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DHHL Withdrawing its 2003 Honokōwai Master Plan

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The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is withdrawing its Honokōwai Master Plan.

An Environmental Impact Statement Preparation Notice for the project was filed more than 15 years ago, and had proposed up to 1,000 residential lots, kupuna housing, school, churches and open space.

The master plan, prepared by Kimura International was abandoned in favor of the development of residential lots  within the Villages of Leali’i residential community.

To date, DHHL has developed and awarded 104 residential lots to beneficiaries in Leali‛i. The department is developing an additional 253 residential lots at the subdivision.

With the acquisition of Leali‛i, DHHL’s master planning efforts at Honokōwai have shifted from providing a primarily residential community to a lower impact agriculture community.


Revised concepts are planned for the Honokōwai property after consult with beneficiaries.

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