New Condos in Honolulu - Kakaako Condo Developments

Aalii
High-end condo project in Ward Village. Expected completion: 2021.
The Central Ala Moana
Mixed affordable and mid-range project by Samkoo coming soon.
Hale Ka Lae
Conversion from rental to condo units. Sales coming soon.
Koula
Luxury condo in Ward Village. Sales expected to begin late 2018.
Kahala By The Sea
6 ultra-luxury homes beachfront along Kahala Ave. Sales underway.
Ae'o
High-end new condo in Kakakao's Ward Village. 
Expected completion: Dec 2018.
Map of All New Condo Projects in Honolulu
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News - New Honolulu Condo Projects

6/20/2018: Reserved (affordable) housing requirements in Kakaako were amended to give HCDA a 10 year buy back right and make the max prices for these units slight more affordable. 
6/20/2018: Fire that erupted on the rooftop of Ae'o was likely intentionally set (damaged limited to construction materials on the top).
6/8/2018: Ae'o bulk recordations are scheduled for December 2018 and January 2019.
6/8/2018: Owner of the 7000 Hawaii Kai rental project is planning to convert the majority of the 269 units to condos and anticipate to offer units for sale in the fall with prices in the $479,000 to $750,000 range (2BR to 3BR). 
6/8/2018: Aalii reserved housing lottery is coming soon. From June 9th to June 17th application packages can be picked up at the Ward Village sales gallery. Studio & 1BR price ranges: $271,000 to $487,000.
6/6/2018: Ae'o bulk closings expected to take place December 2018 and January 2019.
5/25/2018: The ultra-luxury Gateway Towers project in Ward Village has been put on hold. 
5/17/2018: Ward Village developer broke ground on The Central Plaza, which in its initial phase will be grass and landscaping across 1.5 acres.
4/27/2018Kahala By The Sea, 6 beachfront ultra-luxury homes along Kahala Ave, will begin sales tomorrow, Saturday. Price range: $8.999M to $12.999M. 
4/26/2018: Koula is expected to be the next project to be offered for sale in Ward Village (likely within 1 year). Project will have 570 units, luxury level (possibly Anaha level, although smaller units) and location will be right here.
4/26/2018: More than 1,500 condos under contract or sold in Ward Village since sales began early 2014. 
3/9/2018: Aloha Kai project is unlikely to materialize for now, as YMCA sues developer who where to redevelop their Atkinson / Ala Moana branch - read more here.
3/6/2018: The Central Ala Moana - 60% affordable and 40% market priced units - is project by SamKoo (Kapiolani Residence developer) expected to begin sales late 2018. 
3/1/2018Kapiolani Residence - a new condo project in Ala Moana - is on target for completion October 2018.
2/13/2018: Aalii, new condo project in Ward Village, will begin unrestricted sales March 3, 2018. Appointments can be scheduled online from Feb 27th.
2/8/2018: Some spectacular design ideas have been created for developments of new condo hotels in Waikiki. It is more than likely just a matter of time before new luxury condo hotels will be developed in Waikiki.
2/6/2018Symphony Honolulu has 2 x 2BR PH developer units left in $2.4M - $2.6M price range.
2/6/2018Park Lane Ala Moana has 8 developer units left.
1/24/2018Ae'o is about 97% sold and is so far on target for completion end 2018.
12/7/2017: Hawaii City Plaza, a proposed 163 unit condo tower (20% affordable) across from Keeaumoku Walmart, appears near approval - last step council vote. 

All New Honolulu Condo Developments at a Glance
A comprehensive list of all new condos in Honolulu (developments are predominantly in Kakaako, Ala Moana & Waikiki). If you are looking for newer, already completed condos, take a look at our Kakaako condos for sale page or expand to see all Honolulu condos for sale.

Ward Village Projects
60 acre master-planned community in Kakaako. Currently 7 projects completed, offered or in the planning: 
Koula (luxury): Expected to come to the market between fall 2018 to spring 2019.
Aalii (high-end): Expected completion 2021. ~25% sold.
Ae'o (high-end): Expected completion: Dec 2018 / Jan 2019. Sold out.
Ke Kilohana (reserved housing / mid-range): Expected completion: Spring 2019.  Sold out.
Anaha (luxury): Completed 2017. ~97% sold.
Waiea (ultra-luxury): Completed 2016. ~95% sold.

