Kakaʻako Makai consists of approximately 30 acres of largely waterfront property that was conveyed to OHA by the State of Hawai’i as part of a settlement over longstanding claims for past-due revenue owed from the Public Land Trust. The $200 million land value represents Native Hawaiians’ share of revenues from the state’s use of lands in the Public Land Trust. The property could potentially bring millions into OHA to help fund community-based programs aimed at improving conditions for Native Hawaiians.
As this was the first time that OHA held real property with the purpose to generate revenue, the Board of Trustees met soon after the acquisition to lay the foundational values for the utilization of these lands. In September 2012, the Board approved the Kaka’ako Makai Policies which laid out the following policies:
OHA began work on its vision for development at Kaka’ako Makai. Contracting the team of Hui Kukuluae’o, consisting of Group 70, Rider Levett Bucknall and Sanford Murata, Inc., OHA began to visualize the possibilities. In order to move forward with its development efforts, however, OHA needed to frame the full spectrum of opportunities by identifying strategic priorities for development. In its Kaka’ako Framework Plan, October 2013, OHA defined the following three strategic priorities while also recognizing the need to generate an annual income from the Kaka’ako Makai properties that is consistent with its $200 million value:
Currently, OHA is in the processes of developing a Conceptual Master Plan that will further refine the aforementioned strategic priorities into specific land use recommendations to ensure that all future development of its Kaka’ako Makai lands are able to reach the apex of culture and commerce. The 2-year process will include community input from its beneficiaries and other stakeholders, as well as an Environmental Impact Statement and preliminary permits. Browse resource materials on Kaka‘ako Makai. Check out the latest updates on OHA’s Conceptual Master Planning efforts or to learn more about immediate leasing opportunities prior to development, click here.
Kaka’ako Makai Development Process
As a responsible Hawaiian landowner, OHA believes in a thoughtful and thorough development process. Embedded within our planning are numerous opportunities for community input by OHA’s beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
Public Meetings Schedule: February 17 – March 3, 2015
Tuesday, Feb. 17 – Kaka'ako – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Wednesday, Feb. 18 – Kapolei – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
UH West O'ahu Campus Campus Center, Multi-Purpose room C208-2nd floor
Thursday, Feb. 19 – Waialua – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Waialua Court House
Friday, Feb. 20 – Kane'ohe – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Windward Community College, Hale ʻĀkoakoa Room 105
Monday, Feb. 23 – Wai'anae Coast – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ka Waihona Public Charter School Cafeteria
Saturday, Feb. 21 – Kaunakakai – 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Kūlana ʻŌiwi Hālau
Tuesday, Feb. 24 – Hilo – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
UH Hilo Ho‛oulu Terrace Room 127
Wednesday, Feb. 25 – Kona – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Hawaiʻi Civic Center
Thursday, Feb. 26 – Kahului – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
J. Walter Cameron Center
Friday, Feb. 27 – Hāna – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hāna High School Cafeteria
Saturday, Feb. 28 – Lāna'i City – 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Lāna'i High & Elementary School Cafeteria
Tuesday, March 3 – Līhu'e – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Kaua'i Community College OCET Rooms 106C/D