What is Our Kakaako?
Our Kakaako is a community. Our Kakaako encompasses nine city blocks in the heart of Kakaako centered around the arts, culture and creative hub on Auahi, Keawe and Coral streets. It’s an emerging epicenter for Hawaii’s urban-island culture that is an incubator for a variety of artists, chefs, influencers and entrepreneurs. Rooted in Hawaiian cultural values, Our Kakaako is built on empowering creativity, cultivating innovation and building a truly unique, local community.
Our Kakaako is a legacy. Our Kakaako is a project by Kamehameha Schools. Kamehameha Schools was founded through the will of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last direct descendant of King Kamehameha I. The Schools' mission is to create educational opportunities to improve the well being of Native Hawaiians. Through her legacy, Kamehameha Schools has been endowed with over 363,000 acres of land statewide, 98% of which is in agriculture and conservation. Today, these commercial assets almost entirely fund the Schools’ statewide educational system serving over 47,000 learners. Kamehameha Schools is committed to the smart, progressive and culturally appropriate stewardship of those lands. Our Kakaako is a part of that commitment. Building a thriving neighborhood fostering connections and rooted in education, authenticity and creativity.
Our Kakaako is a vision. Already a dynamic setting for new ideas and forward thinking, Our Kakaako will continue to evolve over time as redevelopment continues to renew the community. Walkable, sustainable, people-friendly neighborhoods. Open-air gathering places to socialize and share ideas. Homes for a diversity of Oahu residents and families of various income levels. All rooted in the authentic and progressive spirit found in Our Kakaako today.
Come visit and take part in the revitalization of a special place. Watch it change. Watch it evolve. Watch it develop into one of Hawaii’s most unique and talked about neighborhoods. Our Kakaako is your Kakaako.