City & County of Honolulu
Kapālama, Honolulu, O‘ahu
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The intent of the project is to catalyze broader neighborhood improvements and new mixed-use development in the area around the Kapālama rail transit station.
The Kapālama Canal Catalytic Project is based on various community plans supported by the City & County of Honolulu. These community plans include the Kalihi-Pālama Action Plan 2004 and the Kalihi Neighborhood Transit-Oriented Development Plan 2014, which provide visions for a linear park along Kapālama Canal, a waterfront promenade, and complete streets improvements along Kōkea and Kohou Streets from Nimitz Highway to the H-1 Freeway. In addition to supporting the community’s visions, the Canal Project will address green infrastructure and water quality improvements, erosion control, bank stabilization, and dredging. The intent of the project is to catalyze broader neighborhood improvements and new mixed-use development in the area around the Kapālama rail transit station. Kapālama Canal is an approximately one-mile long waterway in the ahupua‘a of Kapālama that roughly follows the original course of the former Niuhelewai Stream from Honolulu Harbor to just diamond head of Houghtailing Street. The Kapālama Canal Catalytic Project seeks to elevate the perception of water from that of being a threat to that of being a community resource.