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JUNE 12, 2001


Pearl City and other island residents will soon be able to travel on a new street the city will dedicate to the public on June 16. Mayor Jeremy Harris, radio station KCCN/FM100, the Pearl City Community Association and the Pearl Highlands Center plan a grand opening celebration and blessing beginning at 7 a.m. in conjunction with a 5K fun walk to inaugurate the new thoroughfare.

At the completion of the fun walk, participants will be treated to live entertainment, food, drinks, family fun activities and prizes which includes $500 shopping sprees at Sam's Club and Price Busters. The fun walk benefits the Pearl City Community Youth and Pearl City Foundation. Applications can be obtained by calling Pearl Highlands Center, 456-1000.

Unofficially called the “Manana Spine Road,” Kuala Street is a three-quarter mile, four-lane boulevard that will provide a new connection between Moanalua Road and Kamehameha Highway. Kuala Street is integral to the city's redevelopment of the former Manana Storage Area and will provide access to the commercial and industrial areas included in the city's master plan, as well as to other uses such as the community park and youth facility, bus facility, proposed medical facilities and city corporation yards. The city plans to beautify Kuala Street by planting 23 monkeypod trees and 87 rainbow shower trees on the median and sidewalk setbacks.

The new access road is in response to the Pearl City community's request for alternate access to shopping areas, is consistent with the mayor's sustainable community initiatives and serves the Manana development at the old Navy warehouse site.

Wednesday, February 27, 2002

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