Sunday, November 30, 2014

Nanakuli Village Center

The effort to determine their own destiny in Nanakuli is paying off. Waianae Coast residents want to obtain self-governance, and independence from the city and state's oversight specially after the horrible example of the Rail Mess.

"Sometimes pain has become part of your life and you can't remember when it began. Then one day you move far away from where you lived and you begin to feel something strange, simply because you had been accustomed to the pain. And now you realize - You're happy."

After many years of intensive community-based planning, the Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead Community Association (NHHCA) with the help of Hawaiian Community Development Board (HCDB) is developing a major “village center” project that will include a multipurpose learning center, a 48-unit affordable rental housing complex, a Waianae Comp satellite health clinic with an affordable drug pharmacy, a large renal clinic and a commercial center with Longs Drugs as the anchor tenant.

The beautiful Articulated Bus. Can you imagine if they would have
replaced the #40 cattle cars with these? Paradise could have been
here but the Ivory Towers got to make the bread, Fred.

This exciting community development project which will be ideally located on a 13.57 acre site centrally located in the Nanakuli Hawaiian homesteading community (adjacent to the Nanaikapono Elementary School, Ka Waihona Charter School and the YET Boys & Girls Club).

"My Little Grass Shack" by Melveen Leed

Possibly 3000 less cars on the freeways to and from Honolulu. Though maybe half will be residents of Ewa Beach, Kapolei and Honokai Hale. They will still be lucky. In the morning they will be going to work when most of the cars will be going in the opposite direction. In the evening they will be going home when most of the cars will be going the other way. Got it good both ways. And minimum wage in Nanakuli is worth ten times what it is worth in Honolulu. And for some of us, "I coulda got home in 20 minutes."