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http://mauinow.com/2011/11/30/ab-plans-new-high-rise-condo-near-ala-moana/

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A&B Plans New High-Rise Condo Near Ala Moana

November 30th, 2011

A&B Properties, Hawaii’s fourth largest private landowner, has unveiled a new residential condominium project, Waihonua at Kewalo.

The planned 43-story tower, located between the Ala Moana Shopping Center and the Ward Centers, will be the final high-rise condo in Honolulu’s premiere residential high-rise neighborhood. Kewalo Development LLC, a subsidiary of A&B Properties, Inc., acquired the property in the middle part of 2010.

Plans call for the construction of 345 units with seven penthouse residences on the top floor. Amenities at Waihonua at Kewalo will include a fitness center, recreation deck, pool and spa, cabanas, barbeques, and a private movie theatre.

“The location, great amenities and interior design features will make this a tremendous opportunity for buyers.”

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Iwi at building site not first for tower



October 23, 2012

Mounting discoveries of historic Native Hawaiian burials have created challenges for Kawaiaha‘o Church and the city’s planned rail line in Kakaako, and now a third construction project in the area must deal with the sensitive issue.

Contractors excavating a foundation for the 43-story Waihonua at Kewalo condominium near the corner of Waimanu and Piikoi streets recently unearthed 19 sets of human remains, or iwi, that appear to include burials of royalty.

A decision is pending over whether to leave the iwi in place or relocate them to a state-approved burial preserve on another portion of the property.

Kewalo Development LLC, an affiliate of Honolulu-based Alexander &Baldwin Inc. that is developing Waihonua, said it would be premature to speculate on whether the iwi finding will delay or force redesigns of a tower that was previously redesigned to avoid an earlier iwi discovery.

The project broke ground a couple of months ago and had locked in $172 million in sales under binding contracts for units as of Sept. 9. That represents 70 percent of the tower, or 239 of 341 units, which sold for an average of about $700,000.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ State Historic Preservation Division is charged with determining what the ultimate treatment of the 19 burials will be after considering views from the Oahu Island Burial Council and cultural descendents of the area.

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http://www.hawaiilife.com/articles/2013/02/talk-story-55/



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http://www.hawaiilife.com/articles/2013/04/talk-story-57/
 
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