SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Kauai Village is a commercial redevelopment envisioned for the east side of Kauai Island in Hawaii. It will encompass new facades for the existing buildings, including an upgraded Safeway supermarket and mid-scale retail located along Kuhio Highway. These elements will provide a variety of retail spaces at street level. Sustainable design, new landscaping and streetscape improvements are integral to the goal of creating exemplary development for the eastside community of Kauai. Each retail building is site specific and designed relative to its context. As required by the Kauai Historic Preservation Commission, the proposed vernacular architecture was an important component of the project to respect the historic preservation endeavors. Kauai Village is intended to pursue the LEED Neighborhood Development designation by the US Green Building Council, indicating that the project meets several levels of sustainable design by integrating the principles of smart growth, urbanism and green building strategies. The design intent is to be site zero net energy by utilizing 3,000 solar panels in the parking lot areas to power the entire commercial complex. The development is conveniently located to not only benefit from Kauai’s public transportation system, but also to benefit several beach resorts within walking distance. Kauai Village is intended to be a model for healthy commercial redevelopment projects across all Hawaii islands.
Nominated Project for the NORTH AMERICA DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT AND RETAILER AWARDS by the ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centers.
ICSC U.S. Design and Development Awards Program recognizes the premier shopping center and retail achievements in the United States and Canada. Awards are given for outstanding achievement in design and development of retail properties and retail store design.