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Waipahu Street Fest

Join us on Sat., Aug. 19, 4-9 p.m., at the corner of Waipahu Depot Street and Hikimoe Street for an unforgettable event.

Sponsored by Kamehameha Schools, Highridge Costa, and Keawalau, the festival will feature over 30 local food trucks and vendors, shopping, live entertainment, keiki games, classic cars, and a karaoke contest. Don’t miss this exciting celebration!

What Is Keawalau?

Keawalau will feature a total of 537-units of mixed-use affordable housing consisting of three phases. Phase I is planned to be a 133-unit mid-rise affordable senior housing community targeting residents at 60% AMI located on the northeast quadrant of Kahuailani Street and Hikimoe Street. The building is proposed to be 5 levels of residential apartments over two levels of podium parking and around 10,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

Phase I will feature interior finishes that will reflect the local character of Waipahu and native culture of the island. The development team plans to commission local artists to provide artwork that will be featured in both the exterior and interior of the building. The unit mix will be 118 one-bedroom units and 15 two-bedroom units. Additionally, there will be structured parking consisting of 106 spaces accessible from Kahuailani Street.

The project will feature a variety of amenities for residents, such as a leasing office, lounge, and club room, roof deck, and on-site laundry.

Keawalau Gallery

Phase II and III will be located on the southeast quadrant of Waipahu Depot Street and Hikimoe Street and consist of two towers of affordable family housing targeting residents earning up to 60% AMI. The east and west towers of the phases will be 19 and 18 stories, respectively. There will be a total of 404 units between the phases, which includes 156 studio units, 140 one-bedroom units, 90 two-bedroom units, and 18 three-bedroom units. In addition to nearly 33,000 square feet of ground-level retail space, there will be 4,000 square feet of shared community space for the residents. Residential amenities will include on-site laundry, clubhouse, leasing office, and landscaped terrace. The combined structured parking garage for both phases will provide parking for residents and retail customers.

Special design considerations will be taken to compliment local character and create pedestrian friendly connectivity to the additional phases and surrounding retail. There will be green architectural spaces throughout each community creating a vibrant and engaging environment. When the adjacent rail station is placed in service, residents and customers will be able to enjoy easy access to high-speed transportation.

Keawalau received its Chapter 201H entitlement approval from the Honolulu City Council on January 25th, 2023. For more information about this development visit