Our Work

Our work is just beginning and will continue through November 2021. It will unfold in three major phases, and there will be opportunities for you to learn, vision, and advance with us as the project moves ahead.  

Three Project Phases

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Learn

Our early efforts focus on understanding all we can about Ka‘ahumanu Avenue and the people who live, work, and play on and around the corridor. We will look to the past and dig into what is here today. We’ll explore the market conditions, who travels the corridor, and where there might be potential for new housing. There are many previous plans and studies to help our learning, and we’ll need to hear from you, too. We want to know what Ka‘ahumanu Avenue means to you, and where you see big opportunities for the future. 

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Vision

Grounded in a full understanding of the corridor's history and its current conditions, we’ll work with you to create a community-supported vision for the corridor. This is our time to look ahead, to really think about what we want Ka‘ahumanu Avenue to be. We’ll think about all the ways people will move—by walking or rolling, biking, taking the bus, and driving—as well as opportunities for affordable and workforce housing, economic development, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, and expressing our culture and history. Together, we will create new ideas for connections and land uses that make this corridor work for everyone.  

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Advance

The only way  to make your vision a reality is to plan with implementation in mind. The Ka‘ahumanu Community Corridor will need strong partners and careful thinking about the federal, state, local, and private funding sources that can help us move forward. We’ll share our ideas and ask for your help thinking about how we advance the community priorities for this corridor. Visions are good, but action is better. We hope you’ll become champions for taking the first steps.  

What can I expect at the end of this project?  

 

When we’re done, there will be a new vision for the future of the 2.5 miles of Ka‘ahumanu Avenue between Kahului and Wailuku and the areas around the corridor. We’ll identify ways to make Ka‘ahumanu Avenue and its surroundings more connected, more accessible, more sustainable, and more livable.  

 

There will be a great deal of technical work and outreach to make it happen, and you can expect to see reports and presentations about all of the following: 

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Transportation, land use, housing, and environmental conditions in the study area today 

 

Pedestrian, bicycle, bus, auto, and accessibility improvements 

 

Real estate and affordable housing market analysis 

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Future land use and housing recommendations for a range of income levels 

 

Phased implementation strategy and a financial plan  

 

Specific projects, investments, and funding tools the County and its partners can use to help implement the vision