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May 2, 2014

Contact: Jesse Broder Van Dyke, 768-6928


Mayor Caldwell signs Waimalu zoning approval into law


Honolulu – Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed into law yesterday Bill 68 (2013) to rezone land in Waimalu.  This is the zoning approval the for Live Work Play ‘Aiea development. 


The $766 million, 14-acre project that will include up to 1,500 residential units in five towers on the former Kamehameha Drive-In Theater site will be the city’s first catalytic Transit Oriented Development project along the rail route.  Live Work Play ‘Aiea will be a mixed-use sustainable community that will incorporate residential units, offices, restaurants, retail shops, a neighborhood market, and public spaces to create an “Urban Village.”


Following yesterday’s action, Mayor Caldwell and the developer, Robertson Property Group, have 30 days to sign the development agreement.  Grading and building permits must still be applied for and approved.