Kaka‘ako Makai > FAQs
Q: When will the land be transferred to OHA?
A: Under the law signed by the governor, the state is to transfer deeds to the land to OHA “within a reasonable period of time” after July 1, when the law takes effect. One reason for the delay is that July 1 falls on a weekend, so the deed cannot be formally transferred on that day. In addition, some of the legal boundaries for a few parcels include submerged lands (generally land falling below the high-water mark), however, the settlement agreement specifically says submerged lands are not subject to transfer. Some legal work remains to make sure the boundaries of the parcels to be transferred are changed to comply with the agreement. However, both the state and OHA expect the transfer to occur shortly after July 1.
Q: How much revenue will immediately be generated by the land transfer?
A: Currently, the parcels generate about $1.1 million per year. It costs the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority, which currently manages the land, more than $200,000 a year to manage and maintain the parcels. The current revenue is expected to be used in the master planning process to develop the parcels.
Q: Will OHA sell some of the parcels to make quick money?
A: No. Trustees have stated they will not sell the land. They expect Kaka‘ako Makai to be part of the land base for a new Hawaiian nation.
Q: OHA has stated it will develop a master plan for the area. How will that be accomplished?
A: Trustees will be coming up with a process for developing a master plan for the area in the next few weeks. For updates, visit OHA.org/kakaako.
Q: Will the master plan honor the work of the Kaka‘ako Community Advisory Planning Council?
A: Trustees have committed to honor the work of the council and its guiding principles.
Q: How will this settlement affect Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park and shoreline access?
A: The Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park and its parking lots will remain under state jurisdiction. One parcel fronting Point Panic will transfer to OHA; however, OHA is committed to preserving shoreline access.
Q: How can I stay informed on the planning process?
A: Visit us at http://www.oha.org/page/kaka%E2%80%98ako-makai-home
Q: How can I help?
A: Comments are being accepted here at email@example.com.