A new mixed-use housing project is being planned by Hawaii housing officials for a 26-acre parcel across from Walmart at the so-called gateway to Kapolei.
The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp., the state’s housing finance and development agency, said that it would be issuing a request for proposals this summer for the development of the state-owned parcel at Farrington Highway and Fort Barrette Road that could possibly include residential and commercial developments.
Rick Prahler, development branch chief for the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp., said in a recent meeting with the Makakilo/Kapolei/Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board, that several developers have expressed interest in developing the parcel.
The housing mix may include affordable and fee-simple units for sale with the commercial component maintained by the state.
Prahler told the board that once a developer is selected for the site, he would be able to come back to the board for an update.
The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. did not immediately return a message left by PBN.
Kioni Dudley, first vice chair of the board, noted that he would like to see a church or museum on that parcel.
“That’s the gateway to Kapolei,” he told PBN. “I’ve been looking at the property for years. A Catholic church would be perfect [or] some kind of nice building, a landmark for Kapolei.”
Duane Shimogawa Reporter – Pacific Business News