Linda McCabe and Erin McCabe with Corcoran Pacific Properties

News > Ward Village Taking Shape as a Live and Play Destination

published on 2016-04-21

As construction begins on the much anticipated AE'O residential high rise, Ward Village is rapidly sculpting a premier urban neighborhood that hopes to replace the driving culture with walkable live and play options. Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, the 60-acre mixed-use community in Kaka Ľako is on target to offer a vibrant village appeal within one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Along with luxury Ward Village condos, the area’s footprint is a compilation of upscale retail, restaurants and entertainment as well as pedestrian walkways, bicycle lanes, HART Train and transit access, energy efficiency and sustainability. At the core of it all is the fusion of rich Hawaiian tradition, island culture and natural resources, which include tropical beauty, the Kawalo Basin and 100-acre Ala Moana Beach Park accented by ocean, mountain and Diamond Head views. In the spirit of the Oahu meaning – which is “the gathering place” – the Ward Village Green will ultimately become the gathering place for residents and visitors alike to connect with nature and each other while enjoying a wide assortment of special events.

The new condos in Ward Village are part of a decade-long project that began in 2012 and calls for more than 4,000 residential units and 1 million square feet of retail and commercial space, but many of the urban “play” factors are already in place. In addition to resort-style amenities offered by the beach and Kewala Harbor – the community is an urban hotspot for culture, cuisine, shopping and entertainment.

Walkable venues include the Honolulu Museum of Art and Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall and Arena as well as Ward 16 Theaters, 135 shops and 40 restaurants in Ward Center and another 290 trendy boutiques, designer shops and eateries in Ala Moana Center. By the time Ward Village is complete, the number of establishments may nearly double.

The transformation from Ward Center to Ward Village is morphing the “live and play” culture with a new generation of luxury high rises that will soon tower over the neighborhood like sparkling beacons in the sky. To date, five residential high rises are slated to open by the end of 2018. The magnificent architecture of these buildings is reason alone to visit Ward Village. But the spectacular floor-to-ceiling vistas, sweeping design elements and luxury finishes – coupled with superb amenities – are driving the reason to live in a Ward Village condo sand fueling presales.

AE'O will contain 466 condos throughout its 41-stories, and most residents from other buildings will visit regularly because Whole Foods is setting up its 50,000 square-foot flagship market on the ground floor.

The 38-floor Anaha will include 311 high rise condos and 73 separate townhomes and flats, and luxury features range from European cabinetry and wine refrigerators to a plethora of designer finishes and fixtures.

Gateway Towers is comprised of the Cylinder and Blade Towers, which are touted for their ultra luxurious condos. Separate two and three-story townhomes will come with spacious rooftop lanais.

Ke Kilohana will be a soaring 43-story high rise located adjacent to the new HART Train Station, and 375 condos will be reserved for qualified Hawaii residents. Waiea is the first new high rise to open in Ward Village, and it is known for stunning opulence at every turn and an impressive list of amenities.

The flagship highrise Ward Village will be Waiea, due to open in late 2016. It will have 161 units, an infinity edge pool overlooking the ocean, concierge and more.

Let us help you find your own Hawaiian paradise in Ward Village.  It costs nothing to have use represent you as your buyer's agent. Contact us today for presale information and condo availability. Now is the time to become a Ward Villager.


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