Public Notice | December 2023

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Burial Notice: Waikīkī, Oʻahu

A burial site comprising of three fragments of human skeletal remains (State Inventory of Historic Places # 50-80-14-7308) was identified by Cultural Surveys Hawaiʻi, Inc. in the course of an archaeological inventory survey for Target at the International Market Place Project, Waikīkī Ahupuaʻa, Honolulu District, Island of Oʻahu, TMK: (1) 2-6-022:049 and 050.

Per Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes §6E-43, and Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules (HAR) §13-300, these remains are considered previously identified. Based on the context, they are over 50 years old and most likely Native Hawaiian.

The project area is located within Land Commission Award (LCA) 8559, ʻili of Kaluaokau, to William Lunalilo.

The project proponent is Target Corporation: Bob Meza, 50 S. 10th Street, TP-3 1180, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55403, Tel: (651) 334-3740.

Target Corporation is planning for preservation in place, however, the decision to preserve in place or relocate shall be made by the Oʻahu Island Burial Council in consultation with the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) and any recognized lineal and/or cultural descendants (HAR §13-300-33). Appropriate treatment shall occur in accordance with HAR §13-300-38.

All persons having knowledge of these human remains are requested to contact Regina Hilo, SHPD Burial Site Specialist, at 601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 555, Kapolei, Hawaiʻi 96707, Tel: (808) 692-8015, Email: Regina.Hilo@hawaii.gov.

Interested parties shall respond within 30 days of this notice and file descendancy claim forms and/or provide information to SHPD adequately demonstrating descent from this burial or ancestors buried in the same ahupuaʻa or district.

Cultural Impact Assessment: Hawaiian Paradise Park, Keaʻau Ahupuaʻa, Puna Island of Hawaiʻi

On behalf of the County of Hawaiʻi (CoH) Department of Parks and Recreation (P&R), ASM Affiliates (ASM) is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment for the proposed Hawaiian Paradise Park New District Park. The proposed park would encompass the entirety of the 20-acre Tax Map Key (TMK) parcel (3) 1-5-039:267, in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision along Kaloli Drive between 25th and 26th streets in Keaʻau Ahupuaʻa, Puna District, Island of Hawaiʻi.

The County is proposing to develop a district park within the Hawaiian Paradise Park residential subdivision to provide compatible recreational uses within the park supportive of the community’s needs and to provide appropriate facilities within the park to support the P&R current programs and public services.

ASM is seeking kamaʻāina familiar with the areas’ cultural resources and traditional customary practices. We also seek input regarding strategies to prevent or mitigate impacts on culturally valued resources or traditional customary practices. If you know of such information, please contact Candace Gonzales, cgonzales@asmaffiliates.com, (808) 969-6066.

Cultural Impact Assessment: ʻOpihihali, Kona, Island Of Hawaiʻi

Information requested by Scientific Consultant Services, Inc. of cultural resources and/or past and ongoing cultural practices on a 324-acre property located on lands of ʻOpihihali 2nd Ahupuaʻa, South Kona District, Island of Hawaiʻi [TMK: (3) 8-7-014:002]. Please respond within 30 days to Glenn Escott at (808) 938-0968.

Cultural Impact Assessment: Moloaʻa Bay Project, Kawaihau, Kauaʻi

Pacific Legacy, Inc., on behalf of Moloaʻa Lot 10A, LLC, is conducting a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) for the proposed Estates at Moloaʻa Bay Project. The project area encompasses approximately 45 acres and is divided by a CPR with eight tentative homesites identified. The parcel is located in Moloaʻa Ahupuaʻa, Kawaihau (Koʻolau) District, Island of Kauaʻi at TMK: (4) 4-9-009:002 (por).

Pacific Legacy, Inc. is seeking to identify and consult with individuals and organizations who possess knowledge regarding:

  • Cultural associations of Moloaʻa Ahupuaʻa, such as moʻolelo or connections to legendary accounts.
  • Knowledge of past and present land use within and near the project area.
  • Knowledge of past and present traditional gathering practices in Moloaʻa.
  • Knowledge of cultural resources which may be impacted by the proposed project, including traditional resource gathering sites, traditional access trails, archaeological sites, historic sites, and burials.
  • Any other cultural concerns that community members may have in relation to traditional Hawaiian or other cultural practices within or near the proposed project area.
  • Referrals to other knowledgeable individuals who may be willing to share their cultural knowledge of the proposed project area and wider Moloaʻa Ahupuaʻa.

Individuals and organizations willing to share any information that will lend to our understanding of past and present land use and cultural practices in Moloaʻa are invited to contact Dr. Jillian Swift at 808-263-4800 or via email at swift@pacificlegacy.com.