Community Design Workshops Scheduled for West Kaua‘i

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Community Design Workshops Scheduled for West Kaua‘i

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
Event Date Time Location
Walk audit Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 3 – 5 pm Meet at Kekaha Neighborhood Center
Opening presentation Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 5 – 6:30 pm Kekaha Neighborhood Center
Open-design studio Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 1 – 4:30 pm Kekaha Neighborhood Center
Open house Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 5 – 6:30 pm Kekaha Neighborhood Center
Closing presentation Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 11 am – 12:30 pm Kekaha Neighborhood Center

 

Waimea community design workshop
Event Date Time Location
Walk audit Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 8:30 – 10:30 am Meet at Waimea Theatre
Opening presentation Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Waimea Theatre
Open design studio Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 1 – 4:30 pm West Kaua’i Technology and Visitors Center
Open house Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 5 – 6:30 pm West Kaua’i Technology and Visitors Center
Closing presentation Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 5 – 6:30 pm Waimea High School

 

Hanapēpē-‘Ele‘ele community design workshop
Event Date Time Location
Walk audit Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 3 – 5 pm Meet at Hanapēpē Library
Opening presentation Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 5 – 6:30 pm Hanapēpē Library
Open design studio Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 1 – 4:30 pm Hanapēpē Library
Open house Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 5 – 6:30 pm Hanapēpē Library
Closing presentation Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 9 – 10:30 am Hanapēpē 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
Topic Date Time Location
Transportation Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 Noon – 1 pm Kekaha Neighborhood Center
Sea level rise Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 Noon – 1 pm West Kauai   Technology and Visitors Center
Form-based code Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 Noon – 1 pm Hanapēpē 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.

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Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

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