FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2023
DHHL breaks ground on Ka‘uluokaha‘i Increment II-C
(East Kapolei, O’ahu) – On-site infrastructure for Increment II-C will be constructed by Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc. and will consist of 127 single-family residential lots across 23.9 acres. Each lot will be a minimum of 5,000 square feet.
“This dedication ceremony is not just about roads, pipes and structures; it is about creating pathways for dreams, building homes for families and fortifying the foundation of our community,” said Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair Kali Watson. “It is also about transforming what once was an idea and vision into a reality. A place where the roots of our beautiful culture can grow deeper and our people can prosper.”
The project is set to come in at $29,039,673. A combined $22,757,167 was appropriated by the legislature through SLH 2019, Act 40 and SLH 2020, Act 6. The Hawaiian Home Lands Trust funded the remaining $6,282,505.
Ka‘uluokaha‘i is a master-planned community being developed on a 404-acre parcel located on the ‘Ewa Plains, mauka of the ‘Ewa Villages Golf Course and east of Kualaka‘i Parkway. Within the community approximately 1,000 single-family house lots will be developed by DHHL.
Increment II-C is slated for completion in January 2025 with families to move in later that year.
Formally referred to as East Kapolei II, the project’s name, Ka‘uluokaha‘i, tells the story of Kaha‘i, a Tahitian chief who brought the first ‘ulu tree to O‘ahu from Samoa. Kualaka‘i, the name of the north-south road, is a modification of Ka‘uluokaha‘i, the name of a fishing village at Nimitz Beach.
About the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands:
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands carries out Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole’s vision of rehabilitating native Hawaiians by returning them to the land. Established by U.S. Congress in 1921, with the passage of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, the Hawaiian homesteading program run by DHHL includes management of more than 200,000 acres of land statewide with the specific purpose of developing and delivering homesteading.
Information and Community Relations Officer Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
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