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Property Feature: HECO Building - Rare Gem in Capitol District

Oct. 4, 2021

Contributed by Ben Balberdi

Located in Honolulu’s historic capital district, the HECO building is a short walk to Hawai‘i’s State Capitol and other government offices, as well as the bustling downtown. The 51,227 sq. ft. mixed-use building first opened for business on July 25, 1927 and stands on a 13,255 sq. ft. parcel zoned BMX-4 central business mixed-use district zoning provides the highest land use intensity for commerce, business, and housing.

Historical Significance

The HECO building was designed by New York architects York and Sawyer with local assistance form the Honolulu firm of Emory and Webb. Due to its unique representation of the Spanish Colonial Revival Architectural style and significant role in Hawaii economy, the HECO building entered the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

900 Richards Street Honolulu, HI 96813

Year Built

Building Type

Number of Floors
Basement & 4 floors above
See floor plan

Concrete block and reinforced concrete

Total Leasable Space
51,227 sq. ft.

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