This year’s City Council actions on the City’s FY 17 operating and CIP budgets (via Ordinances 16-14 and 16-15) tackled many long-standing concerns in the Ala Moana/Kakaako area, including additional pedestrian safety improvements for our streets and sewer infrastructure upgrades. Mahalo to the many community stakeholders and residents who submitted testimonies in support of funding for some of these projects!
- $50,000 to acquire a portion of Waimanu Street (from Imperial Plaza driveway to Ward Avenue) to reinstate City maintenance for this private roadway whose ownership is in dispute. Residents of the Imperial Plaza and Royal Capitol Plaza condominiums have reported increased concerns over traffic congestion, pedestrian safety, potholes and related concerns on Waimanu, Dreier, and Kawaiahao Streets.
Major Ala Moana-Kakaako sewer capacity upgrades:
- $1.001 million to plan and design a new Ala Moana – Kakaako trunk sewer;
- $30.001 million to acquire land and plan a new Ala Moana Wastewater Pump Station No. 3; and
- $501,000 to plan and design odor control improvements in the Ala Moana Wastewater Pump Station area.
- $2 million for an Iwilei Hygiene Center (plans, design, construction of public restrooms, showers and laundry facilities). The City and State administrations will work cooperatively to provide needed homeless wrap-around services to be provided on-site, and constructing low-income/permanent supportive housing units at the Iwilei Hygiene Center site.
- $18 million for Community Revitalization initiatives that include Navigation Centers like Hale Mauliola (which provide easier access by homeless individuals, their pets, and partners), workforce housing/affordable housing and other community-focused projects.
- $5.6 million for Housing Partnership projects that develop or preserve affordable and permanent supportive housing in partnership with state agencies and qualified nonprofit housing developers.