STANFORD CARR Development
Responsible for some of the most recognizable residential communities in Hawaii—from Hawaii Kai Peninsula on Oahu and Wailea Fairway Villas on Maui to Kulalani at the Mauna Lani Resort on the Big Island—Stanford Carr Development has been building distinguished, environmentally-sensitive communities for a diverse range of incomes throughout the islands since 1990.
Now, the company has its sights set on distinctive family housing projects in Kakaako. The first one, already completed, is Halekuawila Place (665 Halekauwila St.), a 204-unit high rise featuring one, two, and three bedroom apartments with rental fees ranging from $900 to $1,389 for families with limited incomes. “What’s especially interesting about this property is that 100% of our residents represent 80% of our local workforce,” says Stanford Carr, President of Stanford Carr Development. “We have folks here who work in retail, food, law enforcement, government, and every kind of specialty field you can think of.” To help bond the community together, Carr and his team led a $600,000 contribution to rehabilitate neighboring Mother Waldron Park to make it great place for keiki to play and families to gather.
Up next is Keauhou Place (500 South St.), an ambitious multi-layered project just exiting the planning phase and being prepared for construction. Contracted by Kamehameha Schools and designed with Hawaii families in mind, the development will add tremendous value to the area by creating a contemporary neighborhood that channels the past.
“What many do not realize is that Kakaako was once a vibrant community before it became more industrial a few decades ago,” Carr explains. “Now we’re retransforming it back to a vibrant, mixed-use community.”
While the future community is currently a large asphalt parking lot, the team at Stanford Carr uncovered old maps and planned the area to resemble what it was like years ago. The future Keauhou Lane, for example, reincarnates an old thoroughfare but turns it into a pedestrian passageway and plaza with an entry to the Civic Center station on the rail, plenty of outdoor space for relaxation, workspace, retail amenities, and a neighborhood grocery store. The residential space—featuring townhomes and a high rise condominium tower—reaches towards the past even further with ahupua’a design interpretation representing the Koolau mountains, loi taro ponds, trails, salt ponds, and the ocean that originally prospered the area that we now know as Kakaako.
“We’re anticipating a brisk sales season for Keauhou Place, particularly because inventory is so low compared to all of the demand in Kakaako right now,” Carr says. “We’ve developed this project truly with families and our community in mind, and I think it shows in the amount of interest that we’ve already received.”
Keauhou Place features one, two, and three bedroom units starting in the mid $300s.
1100 Alakea St., #2700
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 537-5220