More Good News for Hawaii’s Kupuna

Plaza Assisted Living is about to open its first senior living community in Honolulu’s Waikiki neighborhood.

By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor

Plaza Assisted Living is about to open its first senior living community in Waikiki, Hawaii, Honolulu’s renowned beachfront neighborhood.

Plaza Assisted Living Waikiki

Located at 1812 Kalakaua Ave., along the Ala Wai Canal, the eight-floor facility offers 85 independent living apartments, 35 assisted living apartments, and 33 memory care apartments.

According to the Pacific Business News, the property known as Plaza Assisted Living Waikiki will be ready for move-in by October. Colby Takeda, the building’s administrator, told the newspaper that almost half of the units have already been reserved.

Future residents may choose from a mix of studios, one-bedroom apartments and companion suites ranging in size from 320 to 480 square feet. Rents for independent living studios start at $4,500 per month.

By the time it opens, the new community will have 90 full- and part-time staff, and eight managers. Amenities include a fitness room for physical and occupational therapy, a hair salon, a movie/TV screening room, dining rooms, activity rooms, living areas for families and visitors, pharmacy delivery service, laundry facilities, computer and WiFi Access, as well as two levels of parking. The pet-friendly property will also allow dogs that are medium-sized or smaller.

Developer MW Group, Ltd. broke ground on the project in April 2014, under the direction of Wattenbarger Architects. The company also owns the site of its new development, which it bought from PBS Hawaii for $3.5 million. MW Group is now planning to begin construction on another Plaza Assisted Living facility in Kaneohe early next year.

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