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Live and Play in Aiea

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A busy part of Aiea is about to get even busier as a major development is about to get underway at the old Kam Drive-In site.

The “Live, Work, Play Aiea” project will be 14 acres of condos, offices, restaurants and retail shops.

If everything goes as planned, it will also be the first development to be built around the rail system.

“I think it’s a really signifcant project for the folks who live on this island,” said Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, “specifically those who live here and are looking for marketplace housing close to a transit station and close to downtown.”

The $766-million project will contain 1,500 residential units and offer 30 percent of those units as affordable housing.

“This is true affordability,” Caldwell said. “Those people that are hanging on by their fingernails, are living off of the minimum wage (and) barely able to make ends meet, can find housing now.”

George Atta, Director of the Department of Planning and Permitting, said there will be improvements to roadways to accommodate the increase in population.

“We have done a Traffic Impact Analysis Report,” Atta said. “We are doing road widening on Moanalua and Kaonohi along with some other improvements.”

With the “Live, Work, Play Aiea” project slated to break ground in about a year, the development is also being built to work hand-in-hand with rail.

“From what we hear from folks, there is strong interest in riding it,” said Harrison Rue, administrator for the Transit-Oriented Development program. “More important is the interest in making the Aiea/Pearl City area more walkable, so you can walk or maybe ride your bike.”

The rail transit station will be located one block makai from the development.

The hope is that all the options — TheBus, rail, walking and biking — will keep cars off the road, and keep traffic to a minimum.

Author: Ryan Riggins (RA)

Born and Raised on Oahu my approach to the real estate business is different than most agents working in the industry today. The average agent sells fewer than 7 homes a year while attempting to manage every aspect of the business all by themselves. This approach allows them very little time working directly with buyers and sellers because they are so overwhelmed with all the busy work that is required behind the scenes. My system allows me to spend 90% of my time working directly with clients who want to buy and sell real estate today and in the very near future. Here at John Riggins Real Estate we have been helping families move since 1977. We specialize in the Aiea to Kapolei area but not limited to Ewa Beach area. To see all the great ways we help buyers and to view what differentiates us from the typical realtor in the area, visit http://tinyurl.com/clientsuccessstorys Because of Ryan's Military Relocation Expertise, Ryan's success revolves around that same simple principle his Mother and Father instilled in him; serving those who serve our country. His track record shows that he puts his clients first and in a high paced market, he is making VA loans work for our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines. With previous clients ranging from E-5's to 04's, Ryan is ready and willing to make sure all those who have served our country, have every opportunity to own their piece of it. For the majority of people the purchase or sale of a home is their largest single investment. My goal is to guide you successfully and easily through the contractual, investment, and emotional decisions involved in the Real Estate process. I am committed to providing you, your family and your friends with superior service and expertise and to make it the most memorable purchase of your life.

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