Kamehameha Schools’ North Shore Plan identified key opportunities to reinvigorate and steward over 26,000 acres of KS lands on O‘ahu’s north shore. Key segments of the plan included commercial, cultural resources, agricultural, educational, residential, sustainability and alternative energy initiatives.
A big component of the plan was the $16 million revitalization of the historic section of Hale‘iwa town, including adding 10,000 square feet of retail space, renovation of historic buildings, and improving infrastructure and access—all while maintaining the area’s “country” island lifestyle intact.
The plan also identified guidelines for management and use for 15,000 acres of conservation lands, 9,000 acres of agricultural lands, and a mixture of residential and commercial properties.
Completed in 2008 with support G70, the plan earned the 2008 Outstanding Planning Award from the American Planning Association Hawai‘i Chapter and the 2011 National Planning Excellence Award for Innovation in Sustainable Places.