Nearly 25 years ago, the county approved the Princeville Development Corporation’s plans to expand the Princeville Center if and only if the project also included nearby affordable housing for employees of the Princeville and North Shore area. Movement on these plans is finally moving forward with the Vitus Group, an affordable housing development company, based out of Seattle.

 

Kolopua Preliminary Drawings – courtesy of Hawaii Architecture, LLP

Originally, requirements for the affordable housing plan included 75 units; however, the number of units required was reduced by the Planning Commission last year. The new plans for the development call for 44 one, two-and-three- bedroom rental apartments ranging in size from 745 to 1,128 square feet on approximately 3.5 acres of vacant land on the makai side (ocean side) of Kuhio Highway, north of Princeville Center.

Kolopua, the name of the housing project, will be rented to households earning less than 60 percent of the island’s median income, or less than $38,600, according to the U.S. Census Bureau data. The rental costs for each unit will be equal to approximately 30 percent of the renter’s monthly income and will vary depending on the number of tenants living in each unit and the size of the unit. Housing priority will be given to employees who work within Princeville. The remaining units will be available to employees who work within the county’s Hanalei tax zone from Kilauea to Haena. If units still remain, the rest will be available to those who work within the Kawaihau tax zone from Waipouli to Moloaa.

The Vitus Group says if everything goes as planned and the financing is secured, the project could possibly break ground as early as the first quarter of 2014.

 

Kolopua Site Plan – courtesy of Hawaii Architecture, LLP

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  • Jacob McBride

    says:

    Aloha,
    I would like to know where to apply for the affordable housing in Kolopua apartments please.

    Please email me as soon as is convenient.

    Aloha-
    Jacob M.

    • Mateo Ramirez - Kolopua Property Manager

      says:

      Aloha Jacob,

      I know this comes all too late but I stumbled across this article. I see you inquired about Kolopua and I apologize you where not directed to us earlier. I look forward to hearing from you soon. I would suggest you call me at the office at 808-445-9032 to find out how to be added to the waitlist. You may also visit http://www.eahhousing.org/pages/apartmentdetail/121 for an application complete with our resident selection plan or just more information.

      Mahalo,
      Mateo Ramirez

  • Kristin Hegedusch

    says:

    Aloha,

    I reside in Kauai and I am employed in Princeville. Can you please contact me at your earliest convince. I appreciate your consideration!

    Mahalo,
    Kristin

    • Mateo Ramirez - Kolopua Property Manager

      says:

      Aloha Kristin,

      I know this comes all too late but I stumbled across this article. I see you inquired about Kolopua and I apologize you where not directed to us earlier. I look forward to hearing from you soon. I would suggest you call me at the office at 808-445-9032 to find out how to be added to the waitlist. You may also visit http://www.eahhousing.org/pages/apartmentdetail/121 for an application complete with our resident selection plan or just more information.

      Mahalo,
      Mateo Ramirez

  • Elizabeth Sanchez

    says:

    Dear Madam or Sir,

    I reside in Kauai and I’m hoping to qualify for affordable housing. Can you please contact me asap. Thank you for your time.

    Sincerely,
    E. Sanchez

    • Mateo Ramirez - Kolopua Property Manager

      says:

      Aloha Elizabeth,..

      I know this comes all too late but I stumbled across this article. I see you inquired about Kolopua and I apologize you where not directed to us earlier. I look forward to hearing from you soon. I would suggest you call me at the office at 808-445-9032 to find out how to be added to the waitlist. You may also visit http://www.eahhousing.org/pages/apartmentdetail/121 for an application complete with our resident selection plan or just more information.

      Mahalo,
      Mateo Ramirez

    • Mateo Ramirez - Kolopua Property Manager

      says:

      Aloha Elizabeth,

      I know this comes all too late but I stumbled across this article. I see you inquired about Kolopua and I apologize you where not directed to us earlier. I look forward to hearing from you soon. I would suggest you call me at the office at 808-445-9032 to find out how to be added to the waitlist. You may also visit http://www.eahhousing.org/pages/apartmentdetail/121 for an application complete with our resident selection plan or just more information.

      Mahalo,
      Mateo Ramirez

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