Victoria Place is Howard Hughes' 7th tower in its 16 tower, 60 acre, masterplanned community. The project will be located on the old site of Victoria Ward Centers fronting Ala Moana boulevard. Victoria Place will sit between Waiea and Victoria Ward Park. Pricing at Victoria Place is unknown at this time. Similar projects like Waiea and Park Lane command pricing upward of $2,000 per square foot.
Victoria Place will feature 350 residences with 15,590 square feet of open space on the ground level with 64,105 square feet of recreation space. The unit mix would include 137 one-bedroom units, 146 two-bedroom units and 77 three-bedroom units according to a recent application submitted to the City and County of Honolulu.
The architect for the project will be Solomon Cordwell Buenz who is no stranger to building luxury residences in Honolulu and Ward Village. They were previously involved in Park Lane Ala Moana, Anaha, and One Ala Moana. The landscape architect for the project is Vita Planning and Landscape Architecture out of San Rafael, California, who's already well known in the Hawaiian Islands for their work at Kukio on the Big Island.
The ultra-luxury genre of condos in Honolulu include Park Lane Ala Moana and Waiea. These are condos featuring unobstructed oceans views located on the front row. These projects command very high prices because ocean facing view planes will be preserved for life.
With every new Ward Village condo, the masterplanned vision of Howard Hughes comes closer to fruition. The walkability within Ward Village is already unlike any other residential neighborhood in Honolulu. Wide treelined sidewalks, great restaurants, the largest Whole Foods Market in the state, and 24 hour security within the entire community. Howard Hughes has plans to activate the Kewalo Harbor to create a retail and restaurant experience on the water. Creating a more dynamic experience within the community bringing in the beautiful Harbor located across the street and the surf culture of Kewalo Surf Break.
The total amount of recreation space at Victoria Place will span 64,105 square feet Spread out between ground floor amenities and a 5th floor recreation deck. That will include 48,055 square feet of outdoor space and 16,050 square feet of interior space. The project is still in its very early stage but some of the amenities we can expect are three (3) pools, two (2) jacuzzis, an event lawn, BBQ cabanas, fitness facilities and a plethora of gathering and entertaining spaces.
The unique thing about Victoria Place is the amenity deck being split in two by the tower. This leaves you two separate areas for activities. According to the permit application submitted to the HCDA "The Sunrise Lanai" on the Diamond Head side of the building will be focused on health and wellness with fitness facilities, a lap pool, and lawns for gathering and group exercises. "The Sunset Lanai" located on the Ewa side and overlooking the park and harbor, is geared towards relaxation and entertaining. There will be several dining facilities, a great lawn and a recreation pool.
At the moment it looks like there will be ten (10) units per floor. The floor to floor height is 9'7" which will likely translate into a ceiling height of roughly 9' per the HCDA application. Floors 38 and 39 will have an additional foot of ceiling space with the 40th having close to 12' ceilings.