blog_12

Star Advertiser: Valuable lesson in Haleiwa redo

Virtually every development plan on Oahu encounters intense push and pull: the monetizing interests often equate highest and best use with ever-more buildup, while preservationist types staunchly resist any change for fear of opening that build-up door. So it’s refreshing to watch the revitalization of Haleiwa unfold, guided by a respectful blueprint that keeps the […]

08-D1-Haleiwa3

Star Advertiser: Hale’iwa’s new look

The lines snaking out the door at Matsu­­moto Shave Ice on a recent February day were longer than normal for the season. While the popular Hale­iwa stop serves 1,200 of the syrupy cones daily during the summer months, its tourist traffic is more variable during the winter season, when there is sometimes a lull in […]

blog_08

Midweek: Haleiwa Lots Opens With Retail Stores And New Walkway

The long-awaited Haleiwa Store Lots officially opened in December with seven stores, and perhaps more importantly, dedicated walk-ways to help customers move safely around the area. The project was designed to reinforce the “mom and pop” nature of small businesses that populate the tightly knit community. As expected, area merchants saw an increase in traffic […]

spread_01

Building Industry Hawaii: Hale’iwa Store Lots Keeping the Country Country

Allied Builders System (ABS) knows all about historic country character–and how to preserve it. Bringing the North Shore community’s vision to light, ABS completed Kamehameha Schools’ (KS) Hale’iwa Store Lots on time and on budget, with Group 70 International serving as architects. By February, the site will host 17 restaurants and businesses with a central […]

abs_01

Kamehameha Schools Selects Allied Builders System as Hale`iwa Store Lots Contractor

HALE‘IWA — At a groundbreaking blessing celebration this morning, Kamehameha Schools announced that locally-owned and operated general contractor, Allied Builders System, will oversee construction of Hale`iwa Store Lots. The 27,000-square-foot commercial center will be anchored by Matsumoto Shave Ice and Whaler’s General Store. Allied Builders System is a union contractor founded in 1970 and is […]

blog_04

Social and architectural history of Hale‘iwa buildings to be documented

Kamehameha Schools hires conservation architect for Hale‘iwa Store Lots redevelopment project Social and architectural history of Hale‘iwa buildings to be documented Kamehameha Schools hires conservation architect for Hale‘iwa Store Lots redevelopment project HALE‘IWA – A historic conservation architect hired by Kamehameha Schools will photograph and document the Aoki’s Shave Ice and ‘Iwa Gallery buildings in […]