Archive | April, 2020

City Proposing Affordable Housing Projects In Empty Lots on Either Side of the West Loch Elderly Rental Housing

West Loch Affordable Rental Modular Project UPDATE

The public hearing has been change to digital format. All interested parties may Download the Presentation  or by visiting DLM’s website at

Last day to submit written testimony is May 20, 2020. Please provide written testimony and mail it to the following address:

Department of Land Management
Attn: West Loch Modular Project
558 S. King St.
Honolulu, HI 96813


Subject Line: West Loch Modular Project

APRIL 4, 2020

A public hearing was scheduled for March 30, 2020 to determine whether a transaction or activity relating to City real property serves the public interest. This meeting was postponed due to the pandemic. A future notice will be published when the emergency proclamation has been lifted.

Property: Tax Map Key: (1) 9-1-122:002, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706; Area: 2.8 acres.

Purpose: The City and County of Honolulu will construct a 58-unit three-story affordable rental housing project using factory produced modular components. Each studio unit will include a bathroom and kitchen and there will be the required number of ADA compliant units. The building will be for individuals or couples at or below 50% area median income (AMI) published by the Housing and Urban Development. The building amenities will include a commercial kitchen, dining room, counseling room, and an office for a third party property manager. The housing project will result in an increase of affordable housing inventory.

West Loch Affordable Rental Housing

The City and County of Honolulu is planning to build a 145 unit affordable housing project on the empty lot that is south of the West Loch Elderly apartment complex.  View and download the Request For  Proposal: West Loch Affordable Rental Housing


West Loch Shoreline Park and Leeward Bike Way Happenings

April 2020

Council Chair Emeritus Ron Menor was informed by the Managing Director of Honolulu that the City is unable to use CIP funds appropriated in the FY 2020 Budget to rehabilitate the West Loch Shared Use Path and Bridge because the Petition for Designation of Easements between the City and the WLF Association has not completed the Land Court process.  This could take up to 2 years. This excuse is disingenuous. There are 2 miles of pathway and the bridge over Honouliuli Stream that is not affected by the Easement process. Please call the Mayor’s office and ask that the West Loch Shared Use Path and Bridge be rehabilitated before the Leeward Bikeway is completed. 

March 2020

The HDOT has selected a contractor to complete phase 1 of the Leeward Bikeway. Work should begin mid 2020 and be completed in 2022

November 17, 2019

The HDOT is in the process of bidding out the Leeward Bikeway work with an approximate completion date of mid-2021. In sept 2018 the Ewa Neighborhood Board #23 approved a resolution asking the City to procure the funding and to complete needed work to restore and maintain the Kapapapuhi Shoreline Park Shared Use Path including replacing the metal catwalk bridge crossing Honouliuli Stream. Bill 11 (2019) provided the 1.98 million in funding to repave the pathway and replace the bridge.

With the Leeward Bikeway project moving forward I ask that you call or email Mayor Caldwell and ask him to release $1.98 million to repair and refurbish the Kapapapuhi Shoreline Park Path and Bridge.

Leeward Bikeway Project Fact Sheet

To read previous posts on this subject.

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