Kamehameha Schools (KS) contracted PBR HAWAII to assist with community outreach for their Kapālama Kai lands, which encompass 105 acres just west of Downtown Honolulu.
Key goals of the effort include building support for KS’ long-range vision of a mixed-use innovation community in Kapālama and gathering community input early in the process to help inform the details of what would be appropriate in this critical transit-oriented development (TOD) area of the urban core.
PBR HAWAII developed and launched a website and public survey to collect information on community preferences on housing, open spaces, and businesses, as well as concerns and likes in the area. Stakeholder meetings are also being held with existing tenants, government agencies, elected officials, and various social services, education, cultural, and business groups.
A large community event will be held in Fall 2019 to help celebrate the area and build excitement for the master plan. The input gathered will be summarized in a report, which will allow KS to further refine their master plan and will inform their decisions as they move forward with implementation.