OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

From the first Hawaiian who bravely stood up on a surfboard and gave birth to a worldwide phenomenon, to Hawaiian kapa makers who crafted the finest bark cloth known on this planet—Hawaiian culture has always evolved to new heights through innovation. In the 1700s and 1800s, when new items came to Hawaiʻi, kūpuna adapted these to suit our needs—from slack key guitar music to the beautiful flowing dresses of pāʻū riders. How do we continue this tradition of cultural evolution, vibrancy, and excellence in a modern, urban context? How would you describe an urban Hawaiian space?

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Kaka‘ako Makai

Planning Update Community Meetings

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs will be hosting community meetings throughout Hawaiʻi, to provide an update on the Kakaʻako Makai planning process. There will be both in-person and online opportunities to participate. The 2017 meeting schedule will be updated as meeting venues are confirmed.

Oʻahu Kāneʻohe Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115 May 18, 2017, 6 p.m. RSVP
Oʻahu Waiʻanae – Waiʻanae Coast Comprehensive Health Center May 25, 2017, 6 p.m. RSVP
Oʻahu Kaka‘ako – KUPU Net Shed (Kewalo Basin), 1125D Ala Moana Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96813 May 23, 2017, 6 p.m. RSVP
Oʻahu Kapolei – Kapolei Heritage Center May 26, 2017, 6 p.m. RSVP
Maui Kahului – J Walter Cameron Center, Conference Room 1 & 2 May 24, 2017, 6 p.m. RSVP
Kauaʻi Līhuʻe – Kauaʻi Community College, OCET Room 106 C/D  May 31, 2017, 6 p.m. RSVP
Hawaiʻi Kona – West Hawaiʻi Civic Center, Community Hale June 1, 2017, 6 p.m. RSVP
Hawaiʻi Hilo – University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Building 388, Room 101 & 102 June 2, 2017, 6 p.m. RSVP
Online TBD TBD

2017 Presentation

Kaka‘ako Makai: A Place for Future Generations

Click to download a PDF version of the presentation slides from the
2017 Kaka‘ako Makai Update meetings.


The Office of Hawaiian Affairs hosted community meetings throughout Hawai‘i from February 17th until March 3rd, 2015. OHA sought input from community stakeholders for a conceptual master plan for its properties in Kaka‘ako Makai. People who did not make the meetings in person participated in a virtual input session. This round of community input ended at the end of May.

Past Meetings

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

Hawai‘i Island

  • 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

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