Ward Village — The Howard Hughes Corp.'s 60-acre master-planned community located between Downtown Honolulu and Waikiki — recently submitted a planned development permit application to the Hawaii Community Development Authority for its newest proposed residential project, Mahana Ward Village.

According to a June 1 announcement from the developer, Mahana – the 12th residential project in Ward Village – will create 340 homes, 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and outdoor gathering space along the new Halekauwila extension, with a gateway plaza and sidewalks that connect to Victoria Ward Park.

Ward Village officials told Pacific Business News that the Halekauwila Street extension starts at the Ward Avenue corner of Ke Kilohana and will connect across Ward Avenue through to Kamakee Street.

"Mahana Ward Village will be the perfect addition to the Halekauwila restaurant and retail corridor, continuing Ward Village’s commitment to bringing together the best of integrated parks, shops, restaurants and homes for the community,” Doug Johnstone, president, Hawaii, The Howard Hughes Corp., said in a statement.

The announcement did not include anticipated construction costs, but noted that the project is projected to have a $433 million economic impact, and contribute $146 million in workers’ earnings and $26 million in state tax revenue.

An average of more than 350 jobs will be sustained each year for the duration of the project, which will generate an estimated $72 million in real property tax over 30 years, the announcement read.

"Evoking the hospitality of the Ward Estate, the project name Mahana means warm feelings, or that of which the rising and setting sun exudes," according to the announcement.

Mahana Ward Village is designed by architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz, interior designer Tihany Design and VITA Planning & Landscape Architecture.

According to the HCDA website on the project, a presentation before the authority is planned for 9 a.m. July 5, followed by a modification hearing at 9 a.m. July 6. A decision-making hearing is set for 9 a.m. Sept. 6.

The hearings will be held both remotely and in person at the HCDA Board Meeting Room, located on the second floor of 547 Queen St. in Honolulu.

The public hearing notice also notes that the condominium tower will be located on a 75-foot tall parking podium with approximately 503 parking stalls

Six mixed-use residential buildings in Ward Village have been completed — Waiea, Anaha, Aeo, Ke Kilohana, Aalii and, most recently, Koula. Victoria Place, Ulana and The Park Ward Village are new residential buildings in development. Plans for Kalae have been approved.

In September 2022, Koula, the neighborhood’s sixth residential tower, opened to residents, while ground broke on The Park Ward Village in October 2022 and Ulana Ward Village in December 2022.

Ward Village in March announced it had submitted a planned development permit application to HCDA for its 11th proposed development, The Launiu Ward Village.

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