President's Message (Arlene Ellis)
Amendments Opposed by League Adopted by Commission (Astrid Monson)
Kapolei "Go-See Tour"
Kapolei "Go-See Tour"
Leaguers and guests enjoyed an interesting tour of the Waipahu-Ewa area as guests of Campbell Estate, the mover and shaker of the Second City development. Our first stop was as the City and County's project, West Loch Estates. 1,500 homes primarily targeted for gap group buyers, with 10% set aside for elderly housing are being constructed, with model homes now available for viewing. What we saw looked good.
Across the highway, we saw the initial medical building and emergency center of St. Francis Medical Center nearing completion and the 136 bed acute care hospital under construction.
We next visited Makakilo, a planned residential community of multi-family and single-family homes ranging from $80,000 to $250,000. This hillside community overlooks Pearl Harbor with views to Honolulu and Diamond Head. Looking makai, we could see the deep draft harbor excavated by the federal government at a cost of $50 million. The State assumed control in 1986 and is planning shoreside facilities to be completed by 1990. Next to the harbor, we could see the first of the four swimming lagoons that are being constructed for the Ko Olina resort development.
On our way to the Ko Olina resort development, we passed the Kapolei shopping center site where currently 130,000 square feet will be developed in the initial phase on 17 acres, with tenants to include a super-drug and supermarket. Construction will begin in the late spring of 1989 with the expected opening date to be spring of 1991.
Across the way, Campbell is developing an office building with 50,000 square feet of which they will occupy 25,000 square feet. Construction will begin in 1989. The 890-acre Kapolei City is already a part of the General Plan and approved on City Development Plans. The State of Hawaii is .committed to locating offices and services in Kapolei.
Plans for the 850-acre Kapolei Village east of Kapolei Town Center include a public golf course, parks and swimming pools. 5000 moderately priced homes will be developed jointly by the City and County of Honolulu and State Housing Finance and Development Corporation. Construction will begin in the summer of 1989 with the first homes delivered in 1990.
The first phase of the Ko Olina resort development of 640 acres (about 20% larger than Waikiki) will include 4000 hotel rooms, 5000 residences, at least one golf course, "Fisherman's Wharf" shopping center, and four new swimming lagoons. One swimming lagoon is completed and the golf course is under construction. The first hotels are scheduled to open in 1991.
We visited the neat, well-planned, 1,300-acre James Campbell Industrial Park where unsightly lumber, etc. was artfully hidden by trees and plants. Aesthetics is an important part of Campbell's overall plan. To that end there are nurseries throughout the area where trees are being nurtured for later replanting.
We were struck by the totality of the planning. The numerous golf courses are planned not only for open space but to recharge brackish water. Water is separated for drinking purposes and watering the lawn.
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