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The Kapālama commercial lands are a substantial part of Kamehameha School’s endowment and contribute significantly to the educational mission of the organization. Kapālama lands represent the second largest market area in the commercial portfolio with over 60 individual properties.

The Kapālama Kai Plan (KKP) updates the long term vision and use of Kamehameha Schools’ 105 acres of commercial lands in the Kapālama region.  The KKP aligns Kamehameha Schools’ strategic plan goals, commercial properties, educational outcomes and community building to direct a renewed vision for the Kapālama area.   

The Kapālama area is a natural extension to the downtown commercial, industrial and residential core of Honolulu with its access to area businesses & services and proximity to the Honolulu Harbor, Honolulu International Airport, and Honolulu Community College. Dillingham Boulevard is also planned to be a major transit corridor and transit oriented development (TOD) zone in the City’s rail transit future.

Transformation has already begun in Kapālama with the renovation and re-tenanting of the Hawaii News Now Multimedia Center along Waiākamilo Road which was completed in 2010. The next phase of revitalization to this area took place late 2012 with the renovation of the Kapālama Center. Major redevelopment areas would focus initially along Dillingham and Waiākamilo Boulevards,  and in the future could expand to the areas along the Kapālama canal on Kōhou Street .


Kapālama Center

Kapālama Center, just one of three catalyst projects in Kamehameha’s Kapālama Strategic Implementation Plan, is expected to enhance entrepreneurial opportunities with “innovation corridors” and mixed-use transit friendly development in the area.



With a $7.7 million renovation investment in 2010, the Waiākamilo New Media Center is now the Hawaii News Now Multimedia Center, home to one of Hawai‘i’s largest local broadcast stations. Ongoing renovations are expected to attract high-tech and dual-use tenants.


Waiākamilo Industrial Building

Completed upgrades to industrial building in order to extend its existing life. Specific upgrades included roof repair and coating, gutter repairs and replacement, siding replacement and updated window screening for proper ventilation. Improvements also included an art rendering on the side of the building fronting Nimitz Highway.