Kalihi 21st century: A community’s vision for transformation

Posted on Aug 29, 2017 in Capitol Connection, Featured

Governor Ige at an Aug. 22 news conference with Kalihi 21st Century vision team members.

It’s rare that a whole community has the chance to weigh in at the start of a complex planning process. But that was the governor’s goal for the Kalihi 21st Century Vision Team. The result? A report filled with their hopes for Kalihi, combining its proud working-class heritage and values with economic growth for jobs and housing. The vision depends, at least partly, on whether the O‘ahu Community Correctional Center will be relocated, as well as proposed rail transit stations.

State planning director Leo Asuncion said of the Vision Team, “The governor wanted to get more community members involved in the vision at the outset. Residential development takes time. That’s why we need to start talking now.”

For questions, email dbedt.op.spbranch@hawaii.gov. The report is available at planning.hawaii.gov/spb/kalihi-21st-century-transformation-initiative/

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