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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COMMUNITY MEETING: DRAFT CONCEPTUAL MASTER PLAN
The next community meeting will be held on: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11TH 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM It will be held in the SMMH Auditorium at: 4800 Kawaihau Rd, Kapaʻa, HI 96746 To get to the auditorium, enter through the lobby and go through the double doors on the left. The purpose of this meeting is to present the Draft Conceptual Master Plan and hear your thoughts and comments on the design. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, masks will be required, and we will be limiting attendance to the first 50 people who RSVP. Bentos will be provided to attendees!
PLEASE USE THE FORM BELOW TO RSVP! YOU MAY ALSO EMAIL PLANMAHELONA@GMAIL.COM OR CALL TY AT (808) 521-5631 x39
If you are unable to attend the meeting and want to provide feedback, check back here on January 12th to view the Draft Conceptual Master Plan and learn how to provide comments on the plan.
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