Residential and Rail Next for Nan Inc.

Keeaumoku Development LLC and industry members turn the dirt
on a new high-rise in Honolulu

Twin High-Rises 

The Park on Keeaumoku, designed to be one of the largest residential condominiums in Hawaii, broke ground on Aug. 5 to great fanfare by general contractor Nan Inc. The $600 million condo will be the first high-rise for Nan, which specializes in military projects and major infrastructure developments. Construction is expected to employ more than 900 workers and be completed in 2025. 

Located at 825 Keeaumoku St., the 42-story condo comprises the Liona and Rycroft towers with commercial space on the ground floors. Unit sizes—more than 900 in total—range from studios to three bedrooms. Amenities will include co-working spaces, a sauna and infinity pool, theater, yoga and gym, and club rooms. A unique feature will be The Grove, a commercial and dining complex overlooking a half-acre plot featuring tropical landscaping, picnic sites and playgrounds for children.  

“Groundbreaking was a breaking into the realm of high-rise construction,” says Wyeth M. Matsubara, vice president of Nan Inc. “This project will be the foundation of Nan Inc.’s foothold in high-rise work in the future for generations to come.” 

The Park on Keeaumoku joins the ranks of major residential towers in Honolulu and would be the second largest in the state after 801 South Street, a Kakaako project with 1,045 units.

Nan Inc.’s relocation contract will affect neighborhoods bordered by Laumaka Street and Kamehameha Highway, to the corner of Kaaahi Street and Dillingham.     PHOTO COURTESY HART

Rail Infrastructure 

A $496.3 million contract was awarded to Nan Inc. to relocate utilities along Dillingham Boulevard to prepare for a critical component of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s rail project along the Kalihi-Palama area. The project is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2023 through 2026. 

Construction crews will relocate utilities overhead and above the ground, where the rail is expected to run. This will include electricity, fuel, sewer, communications, storm drain and water systems. Daytime and nighttime work is scheduled, with periods of 24/7 construction in select areas on an as-needed basis. There also will be temporary closures of traffic lanes, sidewalks and on-street parking.   

Nan Inc. expects to employ up to 150 workers on the project.

“This bid was lower than our independent cost estimate by approximately 3%,” says HART Executive Director and CEO Lori Kahikina. “We look forward to working with Nan Inc. on this important project and are committed to its success.”

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