Other New Projects in Honolulu
Park Lane Ala Moana (ultra-luxury): ~95% sold. Completed 2017 (3 phases). 
Ritz-Carlton Waikiki (ultra-luxury): West Tower completed 2016. East Tower expected completion: Summer / fall 2018 - ~95% sold. 
Keauhou Place (mid-range): ~99% sold. Completed Oct 2017.
Kapiolani Residence (affordable & mid-range): Sold out. Under construction. Expected completion: Late 2018.
The Block 803 Waimanu (mainly affordable & reserved): 66 reserved (sold out), 77 affordable (contracting from December 2017), 5 market priced units. Expected completion: June 2019.

New Honolulu Projects in Planning (sales has not launched yet)
1400 Kapiolani Blvd (high-end): Mixed market rate, condo hotel and affordable housing rentals.
Manaolana Place (luxury): Condo hotel. 234 units - 109 condo units and 125 hotel rooms.
Kahala by the Sea (ultra-luxury): 6 residences in 3 buildings - Kahala Ave oceanfront.
1500 Kapiolani Blvd (luxury): Condo hotel. Studio - 3BR.
Hawaii Ocean Plaza (high-end): Condo hotel. 407 units - 207 condo units and 200 hotel rooms.
Aloha Kai (luxury): Unlikely for now, as YMCA is suing developer for lack of redevelopment. 
Azure Ala Moana (mid-range): 429 units - 351 market rate and 78 affordable rentals.
1391 Kapiolani Blvd (affordable & mid-range): 485 units. Same developer as Kapiolani Residence.
1338 & 1356 Kapiolani Blvd (affordable & mid-range): 690 units.

 
Overview of Kakaako Condo Developments
Without question, the name on everyone's minds is Kakaako, which, ironically, means slow in Hawaiian. This mainly industrial area is just beginning the transformation that will turn it into a dynamic neighborhood that promises the best in urban outdoor lifestyles, luxury living and a perfect location bridging Downtown and Ala Moana. There are also development plans in Waikiki, though on a much smaller scale.The creation of this burgeoning neighborhood, Kakaako, is primarily the work of 2 major entities - Kamehameha Schools and the Howard Hughes Corporation. Howard Hughes owns 19% of the land in Kakaako, while Kamehameha has 17%.

Kamehameha will be transforming 29 acres of their land here, under a project called 'Our Kakaako', which make up the western section, closest to downtown, of the entire redevelopment. Lying next to it on the East is Hughes' Ward Village concept, spread over 60 acres total.



There's actually a 3rd major section, aside from the Hughes & Kamehameha communities, which takes up the area between Piikoi St and the historic IBM Building (Queen St) - the easternmost area, closest to Ala Moana - known as the 'Super Block', due to its density of development. The Super Block is made up of 7 popular high-rise condos: Hokua (2006), Koolani (2006), Nauru Tower (1990), Hawaiki Tower (1999), Waihonua (2015), 1350 Ala Moana (1968) & Moana Pacific (2007).

Together Kamehameha and Hughes are expected to build more than 20 new condo towers in Kakaako over the coming years (possibly 16 condo buildings by Howard Hughes in "Ward Village" and possibly 7 condos on land owned by Kamehameha Schools in "Our Kakaako"). Many will take their place among the finest luxury condos in Honolulu, once completed. Keep in mind, though, these new condo developments in Honolulu will ultimately include a broad range of units, including affordable and mid-range housing.

More About Ward Village - Urban Development Guided By a Vision
The Ward Village neighborhood will be roughly defined by Ward Ave on the West (including a few lots west of Ward Ave), Ala Moana Blvd on the South and Queen St as both eastern and northern borders due to its curved path.

The fact that Howard Hughes owns all of this land makes certain that its vision of integrated shopping and services, such as grocery stores, parking structures and dining options will be a certainty. These elements are an integral part of the Kakaako 'outdoor living space' lifestyle, rather than afterthoughts added wherever they could be fit in - something that happens too often in fast developing Honolulu. 

