11/30/17 – Second Community Meeting on Future of Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor to Share Feedback and Gather Programming RecommendationsPosted on Nov 30, 2017 in Boating & Ocean Recreations, News Releases, slider
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
|DAVID Y. IGE
SUZANNE D. CASE
For Immediate News Release November 30, 2017
SECOND COMMUNITY MEETING ON FUTURE OF ALA WAI SMALL BOAT HARBOR
TO SHARE FEEDBACK AND GATHER PROGRAMMING RECOMMENDATIONS
HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Boating and Ocean Resources (DOBOR), operator of the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor, will host its second public meeting on planning for use of various sites in the harbor.
The meeting will take place on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 5:45 to 8 p.m. at McCoy Pavilion in Ala Moana Beach Park (1201 Ala Moana Blvd) and will be facilitated by DOBOR’s consultant firm DTL.
This second and final workshop will summarize the community’s input from the first Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor meeting in July and other key stakeholder engagement efforts. Attendees are asked to share their thoughts on conceptual themes, concepts, and uses for the future planning of various sites within the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor including: the current harbormaster’s office, and the adjacent parking lot, the old fuel dock, the triangle parking lot, and the former haul-out area.
“To improve harbor facilities that are presently underused, DOBOR wanted to explore various land use scenarios of the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor before executing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Master Plan of the site,” said DOBOR administrator Ed Underwood. “By talking to the harbor’s users, boaters, surrounding landowners, and other key stakeholders and gathering their ideas, we are attempting to balance the community’s needs with revenue-generating opportunities.”
The meeting announcement has been posted on the DOBOR website, was sent to harbor tenants last month and fliers have been posted within harbor facilities. Fliers are also being sent to an email list of participants and interested stakeholders.
Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor is the largest of its kind in the State of Hawai‘i. Prominently located at the mouth of the Ala Wai Canal, between Waikīkī and Honolulu, the harbor can accommodate vessels up to 85 feet in length and is home to the Hawai‘i Yacht Club, Waikiki Yacht and Royal Hawaiian Ocean Racing Club. The harbor has a total of 752 berths and 901 paid, public and permit parking stalls.
Anyone planning to attend the meeting is asked to RSVP by email to [email protected]. Parking is free, but may be limited so please arrive early, carpool, walk or take public transportation. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information and to share your vision, visit www.envisionalawaismallboatharbor.com.
DLNR Communications Specialist
Phone: (808) 587-0320