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?

Together, we have an opportunity to build something truly unique at Kaka'ako Makai. Join the conversation and share your mana'o. Video by 4 Miles LLC

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 2017 Slide Presentation

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

Send this to friend