The third largest regional mall on Oahu after Ala Moana and Pearlridge will complete in the fall of 2016. Ground breaking ceremony was held by the developer, DeBartolo Development on last Thursday. Located between Kapolei Parkway, Roosevelt Avenue and Kualakai Parkway. This convenient locations will provide great highway access and ample parking for shoppers.
It will be a 1.4 million-square-foot on 67 acres, urban mixed-use center that is expected to provide an economic boost for the region. The mall is surrounded by numerous master‐planned communities as well. Nearby are University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu campus, Ko Olina Resort, the five‐star J. W. Marriott, Ko Olina Beach Club and Disney’s Aulani Resort.
Ka Makana Ali’i is being built in two phases. One will include a major department store like Macy’s, popular clothing chain like Forever 21, H&M, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Gap, an entertainment complex with theater, restaurants and hotels. Phase II will be an office tower with approximately 200,000 square feet of office space to serve the West O‘ahu community.
DeBartolo Development is leasing land from the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, and under the agreed‐upon terms, will pay more than $140 million in rent over 65 years. Through this partnership between them, Ka Makana Ali`i will financially support programs.