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Kūkaniloko

NOTICE:  KŪKANILOKO MASTER PLANNING UNDERWAY

**Public Community Meeting Coming Soon – Check back for details**

As of November 2016, OHA began its Master Planning process for its Wahiawā lands.  As part of Master Planning, OHA will be conducting comprehensive community engagement efforts, including the formation of a Kūkaniloko Master Planning Working Group, engaging a number of civic organizations, and hosting public community charrettes.  We hope these community engagements will help advise OHA in the development of a unique, innovative, exemplary, and culturally-focused Master Plan that will harmoniously protect, preserve, and perpetuate the resources of Kūkaniloko.  This includes helping identify appropriate agricultural and other uses for the site that will contribute to food security and improve the overall wellbeing of today’s and future generations.

Check this webpage for updates on the planning process, including notices of the public meetings and other opportunities to provide input.


Kūkaniloko is a cultural and historical site near Wahiawā, where famous Hawaiian chiefs were born. In 2012, OHA acquired the 511-acres around the sacred site as part of a broader effort to protect and preserve Hawaiian culture by creating a comfortable buffer around Kūkaniloko.  The acquisition helps ensure that future uses of the area around Kūkaniloko are consistent with Hawaiian cultural values.

Location:
Ahupuaʻa of Kamananui
Moku of Waialua
Mokupuni of Oʻahu
Wahiawā, Oahu

Acquired: 2012
Size: 511 acres
Zoning: Agricultural, conservation easement
Cost to OHA: $3 million, part of a $25 million purchase of 1,718 acres
Tenure and use: Owned fee simple

Acquisition objectives:

  • To explore the development of compatible agricultural uses and other programmatic initiatives.
  • To contribute to Hawaiʻi’s food self-sufficiency, preservation of open space and watershed lands and overall community planning goals for central Oʻahu.
  • To protect Kūkaniloko by providing a buffer against future incompatible development in the area.

Features:
Adjacent to Kūkaniloko cultural and historical site

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