Latest news about Ko‘ula condos
Howard Hughes Corporation received approval from the Hawaii Community development Authority (HCDA) for their sixth tower at Ward Village. The 565-unit condo will be named Ko’ula condo.
With unanimous approval, the developer is expecting start sales in early 2019. The HCDA attached a requirement with the approval that the development still needs to deliver 64 moderately priced units and those units can be in the Ko’ula or elsewhere in their 60 plus acre development.
In a special design request, the HCDA is permitting the developer to make a 75-foot podium base in the building. This design will allow for parking and also accommodate retail space. Being located next to the central plaza will mean that the retail spaces can flow out into the central plaza. Also, the drive entrance for the building will double as a central area where people can be dropped off and picked up. This plays into the concept of a pedestrian-friendly area and promotes concepts like ride-sharing companies.
The 41-story building will have one, two and three-bedroom condo units ranging in size from 300 square feet to 1500 square feet. Construction could begin as early as late 2019. This would mean that the completion would be estimated to be in late 2022.
The architectural firm, Studio Gang with offices in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco, is designing the building. Yabu Pushelberg with offices in New York and Toronto will be designing the interiors.