(Photo Courtesy to Developer Castle & Cooke Hawaii)
It’s been decades since Koa Ridge Waipio was first dangled in front of the public and now it seems as though this elusive Central Oahu community may finally materialize! If you’re an Oahu resident, you’ve likely heard your mom, dad, sister, brother, aunty, or uncle mention something to the likes of “I’m waiting for Koa Ridge” as it pertains to their real estate plans and with delay after delay, many have become skeptical that this project would ever see the light of day. The developer spent years of battling through the controversial reclassification of the build site’s 576 acres from Agricultural to Urban zoning and finally broke ground in 2017.
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The Koa Ridge community, developed by Castle and Cooke, will place pride and importance on sustainability and smart growth, aiming to always be up to date in the most environmental ways. Koa Ridge Oahu will be one of very few New Construction opportunities on island and will play an integral role in helping the island’s residents find affordable housing options offered under state-run Affordable Housing agencies like the HHFDC.
This neighborhood will feature pedestrian and bike-friendly paths in a hope to tone down auto traffic and promote green living. Koa Ridge will soon join the Ho’opili and Kakaako master planned developments that have brought and will continue to bring consistent new Oahu homes for sale to market.
KOA RIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD
If you commute on Kamehameha Highway from Mililani through Waipio then you have undoubtedly noticed the red dirt being kicked up in the area. Many are optimistic as the project now seems to have a pulse, and the public can see that some progress is being made. The heavy machinery you see on site is moving earth for the mass-grading and infrastructure needed for what is rumored to be the first site of Koa Ridge homes for sale.
Note the pin drop on the left side of the photo for the build site in reference and if you’re driving up Kam Hwy towards Mililani, take a glance to your right to steal a peek of Koa Ridge’s construction progress. You’re not seeing much now but when you start to see concrete being poured and framing going up, you’ll know the sales launch is near!
TYPES OF HOMES
As previously mentioned, Koa Ridge aims to provide homes for every family dynamic including but not limited to:
- Single Family Homes
- Townhomes and/or Condos
- Multi-family homes
- Senior Living Residences near onsite healthcare facilities
- Affordable Housing Check out the FAQ’s here.
Expect to see a variety of floor plans available. The developer, Castle and Cooke, isn’t clear on whether homes will be offered via lottery on a first come first serve basis. We’ve seen them turn to both options in their previous sales of Mililani Mauka homes and like Mauka, I think it’s safe to say that with perimeter and rim lots for sale. Looking at the picture above, it would make sense that the Koa Ridge rim lots would be on the north side of the build site, quite literally “The Ridge.”
KOA RIDGE 2020 UPDATE
2/19/20: Recent communications with the developer are now pointing to a 2nd Quarter estimated sales launch with completion of the first Koa Ridge homes slated for late 2020. The sales team has mentioned that they will start sales before the Koa Ridge model homes are even built, meaning that prospective buyers will have to make a decision to purchase based off of artist renderings and floor plans alone. Model Homes are estimated to be completed in late 2020.
7/30/19: Communications from Castle & Cooke indicate that they “hope” to start Koa Ridge sales early 2020 with first unit completions in the third of fourth quarter of 2020. The first prices and floor plans should be available just prior to the start of sales. Of the 3,500 homes, there will be 70% allocated under market prices, whereas 30% will be offered for sale under Affordable Housing guidelines.
6/19/19: Developer Castle & Cooke Hawaii announces that they are currently in the mass-grading stage and are continuing with the sewers, drainage, and roadway master plans, as well as other required governmental approvals. One step closer!
DEVELOPER: Castle and Cooke
SALES LAUNCH: Estimated for Q2 2020
COMPLETION: Estimated Late 2020 for first phase.
PRICING: To be determined
ZIP CODE: 96789 or 96797
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