On November 10, 2014, Ward Village held the first community meeting to discuss the planning for Kewalo Harbor at the Net Shed (Kupu Training Facility) at Kewalo Harbor. Roughly 100 community stakeholders and officials including the Hawaii Community Development Authority, Harbor tenants and fishermen, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kamehameha Schools, environmentalists, Friends of Kewalos, surfers, University of Hawai‘i and others attended the talk-story session to discuss what Kewalo was, what Kewalo is, what Kewalo should be. During the session, guests were invited to share their thoughts on blackboards that were featured at the meeting. This information, in addition to thoughts gathered during group breakout sessions, serves as design inspiration for shaping the future of Kewalo Harbor.
On January 30, 2015, Ward Village held the second community meeting to discuss the planning for Kewalo Harbor at the Net Shed (Kupu Training Facility) at Kewalo Harbor. Like the first meeting held in November, nearly 100 community stakeholders and officials attended the presentation. However, the main focus of this meeting was on what Kewalo should be. Based on the feedback given by the community, a framework was developed as to what Kewalo should be.
Kewalo should be:
Makai – Our Community Gathering Place
Pilina – A connection to the waterfront
Piko – A diverse working harbor
Kauhale – An urban fishing village
Kahakai – A unique beach experience
Kai – A family ocean destination
To learn more about the redevelopment of Kewalo and to join the conversation, visit www.kewalois.com