Ground breaks on The Park Ward Village
By Stephanie Salmons – Reporter, Pacific Business News
Oct 21, 2022
Ward Village — the Howard Hughes Corp.’s 60-acre master planned community located between Downtown Honolulu and Waikiki — broke ground Thursday on The Park Ward Village, the neighborhood’s eighth mixed-use residential development.
According to an announcement from the developer, the new building will create 546 new homes and will have more than 30,000 square feet of retail space at its base.
In addition to “expansive open green spaces,” The Park Ward Village offers an amenity deck with barbecue cabanas, pickleball and tennis courts, a resort pool, a lap pool, walking paths and lawns, a spa and more.
According to the announcement, The Park Ward Village also will bring streetscape improvements that include expanded sidewalks, pedestrian pathways and bicycle connections around the perimeter “to create a seamless, multimodal connection throughout the pedestrian and bike-friendly neighborhood.”
Concurrently, Victoria Ward Park will expand by nearly 50%, including new play structures, outdoor seating, event lawn and park-side dining, the announcement noted.
“Today’s groundbreaking represents a great milestone for the heart of our neighborhood,” Doug Johnstone, President, Hawaii, The Howard Hughes Corp. said in a statement. “The Park Ward Village pulls together the best of thoughtfully integrated and expanded parks, shops, restaurants and new homes.”
According to the developer, The Park Ward Village — which offers studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units with ocean and island views — was 90.6% pre-sold as of mid-2022.
The building is designed by architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz, interior designer Yabu Pushelberg and landscape architect Vita Design Group.
Six residential buildings in Ward Village have been completed — Waiea, Anaha, Aeo, Ke Kilohana, Aalii and, most recently, Koula. Victoria Place, Ulana Ward Village and Kalae are new residential buildings in development.
In honor of the groundbreaking milestone, Ward Village donated $15,000 to Downtown Art Center and gifted $15,000 to the Friends of Honolulu Botanical Garden, according to the announcement.