The vision includes making the entire area LEED (leadership in energy & environmental design) platinum-certified, which would make Ward Village the largest platinum-certified neighborhood the US. LEED certification is a prestigious designation offered to properties offering a high level of sustainability. Some examples of what Howard Hughes is doing to achieve this high level LEED certification: 

  • Focus on water and energy savings, which help reduce water consumption. Methods include utilizing high-performance, water-saving fixtures like dual-flush toilets.
  • Usage of energy-efficient appliances and design, which reduces the consumption of imported oil and the creation of CO2 emissions, making for a healthier environment and land. For landscaping, LEED prioritizes the use of native plants, drought-tolerant plants, and low-impact stormwater design. This is important because stormwater runoff is one of the ocean’s top pollutants. Such design absorbs runoff and also acts as a filter, reducing the flow of polluted water.
  • Avenues for environmentally friendly modes of transportation (biking and walking instead of driving), encouraging better fitness. It also prioritizes the health of residents in other ways, including integrating larger open spaces and improved circulation in buildings, making for fresh air beyond code minimums.

Howard Hughes has also made clear their intentions to build luxury units that will raise the bar in Hawaii. A couple in the works are two grand penthouses in Waiea, priced around $35,000,000.

All of Ward Village, when completed, may include 16 condo projects, but will not be defined by concrete sprawl. Hughes has planned a 4 acre park so the community will have ample room to breathe and enjoy the beauty of this place. The defining concept Kamehameha Schools, the other major landowner, and Hughes have jointly set down is that Kakaako will be a place to Live, not just reside. There's a big difference.

The utter commitment by Howard Hughes to this project is unmistakable if only from the approximate $20 million they've spent remodeling the landmark IBM Building into an Information & Sales Center specifically for this undertaking.

Insight to Kakaako
Residents will enjoy broad pedestrian paths & boulevards all over the district. Enjoy a refreshing stroll at the end of the workday or walk to an enticing new restaurant nearby you've been always wanting to try. Alongside convenient shopping, you'll also find senior centers, recreation areas and playgrounds. All ages can find a new condo in Kakaako that feels welcoming and like home.

Along with this smart development you get the best of nature's treasures as well. Soft, enveloping beach, the infinite blue ocean, wide green parks - they're all within your reach now. No climbing once again into the car every time you need to just get out for a while. Kakaako’s new development is built around easy access to every aspect of life.

Be a part of this incredible community that will only get better and better. Make sure you get the timing right and end up in the best condo for you and your lifestyle. Feel free to contact us and learn what you need to know about making your home a new condo in Kakaako or one of the other new condo developments in Honolulu.
Newer Condos
One Ala Moana
Luxury condo built in 2014, 206 units on 23 floors, 1 - 4BR. Amenities: Concierge, Infinity pool, theater, guest suites, dog park, massage room, yoga room, BBQ.
Waihonua
Built in 2015, 345 units on 43 floors, 1 - 3BR. Amenities: Infinity pool, party room, theater, gym, hot tub, BBQ pavilions, 2 guest suites.
Ritz-Carlton Waikiki
Luxury condo hotel in Waikiki. West Tower completed. East Tower expected completion: Summer 2018.
Symphony Honolulu
High-end condo in Kakaako near Ward Village. Just a few PH units left from developer. Completed May 2016.
The Collection Honolulu
Built 2016, 397 Units on 43 floors, 1-3BR. Mid-range / high-end project in Our Kakaako. Amenities: Fitness, Pool, Dog Wash, Kids Play Area Yoga Room etc.
Keauhou Place
Mid-priced condo project in Kakaako, within "Our Kakaako."  Sales ongoing.  Expected completion: Fall 2017.
400 Keawe
Completed May 2016, 6 Floors with 95 units in 1 - 3BR configurations. No amenities.
801 South St
Built in 2015, 635 Units on 46 floors, Studio - 2BR. Amenities: None, except a few seating arrangements. Maintenance fees are very low.
Kapiolani Residence
Mid-range project with 484 units - mix of market priced and affordable housing. Expected completion: Late 2018.
Ke Kilohana
Mid-range project - 88% reserved housing and 12% market priced units - in Ward Village. Expected completion: Spril 2019.