HCDA approves development of Whole Foods in Ward area

HCDA approves development of Whole Foods in Ward area

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii Community Development Authority has approved a 50,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market as part of phase two of Ward Village.

The Howard Hughes Corporation received approval Wednesday for the new flagship grocery store. The approved project will also include approximately 12,000 square feet of additional retail space, district-wide parking and a tower with nearly 470 total residences.

Howard Hughes Corporation's fifth mixed-use project will be built at the corner of Queen and Kamakee Streets. The design will include indoor and outdoor seating at Whole Foods Market. In addition, Halekauwila Street will become a walkable thoroughfare.

Construction is expected to start later this year with the opening set for 2018.

It's all part of the Ward Village project, a 60-acre community of retailers, residences and open spaces that will serve as a multipurpose central gathering space in Honolulu.

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