404 Ward Avenue

mainSet to premiere in 2017, the condominium development at 404 Ward Avenue, also referred to as 988 Halekauwila, will be a housing option for the moderate-income class. This community, planned by Victoria Ward Ltd and Howard Hughes Company, has yet to be officially named.

The condo tower is part of a large-scale neighborhood renovation plan, which will create a sustainable design utilizing LEED certification. The plan also includes a 50,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market, 12,000 square feet of retail, and over 700 parking spots. All of these locales will be within walking distance of 404 Ward Avenue. Traveling farther is also made easy with the HART rail line just across the street.

This 38-story condo tower will house 424 units, including 141 one-bedroom, 191 two-bedroom, and 92 three-bedroom condos. There will also be a 549-square-foot Junior one-bedroom option as well as three- and four-bedroom penthouse layouts. The average condo size is about 851 square feet with the largest layout reaching up to 2,070 square feet.

While it is still too early for the amenities to be listed, these units are sure to be stylish and comfortable. The exterior of the building itself will be wrapped in glass and metal—a modern and edgy choice compared to the usual all-glass tower exteriors.

When construction is completed, it may appear as if holes are in the tower’s shell, but these are actually large terraces, where over 35,000 square feet of recreation space will be available to residents. On the ground floor, residents will find about 25,000 square feet of commercial space and four elevators.

Out of the 424 condos, 375 units will be reserved for residents earning between 100 to 140 percent of Honolulu’s median income. Condos will range in price between $400,000 and $700,000.

Construction is set to commence on 404 Ward Avenue in early 2015.