Marines Add 765 Units Of Housing At Mokapu

A public-private partnership marked the completion of Hawaii’s largest Navy and Marine housing project May 17 at Kaneohe Marine base.

Located on the slopes of Mokapu crater, Mololani is a 765-home neighborhood that was finished on time and under budget – totalling four years and $312 million. The community of single and multi-unit houses are open to all ranks from E-1 through O-5; families already are moving in and enjoying the energy-efficient amenities.

“One of the most impressive aspects of this project is its sustainability,” said Jim Ramirez, vice president of construction for Forest City Military Communities, which built the multi-phased project in partnership with the Department of the Navy. The homes also have enclosed two-car garages, tot lots, play lots, courts, picnic pavilions and a dog park.

“What is important to me, is when our Marines and sailors deploy into harm’s way, they can leave their families behind and rest assured they are taken care of,” added base commander Col. Brian Annichiarico.