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DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND PERMITTING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 17, 2011

PUBLIC INVITED TO TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS (Fri., June 17, 2011)The City and County of Honolulus Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) will hold community workshops to receive input in preparing the Downtown and Kalihi Neighborhood Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plans. The Kalihi workshop will be held on Monday, June 27 at the Kalakaua Middle School cafeteria at 821 Kalihi Street. The Downtown workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 28 at the Hawaii Community Development Authority Conference Room at 461 Cooke Street. Both workshops begin at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. DPP has launched these community-based land use and transportation planning processes in anticipation of growth and change around the three Downtown (Downtown, Chinatown, and Iwilei) and three Kalihi (Kapalama, Kalihi, and Middle Street) rail transit stations. The Citys planning team is seeking ideas on the spaces and places surrounding the transit stations, including housing, retail, commercial, and recreational uses. Transit and transit-oriented development can positively affect the way residents commute and live. The TOD Plans will identify opportunities and lay the foundation for each area. The success of these plans depends on participation by a diverse set of community members whose ideas and perspectives are essential to creating the plans and integrating rail transit into Downtown and Kalihi. For more information, please visit: http://www.honoluludpp.org/Planning .

Contact: The Department of Planning and Permitting at 768-8048.