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Sky Ala Moana will consist of two towers, one with residences and the other for a condo-hotel. The project has a great location at Kapiolani Boulevard walking distance to Ala Moana Shopping Center. Sky Ala Moana will feature 84 affordable housing units with 390 market rate units. It'll be the first building of its kind to offer affordable units with a 30 year buy back period. Other buildings in the Ala Moana Midtown neighborhood like The Central Ala Moana and Kapiolani Residence have a 10 year buy-back period.
The architect for the project is Design Partners Inc., they have a proven track record with condo projects in the Kakaako and Mid Town Neighborhood. They've also designed Waihonua, The Collection, Keauhou Place, The Central Ala Moana, Azure Ala Moana, and Kapiolani Residence so when it comes to high-rises these guys know what they're doing.
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Similar to Ae'o and 'A'ali'i in Ward Village the two towers of Sky Ala Moana will be facing each other. The "V" shape orientation of the buildings will allow for great city and ocean views.
Though nothing is certain, rumor has it that Sky Ala Moana will feature over an acre of amenities. It's likely that the condo-hotel and condo tower will share amenities. From the renderings below it's clear there will be a large pool, open green space, BBQ cabanas, and likely much more indoor amenities like a fitness center and movie theater, though nothing is certain.
There will be shops on the ground floor of the project with the amazing tree lined streets of Kapiolani Blvd adding to the ambience of the building. With such large street frontage, projects like this will slowly transform the look and feel of Kapiolani Boulevard.
The developer hasn't gone into the detail about what types of finishes or materials will be used in the project but if we take a look at the renderings it seems like the general them is "light and bright". We can expect light colored kitchen cabinets with no hardware, which is what we're seeing a lot of right now and something I'm a fan of. It looks like they could be going with Bosch appliances with great under cabinet lighting.
It's likely the countertops will be quartz based on what a lot of the other developers are going with right now but it's a bit too early to say. There will be floor to ceiling glass which allows for the maximum amount of natural light to come into the unit. By looking at the rendering below of the kitchen, we can see a utility closet the side of the door as you enter. If this is similar to The Collection, that'll be where your washer and dryer will be located along with your water heater.