Ālia, meaning salt bed, is the latest mixed-use development in KS’ Kaia¯ulu ‘o Kaka‘ako master planned community and is named after the salt flats that historically comprised the region.


Kobayashi Group to lead development of Block I in Our Kaka'ako

The Kobayashi Group has been selected to develop Block I in the vibrant urban community of Our Kaka'ako. The project name, Alia, is the latest mixed-use development in Kamehameha Schools’ Kaia¯ulu ‘o Kaka‘ako master planned community. Alia is the Hawaiian word for salt bed and represents the salt flats that historically comprised the region.

Ālia features a diversity of 483 new homes in the planned 400-foot structure, of which 437 units will be available at market price and 46 homes will be in reserve housing. It will also include 3,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space that will create a pedestrian friendly experience, community interaction, and urban outdoor living. Construction is expected to break ground in 2023.

The project is bordered by Ala Moana Boulevard, Koula and Auahi Streets. The Diamond Head border adjoins the former Bank of Hawai'i property on the corner of Ward Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard.

“We are excited to bring this project to fruition after years of careful planning and consideration,” said Alana Kobayashi Pakkala, partner and chief operating officer of Kobayashi Group. “Since Kobayashi Group had been involved in a previous project on the site, it’s gratifying for us to have the opportunity to develop a community that celebrates calling Hawai?i home so special – beautiful and thoughtfully designed homes with amenities that foster a healthy and outdoor lifestyle and pave the way for memorable experiences with friends and family.”

In keeping with KS’ Kaia¯ulu ‘o Kaka‘ako Master Plan's commitment to providing diverse housing options, walkable and open gathering spaces, Alia will feature 50 percent more recreation space and 70 percent more open space than required by the Hawai?i Community Development Authority. These spaces will be programed for residents and the community to gather and enjoy the outdoors in this dynamic and active community. The Kobayashi Group will also design Ālia with a focus on sustainability, integrating industry-leading strategies to reduce the building’s carbon footprint.

“We are enthusiastic to work with The Kobayashi Group as they add to the melting pot community of Our Kaka‘ako,” KS commercial real estate director of planning and development Serge Krivatsy said. “Kamehameha Schools’ vision for Our Kaka'ako is built in diversity, vibrancy, and a cultural connection to this place. Ālia is the ninth project of our master plan, and KS remains committed to its kuleana of stewarding Our Kaka'ako as part of our ?A¯ina Pauahi landholdings, to fulfill our mission of serving Native Hawaiian learners.”

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