The Hawaii state agency charged with overseeing affordable housing finance and development in the state is seeking a developer to build a 90-unit single-family housing project as part of the 888-acre Villages of Kapolei master-planned community in West Oahu, according to public records.
Rick Prahler, development branch chief for the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp., said at the April Makakilo/Kapolei/Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board meeting that a request for proposals has been released for the 90 units of affordable homes on about nine acres.
No timeframe was given for the project.
The Villages of Kapolei, which is located at the intersection of Fort Barrette Road and Farrington Highway, will eventually be comprised of eight villages, including Kumu Iki, Malanai, Kekuilani, Aeloa, Iwalani, Maluohai, Kapolei Kai and Kaupea.
The community features affordable and market-priced single family homes, condominiums, and rental apartments. Filling in will be schools, churches, parks, recreation centers, retail centers and a golf course.
The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development is the master developer of the Villages of Kapolei, which has entitlements for 5,000 units, although Prahler noted that the village will have about 500 units less than that amount.
In November, San Diego-based developer OliverMcMillan Inc. was chosen to develop a nearly 27-acre parcel within the Villages of Kapolei.
The plan is to develop a 400-unit mixed-use residential project and 154,000-square-feet of retail space, 6,300-square-feet of office space, community amenities and pocket parks.
Pacific Business News