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  1. It was bound to happen but it looks like the Kapolei Pacific Center, once one of the largest commercial buildings planned for Oahu's second city, has become the latest casualty of the strained financial market. There are also a couple of other stalled projects as well so who knows what other proposals will be canned soon.
  2. Here's a huge project that look's likely to be built. It is another one of those liefstyle malls but the plan does include 4 towers around 120 ft. two of which will be hotels and the other two--office towers. Sources: Honolulu Star Bulletin and Debartolo Development A few facts:
  3. Wow thanks for the updates! It has been a while since but glad to see more. BTW it's nice to see some being proposed near downtown. Also, some of those designs are a trip like Ocean Walk and Ashford & Earle! I'd be scared to stay at Ocean Walk!
  4. Smaller Honolulu Construction Projects Haumea Tech Center in Kapolei (Suburb) Location: Kapolei Pacific Center
  5. Here's some good news and an update: Affordable housing project is back on track in Kaka'ako Source: Honolulu Advertiser The Halekauwila Place project, announced two years ago, was stalled by financing problems until the Hawai'i Community Development Authority stepped in. Quick Stats: 1. 201-units 2. 18 stories A developer and the state have revived an affordable housing project in Kaka'ako stalled by financing troubles, but only after a state agency guiding development in the area took the unusual step of lending money for the planned rental tower on state l
  6. Here's what the skyline (towers coloured in) may look like in the future for the Kaka'ako area owned by Kamehameha Schools. Source: Kaka'ako {sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}} The Project (Kamehameha Schools) There are at least 7-8 additional skyscrapers in this rendering. Park Diagram Map of various Districts in and around the CBD << News >> Kamehameha Schools presents its vision to HCDA Source: Honolulu Star Bulletin The master plan echoes an earlier proposal by General Growth Properties Kamehameha Schools yesterday presented its vision
  7. Anchorage Project Updates Sources: Destination Downtown and Venture Development Group Town Square Center 2009-2010 Augustine Energy Center 21 stories U/C? Soon to be Anchorage's tallest.
  8. Here's a more detailed map of the proposed development in Kaka'ako.
  9. This is potentially some great, great news for the city of Honolulu! The reason why I say potentially is because it's just a proposal in need of approval but it look's like it may move forward! Kakaako rebirth pushes forward A $233.6 million project is expected to create 1,200 jobs Source: Honolulu Star Bulletin BTW, this appears to be a separate proposal than the other massive one in the same area with as much as 20-30 new highrises. I cannot remember exactly but I posted information on it somewhere in this thread. This artist's rendering depicts a pedestrian ma
  10. Blah, i'm not a fan of this but it will be a fairly major construction project. Disney unveils plans for Hawaii Source: Pacific Business News Walt Disney Parks & Resorts on Thursday unveiled a model of a resort scheduled to open on Oahu in 2011. The mixed-used resort includes 350 hotel rooms and 480 vacation villas for Disney Vacation Club members. The family-focused resort will be located on 21 acres at Ko Olina Resort & Marina in West Oahu. The resort will feature two towers, gardens, pools, water slides, a fake volcano caldera, spa, banquet and meeti
  11. Hawaii stadium to get $185M overhaul; UH expands pay-per-view package $185M project addresses safety issues first, then will explore suites, amenities Source: Honolulu Advertiser *The project will start in March (2009), with major work being done between the end of the NFL's 2009 Pro Bowl and the University of Hawai'i football season. The makeover is expected to be completed in 2013. Since opening in 1975 at a cost of $32 million, the state's largest facility has been dogged by costly repairs and lawsuits. From 1985 to 1995, rust treatment cost $80 million. By comparison
  12. Deal finalized for West Oahu center Ka Makana Ali'i is to be larger than Pearlridge and will include a hotel Source: Honolulu Advertiser The shopping center in East Kapolei is expected to open in late 2009 on 67 acres near the planned University of Hawai'i-West O'ahu campus and will have 1.6 million square feet of commercial space. *It will be the 2nd largest shopping center in the metro area. By Gordon Y.K. Pang Advertiser West O'ahu Writer A final lease agreement has been signed that will bring O'ahu's largest shopping center west of Pearlridge between 'Ewa an
  13. Here's another residential project proposal. It's really ugly and plain Jane, unfortunately. 220ft. - 176-unit condo planned by 2010 Half of the fee-simple condominiums will be designated affordable Source: Honolulu Star Bulletin Developer THM Partners is proposing to build a new 176-unit residential condominium near the intersection of Kalakaua Avenue and Beretania Street. A rendering of Holomua, an upcoming residential condo. Completion date is scheduled for 2010.
  14. An artist's drawing envisions a 16-story Kalakaua Avenue condominium, which will be built only if enough buyers commit first. Source: Honolulu Advertiser A San Francisco construction company has decided to move ahead with developing a moderate-priced condominium high-rise on Kalakaua Avenue in Pawa'a near the Hawai'i Convention Center. An affiliate of SPE Construction Inc. plans to build the 16-story building with 120 units at 1723 Kalakaua Ave. later this year if it can obtain enough interest from buyers. If construction proceeds smoothly, the condo is projected to be c
  15. ^Gosh, I wish I had more information but I don't. Hopefully an Alaskan will fill us in with more details.
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