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
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