Coming Soon
Expected
2016

Ola Ka ’Ilima Artspace Lofts

Sustaining and Nurturing Hawaii's Creative Community

1025 Waimanu Street, Honolulu, HI, 96814

Rendering

Rendering

Pre-Construction site

Pre-Construction

Staffer with artist/carver Rocky Jensen

Site planning

the view

Staffer Cathryn with Vicki & Shar (PA'I)

Tabs

Overview

Invited by PA‘I, a non-profit dedicated to preserving native Hawaiian culture, and with support from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and ArtPlace, Artspace has been working to understand the space needs of the creative community in Hawai‘i since 2009. Through our work, we have come to understand how providing permanent, affordable space for the arts would meet city, county and state goals for economic development, transit oriented development and cultural preservation.

The shared vision to emerge from this work is Ola Ka ‘Ilima Artspace, a mixed-use arts development blending live/work space for artists and their families, non-profit partners and community events and gatherings. Ola Ka ‘Ilima Artspace will be located in the Kaka‘ako neighborhood of Honolulu, a transitional neighborhood of light industrial property between the downtown business district and Waikiki Beach, and will include 84 units of affordable live/work space for low-income artists and their families, as well as 19,500 square feet of community and green space.

The ground floor will be home to the PA‘I Arts & Culture Center, for Native Hawaiian dancers, musicians, visual artists, cultural practitioners and others who are interested in experiencing Native Hawaiian cultural traditions. 

Estimated Project Cost

$40 million

Community Partner

PA'I

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About the Neighborhood
Kaka'ako is a commercial and retail district on its way to becoming a mixed-use community with a significant residential component.