Waimea Pier, Kaua‘i’s Westside. Photo by Léo Azambuja

As part of the West Kaua‘i Community Plan process, community design workshops are scheduled for  Hanapēpē- ‘Ele‘ele, Waimea, and Kekaha. The events will examine the form and character of West Kaua‘i’s town centers including issues related to housing, shared spaces, connectivity, and traffic circulation, according to County of Kaua‘i news release.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss what degree of change is desired or expected for each community, and the ways in which places can be preserved, evolved, or transformed over the next 20 years.

“I encourage community members to actively participate in the workshops,” said Deputy Planning Director Ka‘āina Hull. “Now is the time to shape the future of your town and express what you want to see.”

Each workshop will include a walk audit, an opening presentation, an open design studio, an open house, and a closing presentation. The schedule is as follows:

Kekaha community design workshop
Walk auditSunday, Oct. 14, 20183 – 5 pmMeet at Kekaha Neighborhood Center
Opening presentationSunday, Oct. 14, 20185 – 6:30 pmKekaha Neighborhood Center
Open-design studioTuesday, Oct. 16, 20181 – 4:30 pmKekaha Neighborhood Center
Open houseTuesday, Oct. 16, 20185 – 6:30 pmKekaha Neighborhood Center
Closing presentationFriday, Oct. 19, 201811 am – 12:30 pmKekaha Neighborhood Center


Waimea community design workshop
Walk auditMonday, Oct. 15, 20188:30 – 10:30 amMeet at Waimea Theatre
Opening presentationMonday, Oct. 15, 201810:30 am – 12:30 pmWaimea Theatre
Open design studioWednesday, Oct. 17, 20181 – 4:30 pmWest Kaua’i Technology and Visitors Center
Open houseWednesday, Oct. 17, 20185 – 6:30 pmWest Kaua’i Technology and Visitors Center
Closing presentationFriday, Oct. 19, 20185 – 6:30 pmWaimea High School


Hanapēpē-‘Ele‘ele community design workshop
Walk auditMonday, Oct. 15, 20183 – 5 pmMeet at Hanapēpē Library
Opening presentationMonday, Oct. 15, 20185 – 6:30 pmHanapēpē Library
Open design studioThursday, Oct. 18, 20181 – 4:30 pmHanapēpē Library
Open houseThursday, Oct. 18, 20185 – 6:30 pmHanapēpē Library
Closing presentationSaturday, Oct. 20, 20189 – 10:30 amHanapēpē Library


Walk audit instructions

Participants must sign up in advance for each walk audit. Please email plankauai@kauai.gov to register. Information will be sent in advance to registrants about the route and appropriate attire.

Brown bag lunch sessions

The Planning Department also invites the public to participate in a series of brown bag lunch sessions to learn more about form-based code, sea level rise, and transportation. The brown bag lunch schedule is as follows:

Brown bag lunch schedule
TransportationTuesday, Oct. 16, 2018Noon – 1 pmKekaha Neighborhood Center
Sea level riseWednesday, Oct. 17, 2018Noon – 1 pmWest Kauai   Technology and Visitors Center
Form-based codeThursday, Oct. 18, 2018Noon – 1 pmHanapēpē Library


The workshops will be facilitated by consultants from Opticos Design and Fehr & Peers. To request an ASL interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support, or an interpreter for a language other than English, please contact Marie Williams at 808-241-4067 or mwilliams@kauai.gov at least seven business days before the event.

For more information and to see the full schedule of events, please visit www.westkauaiplan.org.