Overlooking a peaceful courtyard of tropical landscaping, the Lofts in the Mendonca Building are renovated and ready to rent. HAPA, in conjunction with Ernest and JoDee Hunt, is pleased to announce the completed restoration of this 109-year old historic building.
One of the first buildings built after the infamous Chinatown fires that devastated the downtown community at the turn of the century, the Mendonca Building was voted one of Honolulu Weekly's five favorite buildings, and is a Honolulu treasure.
HAPA is currently accepting applications for ten units of second-story artist studio space, complete with bathrooms, showers, sinks, air conditioning, and additional amenities. Each unit ranges from 500 to 1,500 square feet with prices ranging from approximately $850 to $2,500 per month.
Applicants will be selected largely based upon creative merit--"artist" being broadly defined to include community-oriented creative professionals in performing, visual, literary, and culinary arts as well as cultural practitioners. An idea mix of residents would include community-minded individuals of an ethnic and cultural diversity that would reflect Honolulu's unique multi-cultural dynamic.