3/15/2023: New homes in Mamaka at Hoopili now offered, starting at $824K for 4 bedroom's.
March 2006 D.R. Horton acquired about 1,550 acres of land in East Kapolei (West Oahu) from the James Campbell Estate, which was formerly sugarcane fields. May 2015, After several years of anticipation, D.R. Horton got the Honolulu City Council’s approval for the $4.6 billion Hoopili project. September 2016 the project broke ground and the first new homes in Hoopili were completed summer 2017.
Hoopili is located east of Kapolei and north of Ewa Beach. It is considered an Ewa Beach zip code, but typically referred to as “East Kapolei”. Location is approximately defined by the boundaries of Kualakai Parkway (west), Farrington Highway (north), Old Fort Weaver & Fort Weaver Rd (east) and Ewa Villages Golf Course (south).
Hoopili is a mixed-use master-planned community in East Kapolei with a plan to create 11,750 new residential homes in Kapolei across ~1,550 acres of land over the next 20 to 30 years. The residential properties will be a combination of single-family homes, townhomes and condos with parks, playgrounds, restaurants, shops, schools, farms, gardens & more, creating a community, which over time, as the built-out of Hoopili takes shape, will resemble more of a city on its own with somewhere around 7,500 permanent jobs.
The Hoopili concept is centered around creating a vibrant, healthy and convenient community where people don’t have to get in their cars to do everything.
Snapshot of the Master Plan:
Map of Hoopili Master Plan
A unique feature of the Hoopili community is the mixed-use homes. This may allow an owner to live on the 2nd floor and run a small shop on the 1st floor or run a shop on the 1st floor and rent out the 2nd floor residential space or any other combination. This setup may offer more people the opportunity to start a business otherwise not financially possible, obviously depending on how these homes will be priced.
History of Hoopili
Jim Schuler – founder of Schuler Homes – had a vision for the Hoopili project, on a smaller scale, in the mid 1990’s and was under contract to purchase 800 acres from the Campbell Estate, but cancelled year 1996 due to a weakening economy. A few years it was revised again and cancelled for similar reasons. Year 2002 D.R. Horton acquired Schuler Homes and that meant more financial resources and the ability to purchase almost 1,600 acres from Campbell Estate for $71M, with a vision to bring the “2nd City” of Kapolei closer to the “1st City” of Honolulu. Year 2009 the developer applied for the Land Use Commission (LUC) to reclassify the land from agricultural to urban use, which came with significant opposition from various parties and in year 2014 the LUC ruled the project needed to be broken in to phases to be approved. The developer (D.R. Horton) made a lot of changes & improvements and in year 2014 the LUC approved the plans, which was appealed by opposing parties and ultimately in year 2015 the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled in favor of the developer with final zoning approvals and Hoopili could finally get underway.