Ilima at Leihano, Kisco Senior Living’s $30 million, three-story senior living facility in West Oahu, has opened for business, albeit much smaller than originally planned.
The 84-unit building sits on 3.8 acres of the 40-acre Leihano mixed-use development in Kapolei.
“It’s not a huge building or high rise, and it’s not surrounded by a lot of development," said Mitch Brown, chief development officer of California-base Kisco Senior Living. "It’s very serene and pleasant.” The original intent was to develop a “larger continuing-care campus,” but plans changed when the recession hit, Brown said. Still, the new strategy of selling one-to-five-acre fee simple parcels has gone well, he said. Buyers have included First Hawaiian Bank and C.S. Wo & Sons, The Queen Liliuokalani Trust, Embassy Suites, St. Jude Catholic Church and National Kidney Foundation.