In an effort to determine their own destiny, obtain self-governance, and independence from the state's oversight, and after many years of intensive community-based planning, the Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead Community Association (NHHCA) with the help of Hawaiian Community Development Board (HCDB) is developing a major “village center” project that will include a multipurpose learning center, a 48-unit affordable rental housing complex, a Waianae Comp satellite health clinic with an affordable drug pharmacy, a large renal clinic and a commercial center with Longs as the anchor tenant. Pursuant to a 65-year general lease to NHHCA from Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) , this exciting community development project which will be ideally located on a 13.57 acre site centrally located in the Nanakuli Hawaiian homesteading community (adjacent to the Nanaikapono Elementary School, Ka Waihona Charter School and the YET Boys & Girls Club).
Agnes Kalanihookaha Cope Learning Center
The Agnes Kalanihookaha Cope Learning Center, with a projected development cost of $20 million, represents one phase in the overall "village center" project. Kamehameha Schools has agreed to fund its construction. It will consist of a two-story facility and a large banquet hall with a kitchen. On the first floor, Kamehameha Schools will have administrative offices and classrooms for various school programs. Classrooms will also be made periodically available to the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association's Ola Hawaii instructional program geared to training people for employment at Disney's Aulani Hotel and Ko Olina, Kaipo Pamaikai Sr.'s Waianae Maritime Academy, Na Mea's Waianae Moku initiative of locally grown products for sale, and the Dyslexia Tutoring Center of Hawaii, Inc. . On the second floor, there may be classrooms and offices for UH's Ho'o Kulaiwi teachers recruitment and training program, and the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center's multi-learning center. Cope Center will provide a home for the Waianae Coast Culture and Arts Society, and a management and services office for NHHCA .
Nanakuli Commercial Center
This $20 million Nanakuli Commercial Center is a collaboration between Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead Community Association, HCDB, and broker Sofos Realty Corporation. The planning and construction of this large multi-building retail/health services commercial project is complete. Fronting Farrington Highway, this new one story shopping center will have a Hawaiian cultural plantation theme motif. Anchor tenant is Longs Drug Store. It's stand alone store will have a drive-thru window. Smaller tenants may include an Goodwill training and clothing outlet, L&L Restaurant, SuperCuts, Mobi PCS, pizza parlor, Hawaiian food restaurant, sushi restaurant, surf shop, clothing store, yogurt outlet, coffee store, or nail salon.
The community owned and run Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center will be building a 16,000 sq. ft. two story, stand alone facility that may house a pediatric dental clinic, an adult medical clinic, and low-cost pharmacy. With the many health and dental problems plaguing our Hawaiian families in Nanakuli and Waianae coast, the need for such a centrally located and readily accessible health center is quite apparent.
Liberty Dialysis Hawaii LLC is an affiliated company of Fresenius Medical Care, the nation's largest network of over 2,150 dialysis centers dedicated to improving the life of every patient suffering from kidney disease. This type of health problem affects many people in our Hawaiian communities. Liberty will provide patient-centered care based on the latest technology with innovative and efficient programs.
Nanakuli Village Center's overall planning, acquisition of funding and construction is being handled by Kali Watson of HCDB.
Please click on photos below to enlarge images. Hawaiian Electric Company presentation of $100,000 donation to the construction of the Community Center.
Last Updated (Thursday, 27 March 2014 04:59)