Kakaako, Hawaii

Kakaako, Hawaii
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Kakaako, the Retail and Commercial District

 

Kaako is a retail and commercial district in the southern coast of Oahu in Honololu, Hawaii. It is located between downtown Honolulu to the west and Ala Moana, which is near Waikiki, to the east.

The Neal S. Blaisdell and the Victoria Ward Centers are the civic centers in Kakaako. The John A. Burns School of Medicine is located across the street from Victoria Ward Centers. The Ala Moana and the Kapiolani Boulevards are the main roads that run through the Kaako District, which is bounded by the Piikoi, Punchbowl and King Steets.

The Kaako District occupies 600 acres of land, and it includes the waterfront area from Forrest Avenue to the Kewalo Basin.

Kakaako also has its own sewerage pumping station which was designed by architect Oliver G. Traphagasen who also made Waikiki Beach’s Moana Hotel. The station was built in 1990 in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The Kakaako Pumping Station was replaced by the Ala Moana Pumping Station in 1940.

The development plans and rules made for the Kakaako District are designed to transform and develop the former warehouse area into a dynamic mixed-use urban community which will be having its own commercial, industrial and residential zones. The city’s development plans detail the general objectives and goals of the redevelopment while the development rules enumerate the zoning regulations.

 
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