December 20, 2023
‘Ohana Military Communities recently completed three major capital improvement projects and invested over $6 million into the enhancement of over 1,100 residences at Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i (MCBH) and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH).
The exteriors of 254 homes in three MCBH neighborhoods – Kaluapuni, Kapoho and Pa Honua Phase 4 – have been revitalized and now feature freshly painted pastel tones that complement the natural beauty of the Mokapu Peninsula. In addition to the five different exterior color schemes, the EIFS (exterior insulation finishing system) siding was also repaired as part of the project, which cost nearly $1.4 million.
Meanwhile, in Phase 2 of Pa Honua, a neighborhood constructed in 1997, ‘Ohana Military Communities allocated $1.6 million for a roof replacement project. The aging asphalt shingles were fully replaced and concrete tiles repaired. The decision to address these roofs was prompted by their life cycles, fading and thinning shingles. The new roofs, along with fully repaired PV solar systems, contribute significantly to the curb appeal of these homes.
In Ohana’s Navy communities, a nearly $3.4 million capital improvement project was completed four months ahead of schedule. This project focused on the exterior paint of 656 homes within five neighborhoods: Ford Island Landing, Battleship Cove, Catlin Park, Maloelap and Hele Mai (non- historic units). The once-faded exteriors now boast a fresh appearance with vibrant colors that brighten the neighborhoods.
Brent Arakaki, Director of Development for ‘Ohana Military Communities, emphasizes the importance of continually reinvesting in these communities through capital projects. “These investments are vital for maintaining high-quality housing for military families, and the Hunt Military Communities is committed to a strategic balance between capital replacements, amenity improvements and sustainment funds throughout its long-term partnership with the Navy,” said Arakaki.
‘Ohana Military Communities is also working to complete its ongoing $30 million project to renovate the interiors of 223 homes in Phase 2 of the MCBH Pa Honua neighborhood. The project is slated for completion by late 2025.