DHHL Ramps Up O’ahu Island Plan Outreach

Posted on Jul 10, 2013 in Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Media Releases

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Beneficiary Manaʻo on DHHL Land Use Designations Sought


July 10, 2013

KAPOLEI, O‘AHU — The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands invites beneficiaries to participate in planning the future of Hawaiian Home Lands on O‘ahu. The Department is developing the O‘ahu Island Plan to guide DHHL management and development of trust lands on the island over the next 20 years.

The Department will host three Beneficiary Consultation meetings to gather input on draft proposed land use designations for O‘ahu. Beneficiary Consultation meetings are open to beneficiaries on the O‘ahu applicant lists, as well as lessees who currently reside on homestead lots on the island.

The Beneficiary Consultation meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2013
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Waipahū High School Cafeteria
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2013
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Farrington High School Cafeteria
  • Thursday, July 18, 2013
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Kalāheo High School Cafeteria

These meetings continue the ongoing discussion initiated in the spring about what needs to be in place on O‘ahu in order to help further DHHL’s mission of developing and delivering homesteads to native Hawaiian beneficiaries.

Outreach efforts began in March with a survey sent to DHHL beneficiaries on the O‘ahu residential and agricultural waitlists regarding the devel­opment of new homesteads on the island. Informational Open Houses in communities across O‘ahu followed in April and May to explain the planning process and gather initial beneficiary mana‘o. Results from our survey and Open Houses will be available for review on the DHHL website prior to Beneficiary Consultations.

The O‘ahu Island Plan is being developed by DHHL’s Planning Office in consultation with PBR HAWAII and Associates. The O‘ahu Island Plan is the last of five island plans developed as part of DHHL’s planning system. For more information and to download relevant documents, please visit the O‘ahu Island Plan beneficiary consultation page at: https://dhhl.hawaii.gov/po/beneficiary-consultation/2013-beneficiary-consultations/oip/

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Nancy M. McPherson
Senior Planner
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
(808) 620-9519
[email protected]

Blaine C. Fergerstrom
Information & Community Relations Office
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
(808) 620-9590
[email protected]

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