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).
Hale Makana O Nanakuli Affordable Rental Housing Complex (Completed)
In response to overcrowded households, severely dilapidated houses, and the lack of affordable housing opportunities in the Nanakuli Homesteads, Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead Community Association forged a working relationship with the nonprofit Hawaiian Community Development Board and California company Urban Housing Communities to develop a $15 million 48-unit affordable rental housing project in Nanakuli. Construction has been completed.The Hale Makana O Nanakuli project is providing safe, secure transitional and long-term rental housing designed to meet the needs of Nanakuli community, with focus on Nanakuli's low-income Hawaiian families who earn 40% and 30% below the adjusted median income. It is providing immediate relief to many Nanakuli families with too many members living in the same household, to families living in dangerous dilapidated houses, or families who have been forced to abandon their homes. Qualified tenants of Hale Makana may participate in the Kauhalepono Replacement Home Project. Hale Makana was designed to help the Nanakuli homestead community by providing alternate housing, but within a major "Village Center" that also includes multi-purpose learning, community health, and commercial retail centers.
Agnes Kalaniho'okaha Cope Community Learning Center
Kamehameha Schools will design and operate the Agnes Kalanihoʻokaha Cope Community Learning Center (AKC-CLC) in Nānākuli in recognition of the community’s education aspirations and alignment to Kamehameha Schools SP 2020 goals for an improved educational system (Goal 2) and cultivation of a strong Native Hawaiian identity (Goal 3). The learning center will draw from the work of the Nānākuli Hawaiian Homestead Community Association and embody its intent to honor the legacy of Agnes Kalaniho‘okaha Cope in her championing of Hawaiian culture-based health and education.
Kamehameha Schools will work with community stakeholders and other partners to develop a suite of programs and a learning center that reflects the expressed needs of the Nānākuli community and supports its current and future learning opportunities.
The AKC-CLC provides lifelong learning and livelihood opportunities in the Nānākuli community that integrates health, education and ‘āina-based knowledge, skills and practices in every aspect of its operations.
Nanakuli Commercial Center
This $20 million Nanakuli Commercial Center is a collaboration between Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead Community Association, HCDB, 3Leaf Holdings 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 will include Starbucks, Wendy's, L&L Drivein, SuperCuts, Papa John's Pizza, Blue River Mexican Grille, and a nail salon.
The community owned and run Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center will be building a 9,252 sq. ft. single story, stand alone satellite medical facility that will house a family clinic and low-cost pharmacy. With the many health 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.
There will also be a centrally located area within the shopping center reserved for kiosks for small community based businesses and special events.
Nanakuli Village Center's overall planning, acquisition of funding and construction is being handled by Kali Watson of HCDB.
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