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, 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.
HAWAII NEWS NOW MULTIMEDIA CENTER
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.