Kobayashi-MacNaughton’s new Honolulu luxury condo project gets nod from neighborhood board

The planned Vida at 888 Ala Moana luxury condominium tower being developed by the Kobayashi Group and The MacNaughton Group received neighborhood board approval Tuesday night.

The planned Vida at 888 Ala Moana luxury condominium tower being developed by the Kobayashi Group and The MacNaughton Group received neighborhood board approval Tuesday night.

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Hawaii developers the Kobayashi Group and The MacNaughton Group have received approval from the Ala Moana/Kakaako Neighborhood Board to move ahead with its Vida at 888 Ala Moana luxury condominium high-rise on a 3.5-acre site in Honolulu.

The cost of to the develop the project hasn’t been disclosed. PBN first reported on the project, which is part of Kamehameha Schools’ “Our Kakaako” master plan and still needs the approval from the Hawaii Community Development Authority.

Kamehameha Schools’ master plan proposes seven residential towers with 2,750 units and 300,000 square feet of commercial space on 29 acres on nine city blocks.

MK Development, a joint venture of the Kobayashi Group and The MacNaughton Group, purchased six acres from the state’s largest private landowner for an undisclosed price to develop two ultra-luxury mixed-use residential projects totaling about 500 units along the mauka side of Ala Moana Boulevard.

Vida at 888 Ala Moana, which will be built on a site currently occupied by a Cutter Mazda automobile dealership and service center, is one of the projects. Sales prices for the project remain preliminary, but are projected to be about $600 to $2,500 per square foot, which would be comparable to the per-square-foot sales prices per square foot at another Kobayashi-MacNaughton project, ONE Ala Moana.

The 38-story Vida tower will include 265 two- and three-bedroom units and will be designed by Los Angeles-based Arquitectonica and Honolulu-based Ben Woo Architects, which will be helping the project seek LEED certification with an energy-efficient design and features.

Amenities for the project include guest suites, movie theaters, dining rooms with a chef’s kitchen, children’s play areas, game rooms and a putting green.

Heyer & Associates LLC will be handling sales of the project, which is scheduled to begin later this year.

The Kobayashi Group and The MacNaughton Group also developed the Hokua and Capitol Place mixed-use projects in Honolulu, and are also working on a project that includes seven ultra-luxury condominium towers planned for what is now a parking area of Ala Moana Center fronting Ala Moana Boulevard called Park Lane Ala Moana, with a development cost of about $300 million, according to public records.

The project, which was first reported by PBN, is scheduled to start in mid-2014, with a completion date in 2016.

Duane Shimogawa Reporter – Pacific Business News

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The planned Vida at 888 Ala Moana luxury condominium tower being developed by the Kobayashi Group and The MacNaughton Group received neighborhood board approval Tuesday night.

The planned Vida at 888 Ala Moana luxury condominium tower being developed by the Kobayashi Group and The MacNaughton Group received neighborhood board approval Tuesday night.

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The Collection showcases modern design choices, advanced features, well-executed details, and breathtaking ocean and harbor views. Whether it's the perfect Ala Moana Boulevard location or its incredible value, The Collection is the best choice for a new residential condominium in Kaka'ako today!

The Collection showcases modern design choices, advanced features, well-executed details, and breathtaking ocean and harbor views. Whether it’s the perfect Ala Moana Boulevard location or its incredible value, The Collection is the best choice for a new residential condominium in Kaka’ako today!

The Collection showcases modern design choices, advanced features, well-executed details, and breathtaking ocean and harbor views. Whether it’s the perfect Ala Moana Boulevard location or its incredible value, The Collection is the best choice for a new residential condominium in Kaka’ako today!

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Why A&B didn’t go with a Hawaiian name for The Collection

Aug 26, 2013, 2:24pm HST

Duane Shimogawa  |  Reporter- Pacific Business News

There’s Keola Lai, Waihonua, One Ala Moana and The Collection, four Kakaako high-rise condominium projects either developed, or being developed, or financially backed by Honolulu-based Alexander & Baldwin Inc.

Alexander & Baldwin wanted to create a "new sense of place" with its Kakaako condo project by naming it The Collection, CEO Stanley Kuriyama said.

Alexander & Baldwin wanted to create a “new sense of place” with its Kakaako condo project by naming it The Collection, CEO Stanley Kuriyama said.

Note that only one, The Collection, doesn’t share a Hawaiian name like the other three.

Some in the real estate industry and others have been wondering why A&B chose to go with a name like The Collection as opposed to a Hawaiian name.

That’s why I decided to bring the topic up during a recent one-on-one interview with A&B Chairman and CEO Stanley Kuriyama.

He told me that the company’s first instinct was to go with a Hawaiian name, but they ultimately felt it was time to be different.

“[We] were trying to create a new sense of place,” Kuriyama said inside a boardroom at the historic A&B Building in Downtown Honolulu. “[It’s] a little bit of a break from our tradition, [as we tried to] create a more hip, modern, urban living environment.”

Thus far, The Collection has had a good response with buyers, with nearly 70 percent of the 397 units for the 43-story condo project already sold.

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