Work starts on 83 homes for Hawaiians


A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday in Waimea to begin construction on the future home of 83 Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiaries and their families in the second phase of the Lalamilo subdivision.

The latest increment was located on 34.7 acres of land along the South Kohala Distribution Road, about 2 miles makai of Waimea. Homes will be offered to beneficiaries with applications dating as far back as 1965.

Infrastructure work includes mass grading, roadways, and installing drainage, wastewater and water systems, and other utilities. The project also includes a park, an archeological preservation lot, and a Hawaii Electric Light Co. substation easement lot.

The total cost of infrastructure for this phase of the subdivision is $11.3 million, much of which comes from the Hawaiian Home Lands trust funds and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Telecommunications infrastructure is financed by Sandwich Isles Communications.

Initial work will take 12 months, beginning in November, with home construction to follow. Goodfellow Bros., Inc., is the contractor with SSFM International, Inc. providing construction management service, and Community Planning & Engineering, Inc., providing design consultant services.

Phase I of the Lalamilo subdivision was completed in June 2011, and is currently home to 28 native Hawaiian ‘ohana.

 

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