty paving, landscaping that includes native species, and shaded by canopy trees.

Photos: Renderings of development plans by Kamehameha Schools

Anita Hofschneider