Kamehameha to refurbish apartment buildings near UH

Rendering courtesy of Kamehameha Schools.

Kamehameha Schools is rehabilitating six severely deteriorated apartment buildings in Moiliili that recently reverted back to the trust.

The $6 million renovation project is located on Kolo Pl., just steps from the University of Hawaii’s athletic complex. Kamehameha Schools says the project’s 69 refurbished rental units will incorporate appealing upgrades and exhibit the area’s historic character. They’re also expected to be priced with the university’s constituency in mind.

“Our priority is to provide safe, quality, reasonably priced rental apartments in Moiliili that will attract young professionals as well as university students and faculty while creating a sense of community,” said Cathy Camp, area development director for Kamehameha Schools.

Camp says plans to upgrade the surrounding neighborhood is a direct response to seven years of community feedback highlighting the need to increase economic vibrancy in the area and to address many functionally obsolete buildings to actualize a clean, warm and modern community feel.

In addition to new gathering spaces that include barbecue areas, tables and seating, Kamehameha’s enhancement plans call for pet stations, living walls and enhanced lighting designs throughout.

The Kolo Place rehabilitation project is expected to be completed in September 2014.

Before shots of various units courtesy of Kamehameha Schools.

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