That’s the question a number of Hawaii Kai residents are asking. Work has begun at 7000 Hawaii Kai Drive, at the site formerly home to the planned Hale Alii, then Hale Ka Lae projects.
In a reprint from Hawaii News Now’s Ben Gutierrez, it is noted that the new project intends to produce 269 rental units averaging $2,500 a month. Additional information from the Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board’s September 2014 minutes indicate that market units will range from $2,200 to $3,700 and that 54 affordable units (for those earning up to 80% of median income) will be available from $1,500 to $2,200.
The Neighborhood Board meeting minutes also indicated that the current plan is for a 90-foot building with larger setback to compensate for the higher height. The entry and exit point will be across from Ainahou Street and the developer plans to offer lessees two parking spaces per unit.