Our goal is to provide a safe, efficient and enjoyable harbor for all. To help insure the safety of our boating community and protect both the harbor and ocean environments we are beginning the efforts to repair and improve Kewalo Basin Harbor. On February 29th, 2015, The Howard Hughes Corporation submitted a Development Permit Application to the HCDA in order to begin repairing and modernizing the Harbor.
The primary purpose of the proposed multi-phased project is to provide a safer harbor experience. The project will also improve the current and future uses of Kewalo Basin for commercial fishing, tour, charter, and pleasure craft operations, while also maintaining this vital commercial and community resource for the State.
The full redevelopment concept for Kewalo Basin will increase moorage within the harbor, provide modernized amenities to boaters, improve operational efficiencies within the basin, and better integrate the berthing and mooring facilities with shore-side utilities and infrastructure.
There will be two (2) public hearings regarding the HCDA Development Permit for the project. The first, a HCDA Presentation Hearing, is scheduled for May 4th, 2016. The second, a Decision Making Hearing, is scheduled for June 1st, 2016. For further information on the permit and hearings, or to submit online testimony, please visit the HCDA’s website by clicking on the button below.
Recent History of Kewalo Harbor Repair Efforts
In addition to water improvements, The Howard Hughes corporation is continuing to work on revitalization efforts of the land (Lots 2 and 3) surrounding Kewalo Harbor. These lots include the area fronting Ala Moana Boulevard (known as the Charter Boat Building) and the lot located Makai of the Harbor, which was recently vacated by NOAA. The Howard Hughes Corporation is continuing to work with the HCDA on finalizing any necessary agreements in order to proceed with land improvements. For updates about the Kewalo Harbor land revitalization or to learn more please visit www.kewalois.com.