search logo

Kapālama Kai Plan aligns commercial properties, educational outcomes and community building to direct a 20-year vision of Kamehameha Schools’ 105 acres in the area.

Kapālama Kai envisions an innovative, mixed-use community for kama'āina in O'ahuʻs urban core

Dec. 13, 2018

Contributed by Ben Balberdi

This past November, Kamehameha Schools’ kicked off community outreach for the Kapālama Kai Plan (KKP) – a master plan that updates the long-term vision and use of KS’ 105 acres of commercial lands in the Kapālama region.

The KKP’s core themes are focused on fostering a strong industrial business base, kamaʻāina housing and expected improvements to transportation in the planning area – a portion of lands running ma uka to ma kai from North King Street to Nimitz Highway and hikina to komohana (east to west) from Kohou Street to Kalihi Street.

Approved in March 2018, the KKP aligns with KS’ Strategic Plan Kūhanauna and regional framework while evaluating opportunities to reposition KS’ Kapālama holdings with any potential impacts from the Honolulu Area Rail Transit-Oriented Development, the island-wide industrial market and affordable housing challenges.

The Kapālama Kai community will serve as an economic resource and job center for new ventures, as well as provide educational opportunities to support and uplift keiki, foster servant leaders, and ultimately, amplify KS’ impact in Kapālama and beyond.

To learn more about the Kapālama Kai Plan, please visit  


Kaipuolono Article, Regions, Themes, Community, Newsroom, Department News, Commercial real estate news, News Briefs

Print with photos Print text only