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PUBLIC INVITED TO DOWNTOWN AND KALIHI

TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

 

(Fri., October 21, 2011) The City Department of Planning and Permitting will hold community workshops in Downtown and Kalihi neighborhoods on the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) planning process.  Land use and transportation plans are being prepared in anticipation of growth and change around the three Downtown (Downtown, Chinatown, and Iwilei) and three Kalihi (Kapalama, Kalihi, and Middle Street) rail transit stations. The workshops will focus on defining the character of the station communities and reviewing various improvement ideas and development alternatives.

 

            Residents are invited to contribute to these plans for development and public space improvements surrounding the planned rail stations. Major issues, objectives, and preliminary improvements were identified through input received at the June kickoff workshops and recent surveys. The workshops will continue to build on public input regarding residential and commercial development, industrial and waterfront uses, park enhancements, and transportation improvements.

 

The Downtown workshop will be held on:

       Monday, October 24, at the Hawaii Community Development Authority at 461 Cooke Street.

 

The Kalihi workshop will be held on:

       Tuesday, October 25, at the Farrington High School library at 1564 North King Street.

 

Both workshops begin at 6 p.m.  Light refreshments will be provided.

 

MAP OF KALIHI AND DOWNTOWN TRANSIT STATIONS

 

Transit and TOD can positively affect the way residents commute and live.  The success of the TOD plans depends on participation by the community whose ideas and perspectives are essential to integrating rail transit into their neighborhoods.  For more information, please visit: http://www.honoluludpp.org/planning.

 

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Contact:  Bonnie Arakawa at 768-8048