Public Notice | September 2023

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Cultural Impact Assessment: Kealakehe Regional Park, Kealakehe, North Kona, Hawaiʻi

On behalf of the County of Hawaiʻi, Department of Parks and Recreation (P&R), ASM Affiliates is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment to inform a Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes Chapter 343 Environmental Assessment being prepared for the proposed Kealakehe Regional Park—a multi-complex facility—located on a portion of land roughly laying between Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway (to the west), Ane Keohokālole Highway (to the east), Kealakehe Parkway (to the north), and Kona Police Department parcel (to the south). P&R is currently considering one of two alternative designs. The first design alternative includes the entirety of the 190-acre Tax Map Key (TMK) parcel (3) 7-4-020:007. The second design alternative includes the aforementioned TMK parcel along with an additional roughly 20.1 acres that includes portions (9.4 acres) of the Queen Kaʻahumanu right-of-way (TMK: (3) 7-4-008:999); portions (0.7 acres) of Kealakehe Parkway right-of-way (TMK: (3) 7-4-020:999); and portions of the Kona Police Station parcel (TMK (3) 7-4-020:021). A portion of the historic Māmalahoa Trail (also known as the King’s Trail, Alanui Aupuni, and Government Road) is located along the project’s makai boundary.

ASM in search of kamaʻāina familiar with the area’s cultural resources, customs, and 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 Lokelani Brandt, lbrandt@asmaffiliates.com, phone (808) 969-6066. Your kōkua would be much appreciated.