COURTESY D.R. HORTON
Artist rendering of the new live/work development in Kapolei. The development, called Nanala at Mehana, will consist of nine neighborhoods mixing commercial and residential uses.
D.R. Horton’s Kapolei townhomes feature live-work lofts
While live-work lofts have yet to take off in Chinatown, a similar concept is being built into a new townhome subdivision by D.R. Horton Schuler Division's new planned community, Nanala at Mehana.
Nanala, one of Oahu's first planned live-work residential developments, goes on sale tomorrow.
In addition to 78 townhomes, Nanala will offer 20 live-work units in which an owner will be able to use the first floor -- separate from the residence -- for business, with a customer parking stall included. Permitted uses range from home office to retail and other commercial uses.
"The two principal benefits of the live-work units are value and convenience, as residents will own one property that can essentially be used as two," said Mike Jones, division president. "These live-work units will allow residents the chance to greatly simplify their lives and save considerable time by avoiding a commute to work. Nanala's live-work units are specifically designed to improve residents' quality of life, by freeing up time for family, friends and other activities."
Nanala offers six new townhome floor plans ranging from 1,140 to over 1,800 square feet. Prices start at $374,000 for the townhomes and $474,000 for the live-work units.
Nanala, the first of nine neighborhoods slated for Mehana at Kapolei, will also offer a community park and two commercial units, measuring more than 2,000 square feet each.
Construction on Nanala is expected to begin early next year, with the first units to be delivered August 2008. Buildout of Nanala will take about two years.
Overall, Mehana is expected to offer about 1,150 single and multifamily homes, with as many as 500 live-work units. D.R. Horton acquired the 135 acres in Kapolei for the master development from the Estate of James Campbell last year.
Many of Mehana's neighborhoods will feature a residential and commercial mix -- a unique character of the development.