The BLOCK 803 Waimanu is approved for construction in 2017! This affordable mid-rise, 7-story, 153 unit condominium has the millennial first-time homebuyer in mind – but will appeal to anyone who wants to live in the center of the emerging urban center of Kakaako and desires a modern lifestyle of simplicity, walkability, connectivity, and ease. Situated between Kawaihao and Waimanu Streets, The BLOCK is part of the rapidly evolving residential, retail, and recreational mecca that will be Kaka’ako in the decades to come.
View from Kawaihao Street – photo courtesy The BLOCK 803 Waimanu
The floor plans will include studios, 1-bedrooms, and 2-bedrooms in single story “flat” and 2-story “loft” streetfront layouts. Some studios will have “barn doors” to separate living area from sleeping area. The architectural design aesthetic will be sleek and modern
- Studio units range from 388 – 487 SF (some with rec deck / lanai) and will start in the $200,000s
- 1 bed, 1.5 bath units range from 549-798 SF (some with lanai) will be in the $300,000s
- 2 bed and loft-style units will be in the $400,000s and $500,000s
Selected features and amenities will include:
- 92 parking spaces for designated units w/mechanical parking system
- Scooter and motorcycle parking
- Double-decker secure bike parking
- Free one year membership with Bike Share Hawaii, Enterprise Car Share, and Uber
- Installed flooring or polished concrete
- Recreation areas on 2nd floor and 5th floor
Unit E living area
The shopping, social, and recreational opportunities around The BLOCK will be hard to beat, and you won’t even need to hassle with parking. Retail neighbors will include the popular Paiko, Fishcake, Illest, and other local boutiques. Restaurants and bars in walking distance will include Moku, Highway Inn, Hank’s Haute Dogs, Honolulu Beerworks, Bevy, Yanagi Sushi, and Café Grace.
Like to cook fresh and healthy? Whole Foods (2017) will be nearby. Staying in shape will be easy: UFC Gym, Honolulu Club, Kakaako Fitness, Still & Moving Center, and CorePower Yoga are right there, or jump in the ocean for free at Kaka’ako Waterfront park, Kewalo Basin, or Ala Moana Beach.
Have a furry friend? The BLOCK will be pet-friendly, and the surrounding area will have many parks and a doggie day care facility. Arts and cultural venues and events abound in Kakaako, including Neal Blaisdell Center, Pow!Wow! art festival, night markets and street fairs, food trucks, and Ward Village events that are free to the public.
The BLOCK 803 Waimanu will offer the majority of its units for sale under the Reserved Housing Program of the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA). Prices will be under market rate and subject to terms and conditions of occupancy. The program has strict guidelines for qualification and application, so be sure you have an experienced professional helping to navigate the process.
The developer will begin sales and announce unit prices shortly. To learn more about units at The BLOCK Waimanu and to discuss financing and eligibility, please get in touch!
For more information, please contact me.
Cathy Possedi, REALTOR(B) CRS, SRS, SFR, MRP
Note: Plans and renderings are conceptual and subject to change.