Kewalo Harbor Redevelopment

In its early proposal for Kewalo Harbor, the Howard Hughes Corporation committed to start with community-based planning for the entire area. Beginning in the Fall of 2014, Victoria Ward Limited and the Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) began informal discussions with community stakeholders regarding potential improvements at Kewalo Basin Harbor. The discussions centered on furthering the efforts begun with the 2011 Kaka‘ako Makai Area Conceptual Master Plan. This preliminary dialog soon evolved into a more robust community engagement process.

Victoria Ward Limited, HHC and its consultant team shared back to the community the ideas previously expressed, and how these ideas, along with the 2011 Kaka‘ako Makai Conceptual Master Plan, had begun to inform and direct the new master planning efforts for Kewalo Harbor. In early November, the first of two community stakeholder workshops was held on site, at the Kewalo Harbor Net Shed (Kupu Training Facility). Following the first successful community scale engagement, Victoria Ward Limited and HHC held a second community stakeholder workshop at the Net Shed in late January 2015. Like the first meeting, nearly 100 community stakeholders and officials attended the workshop.

Victoria Ward Limited, HHC and its consultant team shared back to the community the ideas previously expressed, and how these ideas, along with the 2011 Kaka‘ako Makai Conceptual Master Plan, had begun to inform and direct the new master planning efforts for Kewalo Harbor.

Kewalo Harbor: Our Makai Community Gathering Place, was proposed as a narrative to describe the importance of this place to the community as well as the inspiration for a comprehensive and cohesive master plan solution. Five distinctive areas were identified for their unique characteristics: Piko, Pilina, Kauhale, Kahakai, & Kai.

The successful community dialog that began with these two important community stakeholder workshops has continued through to today. The result is a Kewalo Harbor Waterfront Development Proposal that prioritizes the character and maritime uses of the working harbor while establishing itself as a new and vibrant Makai Gathering Place for Our Community.

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Location: Honolulu, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Client: The Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Project Team: WCIT Architecture, 505 Design, Land Design, Bowlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Program: Commercial Mixed-Use
  • Site: 103,000 sf
  • Status: Master Planning

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