Kailua Town Revitalization
Kailua is a town with a laid-back, beachside lifestyle that has kept its appeal through the decades. Home to many, daytime destination for others, Kailua Town has managed to grow sensibly without losing sight of its rich history and unique sense of place.
The long-term vision for the revitalization of Kailua Town is grounded in three guiding themes developed with input from the Kailua community:
• Create inviting gathering spaces
• Celebrate the diverse heritage and history of Kailua
• Create a thriving place that enhances the vitality of the community
Over the next several years, updates on the broader long-term vision for Kailua Town will be provided. Planning is underway to revitalize and replace dated buildings, create open spaces, increase walkability within the commercial center, and make new community-focused dining, retail and service options available on the Windward-side of Oahu. The Lau Hala Shops is the first phase of A&B’s long-term vision for its Kailua Town holdings, which seeks to redevelop thoughtfully and responsibly the A&B-owned properties within the commercial core of Kailua.
Lau Hala Shops
The Lau Hala Shops is the first phase of A&B’s plan to thoughtfully and responsibly revitalize its properties within the commercial core of Kailua. The former Kailua Macy’s building has been carefully redesigned to create the Lau Hala Shops: a new gathering place with an appealing mix of restaurants, retailers and services focused on lifestyle and wellness.
The two-story center in the heart of Kailua will total 48,400 square feet and include 10 leasable spaces ranging in size from 800 to 20,000 square feet that are designed to accommodate indoor/patio restaurants, and small and mid-sized retailers.
Construction is scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 10 and is expected to be complete in late 2017. The first tenants are expected to open in early 2018. Traffic control measures will be in place throughout construction to ensure safe access for pedestrians and drivers around the construction area.
Leasing is underway. Interest has been strong and leases or letters of intent have been signed for nearly 90% of the available area. A&B will make further announcements regarding the tenant mix as the project progresses.