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Market Opportunities Study Kalihi Neighborhood TOD Plan

The City and County of Honolulu (City) has initiated preparation of the Kalihi Neighborhood Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Plan for three stations along the planned new elevated transit line in Honolulu - Middle Street, Kalihi, and Kapalama. The purpose of the overall assignment is to promote transit oriented land uses and improve neighborhood quality and character of the areas around the transit stations.

The new 20-mile elevated rail system is planned to connect East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center and will consist of 21 stations. As a general rule, existing development in the Ewa area of the island is less intense than in the existing built areas of the “urban” stations that are the subject of this assignment. According to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the transit line will be built out in 2019, and by 2030 it is estimated that there will be approximately 116,000 annual boardings.

This report, prepared by Keyser Marston Associates, Inc. as a sub consultant to Dyett & Bhatia, assesses the potential market demand for a variety of residential and commercial land uses consistent with TOD principles and to identify the opportunities and constraints for development of those types of uses.