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.”

Kakaako development area

Kakaako Makai.


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

Thursday, Feb. 19 – Waialua – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Waialua Court House

Friday, Feb. 20 – Kane‘ohe – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Windward Community College, Hale ʻĀkoakoa Room 105

Monday, Feb. 23 – Wai‘anae Coast – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ka Waihona Public Charter School Cafeteria


Saturday, Feb. 21 – Kaunakakai – 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Kūlana ʻŌiwi Hālau

Hawaii Island

Tuesday, Feb. 24 – Hilo – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

UH Hilo Ho‛oulu Terrace Room 127

Wednesday, Feb. 25 – Kona – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

West Hawaiʻi Civic Center


Thursday, Feb. 26 – Kahului – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

J. Walter Cameron Center

Friday, Feb. 27 – Hāna – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hāna High School Cafeteria


Saturday, Feb. 28 – Lāna‘i City – 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Lāna‘i High & Elementary School Cafeteria


Tuesday, March 3 – Līhu‘e – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Kaua‘i Community College OCET rooms106C/D

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