Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH) is updating their master plan to incorporate:
Community needs and desires for the area, and
Greater integration of the adjacent State parcels – from the boardwalk to Kapa‘a Elementary and High School (refer to the map below).
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In 2019, Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) embarked on a master planning process to envision the future potential for SMMH and 34-acre campus to serve the Kaua‘i Community into the future. The purpose of the project was to assess the current state of the hospital and determine improvements needed to address current and future health service needs and to determine options for better use of the State property to provide needed affordable housing, community services, and other uses, including those with revenue-generating potential. The resulting SMMH Conceptual Master Plan was completed by G70 in 2020.
Although the SMMH Conceptual Master Plan was recently completed, HHSC is updating the master plan to consider greater integration of adjacent State lands and community needs and is seeking broader community input on achieving the vision for a wellness village concept that is integrated in transit-oriented development (TOD).
HHSC has hired the planning, design, and landscape architecture firm, PBR HAWAII & ASSOCIATES, INC. (PBR), to assist in developing the updated master plan that incorporates the community’s needs and desires for the area as well as the unique characteristics of the campus and surrounding area. Over the course of the project, the team will be seeking community input and feedback. Scroll down to find the latest opportunities to get involved and share your ideas!
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The first kick-off community meeting was held virtually on February 3rd, 2022. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the project to the community, give an overview of the anticipated project schedule, answer any questions related to the project, and gather input on the desires for the area. A copy of the presentation slides and the video recording from the meeting can be found on the OUTREACH tab of this website.
A live polling and feedback session was conducted during the meeting. An online survey version of the questions asked is available for those who were not able to provide feedback. An interactive mapping activity was also introduced (see below). To provide feedback*, click on the buttons below
*We will be collecting input through February 25th, 2022. Results will be shared early March!
INTERACTIVE MAPPING ACTIVITY!
Let us know what community assets, opportunities, and/or areas of concern exist in and around the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital Campus using our interactive map. Feel free to drop pins or annotate areas in any of the outlined parcels as well as the surrounding streets. Click the button below to begin*!
*Follow the instructions on the left side of the map to begin mapping your comments! Click on the different icons at the bottom of the instructions to mark up the map with a pin, a line, or polygon graphic.
Other Comments or Questions?
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