Kaiaulu O Waikoloa
The economy of West Hawaii is primarily driven by the tourism industry, with more than 6,000 resort accommodations and more than a million visitors annually, creating a high demand for workforce housing. High land prices, remote location, and costly construction make providing workforce housing within close proximity to the resort areas of West Hawaii more challenging. Ikaika Ohana’s team has successfully met the challenges of the big island bringing over 180 units of affordable housing recently to the island. Ikaika Ohana is proposing plantation style apartment homes in keeping with the densities and master plan of the larger Waikoloa Village. Social services would be provided though community partnerships at the proposed on-site community center, which will be scaled for convenient after school/after work social service programming for our residents and the broader community. When completed, these multi-family apartment homes will bring desperately needed affordable workforce housing to the larger Waikoloa Village development.