Kaka‘ako Master Plan Demonstration Project

KAKA‘AKO, HONOLULU, O‘AHU, HAWAI‘I

Completed

2018
Honolulu’s epicenter for local culture, food, shopping and innovative events.

As a major land owner in the Kaka‘ako district of Honolulu, Kamehameha Schools envisions their SALT at Our Kaka‘ako as “Honolulu’s epicenter for local culture, food, shopping and innovative events.” To implement this vision for SALT and the Schools’ neighboring parcels, they selected Belt Collins to implement complete street concepts developed in a prior master planning study for which Belt Collins was a subconsultant.

Belt Collins provided civil engineering and landscape architecture support for a pilot project to make non-standard streetscape improvements within the City and County of Honolulu (City) right-of-way in the Kamehameha Schools Kaka‘ako Mauka area. The demonstration project was in follow-up to the 2011 Kamehameha Schools Kaka‘ako Streetscape Project and Master Plan, which were also both supported by Belt Collins.

Honolulu’s epicenter for local culture, food, shopping and innovative events.

As a major land owner in the Kaka‘ako district of Honolulu, Kamehameha Schools envisions their SALT at Our Kaka‘ako as “Honolulu’s epicenter for local culture, food, shopping and innovative events.” To implement this vision for SALT and the Schools’ neighboring parcels, they selected Belt Collins to implement complete street concepts developed in a prior master planning study for which Belt Collins was a subconsultant.

Belt Collins provided civil engineering and landscape architecture support for a pilot project to make non-standard streetscape improvements within the City and County of Honolulu (City) right-of-way in the Kamehameha Schools Kaka‘ako Mauka area. The demonstration project was in follow-up to the 2011 Kamehameha Schools Kaka‘ako Streetscape Project and Master Plan, which were also both supported by Belt Collins.

The demonstration project focused on applying the streetscape concepts developed to the site conditions along Ala Moana Boulevard, and Keawe, Auahi and Coral Streets along the frontage for Kamehameha Schools SALT project. Although unconventional improvements such as raised intersections, sidewalk bulb-outs, commercial amenity areas within parking stalls and sidewalks, alternative sidewalk and street paving materials, and modified street lighting were initially considered, a more City-standard design was ultimately developed after City agency input. The project included new street trees, lighting, drainage, and irrigation as well as sidewalk area improvements. Construction of the SALT right-of-way frontage improvements was completed with the curb ramps and intersection signal improvements, with the work in the State Department of Transportation right-of-way completed as a separate follow-on package.

The demonstration project focused on applying the streetscape concepts developed to the site conditions along Ala Moana Boulevard, and Keawe, Auahi and Coral Streets along the frontage for Kamehameha Schools SALT project. Although unconventional improvements such as raised intersections, sidewalk bulb-outs, commercial amenity areas within parking stalls and sidewalks, alternative sidewalk and street paving materials, and modified street lighting were initially considered, a more City-standard design was ultimately developed after City agency input. The project included new street trees, lighting, drainage, and irrigation as well as sidewalk area improvements. Construction of the SALT right-of-way frontage improvements was completed with the curb ramps and intersection signal improvements, with the work in the State Department of Transportation right-of-way completed as a separate follow-on package.

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