Mayor Wright Homes Redevelopment Approved

The Hawai‘i Public Housing Authority (HPHA) and Highridge Costa Development Company have received approval from the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting to move forward with the redevelopment plan for Mayor Wright Homes.
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The Hawai‘i Public Housing Authority (HPHA) and HighridgeCosta Development Company have received approval from the City and County ofHonolulu Department of Planning and Permitting to move forward with theredevelopment plan for Mayor Wright Homes. “We are taking a significant stepforward to transform our existing public housing properties and createthousands of new homes for local individuals and families,” said HPHA ExecutiveDirector Hakim Ouansafi. “The approval of our plan to redevelop Mayor WrightHomes is a powerful demonstration of the collaborative efforts among stateagencies, city departments and private developers to address the housing crisisin Hawaiʻi.”


This redevelopment project will transform the existing70-yearold community, consisting of 364 public housing residences, into avibrant, mixed-income, and mixed-use, transit-oriented community in the KalihiPālama neighborhood. With 2,448 new homes for local residents and families,this redevelopment is a significant step forward in addressing the housingcrisis in our state. This new community will feature a variety of housingoptions, including affordable rental units and leasehold, for-salecondominiums, ensuring that individuals and families at various income levelshave access to quality housing.


The development will also include ample indoor and outdooramenities, such as community rooms and barbecue areas, to enhance residents’quality of life. Located just a quarter mile from the planned HART IwileiStation, the redevelopment will provide convenient access to publictransportation. It will also offer more than four acres of public open space,retail spaces, and community services to create a vibrant and inclusiveneighborhood. The redevelopment will occur in multiple phases over the next 15years, with Phase I expected to begin in late 2025.


During construction, relocation professionals will work withcurrent Mayor Wright Homes residents to ensure a smooth transition and providesupport in finding suitable alternative housing. Governor Josh Green, M.D., hasbeen supporting these new upcoming housing development efforts that will helpmake Hawai’i more affordable for our kama‘āina. HPHA is grateful for thecollaborative efforts of our state agencies, city departments, and privatedevelopers that have made this project possible.