November 5, 2013
Symphony Honolulu condo project ready to break ground this month
Pacific Business News
By Duane Shimogawa
The Symphony Honolulu condominium project in Kakaako at 888 Kapiolani Blvd. in Kakaako will break ground on Nov. 20, developer OliverMcMillan and general contractor Honolulu-based Nordic PCL Construction said Tuesday.
The vacant lot at the corner of Ward Avenue and Kapiolani Boulevard across from the Neal S. Blaisdell Center, which had been filled with numerous food trucks, has been cleared and fenced to get ready for construction of the 388-unit mixed use project.
In addition to market-rate and reserved residential units, there also will be commercial space on the lower floors, including an automobile showroom for JN Automotive Group.
The developer expects construction of Symphony Honolulu to take about 25 months to complete.
The project aims to create 400 jobs in construction and related industries, and the auto galleria is expected to add 100 permanent positions.
OliverMcMillan previously said that about 70 percent of the available units were sold within the first two days of sales.
The project architects are Gensler and Architects Hawaii. Nordic PCL is the general contractor and the lead construction lender is First Hawaiian Bank.