Liliʻuokalani Trust (LT) selected the partnership of DiGeronimo Companies, Fairmount Properties and Los Angeles based JCI Development, Inc. (DFJ) to be its development partner for the Makalapua Project District.

Following a thorough process that started in late 2016, the Liliʻuokalani Trust (LT) selected the partnership of DiGeronimo Companies, Fairmount Properties, and Los Angeles based JCI Development, Inc. (DFJ) to be its development partner for the Makalapua Project District.  Located on the Island of Hawaii, the 69-acre site is ideally suited for a range of mixed uses, including retail, entertainment, restaurants, and residential.  An integral and respectful open space plan will also be part of the development.

The Island of Hawaii hosts more than 1.5 million tourists every year, a number that has been growing every year since 2003.  Population on the Island stands at approx. 200,000 and has grown faster than the US average and faster than the rest of the state of Hawaii.   

DiGeronimo Companies and its partners are working with LT to firm up a site plan, massing options, construction plan, leasing strategy and financing options to bring LT’s vision to reality.

At full buildout, the Makalapua Project District is expected to include:

  • 470,000 SF of retail, entertainment, and restaurant space
  • 220 hotel rooms
  • 300 residential units
  • 50,000 SF of civic uses

For information on leasing opportunities please send an email to: 

Project Location

Kona, Hawai'i

DiGeronimo Companies Role

Developer

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