Ola Ka `Ilima Artspace Lofts

Sustaining and Nurturing Hawai`i's Creative Community

1025 Waimanu St Honolulu, HI, 96814

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Welcome to Ola Ka `Ilima Artspace Lofts, a one-of-a-kind arts development project located in the heart of the Kaka`ako neighborhood of Honolulu. Developed by Artspace Projects, Inc. and Hui Kauhale, Inc. in partnership with EAH Housing, this mixed-use arts development project features 84 units of affordable live/work space, community and greenspace, and a dedicated arts and culture center for Native Hawaiian cultural traditions.


Ola Ka `Ilima Artspace Lofts


As you read this, you might find yourself feeling more and more curious about what makes Ola Ka `Ilima Artspace such a unique and compelling project. You may begin to picture yourself living in one of the 84 residential units, with high ceilings, large windows, and ample workspace to accommodate your creative endeavors. The community and greenspace, including the playground area and community room, may evoke feelings of excitement and belonging, as you envision yourself participating in rehearsals, exhibitions, performances, and events with like-minded individuals.


You might also imagine yourself immersing in the vibrant culture of Hawai`i, with 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. As you picture yourself in this space, you may begin to feel a deep sense of connection to the cultural heritage of the islands, and a desire to learn and grow as an artist and individual.


Ola Ka `Ilima Artspace Lofts


If this sounds like the kind of community you want to be a part of, we invite you to take action now and apply for a residential unit in Ola Ka Ilima Artspace. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this groundbreaking project, designed to meet the space needs of the creative community in Hawaii while supporting the city, county, and state goals for economic development, transit-oriented development, and cultural preservation.

Apply now and be a part of this innovative and inspiring community!


Owner /Developer

Artspace Projects, Inc. and Hui Kauhale, Inc.


Urban Works


Unlimited Construction Services

Community Partners

Hui Kauhale, Inc.; PA'I Foundation; State of Hawai`i; City of Honolulu

Development Partners

State of Hawai`i; City of Honolulu; Ford Foundation; ArtPlace; National Endowment for the Arts; Atherton Family Foundation; Cooke Family Foundation; Ward Village Foundation; The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation 

est. 2019


• Lobby gallery

• 10,000 sq. ft. outdoor central green courtyard with playground and workspace

Special Services

12 Housing First residents


84 total, which includes 50 one-, 30 two- and 4 three-bedroom units

Parking Spaces


Community Space

17,000 sq. ft.

Commercial Space

4,600 sq. ft. for PA`I Arts &  Culture Center; a 1,275 sq. ft. community room; and 2,000 sq. ft. of commercial space for arts-oriented businesses


30%, 50%, and 60% AMI (area median income)

Development Type

Live/work artist housing

Mixed-use, non-profit arts complex

Total Project Cost