Kahumana Rental Housing Development

Kahumana Community

Waianae, Hawaii
Proposal

The program was to design 34 low and moderate-income rental units in a rural section of Waianae. The site plan works with the existing contours and the existing alignment of the dry gulch. The housing units are sited across the western portion of the property to create an open space in its midst which acts as a focus and center for the community which is to be developed. This open space – the commons – affords each unit some privacy, access to the trade winds and to the views of the Waianae mountains. The commons together with the community center will provide a place for communal activities and informal networking. The development has been confined to four acres to minimize site development and utility costs as well as to keep the property predominantly agricultural.