The Office of Hawaiian Affairs plans to host community meetings throughout the state beginning next month to get input on a conceptual master plan for its properties in Kakaako Makai.
OHA owns nine parcels totaling 30 acres in the area.
“OHA’s overarching focus for Kakaako Makai is two-fold — income generation and cultural vitality,” OHA Chairman Robert Lindsey Jr. said in a press release Thursday. “These are complementary goals, allowing OHA to generate income that will help fuel our mission to improve the well-being of Native Hawaiians, as well as enhance and strengthen our culture in the heart of Honolulu.”
The agency has hired the consulting firm Kuhikuhi Puuone Collaborative to help with its planning.
Last year, OHA was unsuccessful in persuading the Hawaii Legislature to approve development on several of the agency’s Kakaako Makai parcels.
Here is the public meeting schedule:
Tuesday, Feb. 17 – Kakaako – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
John A. Burns School of Medicine, Medical Education Building (MEB) Room 314
Wednesday, Feb. 18 – Kapolei – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
UH West O‘ahu Campus Campus Center, Multi-Purpose room C208-2nd floor