Honolulu, Hawaii - A groundbreaking of the first ever micro-unit project on Oahu was held on Thursday, July 26, 2018. This project is being co-developed by Bronx Pro LLC and EAH Housing.
A former surface parking lot, the 9,660 s.f. lot is leased from the Hawaii Community Development Authority which seeks to promote an affordable housing project that is green, supportive of multi-modal transit, and that represents smart growth principles. Nohona Hale fulfills all of those goals by providing micro-units targeted to lower income households and maximizing the density of a previously under-utilized and centrally located infill parcel.
"It really takes almost a remnant parcel, and really turns it into a gold mine," said Governor David Ige. "The units are smaller - 300 square-feet which we believe gives the future residents a different kind of lifestyle. It is right on the transit line which we have all talked about for such a long time. "
To enhance the living environment for residents, each unit features floor to ceiling window walls that slide open to their own private lanais. Building amenities in the 16-story tower include a community room, kitchen and lounge area, urban farm, fitness room and central laundry. Ground floor commercial space activates the street presence.
About EAH Housing
Established in 1968, EAH Housing is one of the largest and most respected nonprofit housing development and management organizations in the western United States. EAH develops low-income housing, manages over 110 properties in California and Hawaii, and plays a leadership role in local, regional and national housing advocacy efforts. For more information on EAH Housing visit www.eahhousing.org.