1946 – Pacific Theatres was founded by William Forman, establishing Drive-Inand Walk-In Theatres all over Southern California. 1978 – Pacific Theatres won the Academy Award for Technical Achievement for its Cine-Fi sound system.
Live, Work & Play AieaCreating Honolulu’s First Community Transit Oriented Development
1962 – Pacific Theatres and Consolidated Theatres opened the Drive-In.1966 – Pacific Theatres andConsolidated Theatresopened Hawaii’s first swapmeet at the Drive-In.
TOD Planning Principals for the Pearlridge Community1. Create access and views to Water and Pearl Harbor Historic Trail2. Encourage workforce housing3. Create a comfortable and lively pedestrian environment4. Provide multi-modal access to and from the station5. Develop new and enhance existing open space
The RPG Team fully embraced the idea of creating a TOD Urban Mixed Use Village.
New Mission StatementCreate a PLACE, not a Project, which encompasses smart growthdesign in homage to the property’s location in the urban core,fostering an environment of “Live-Work-Play” and utilizing sustainablebuilding and design practices to minimize the environmental footprintof the project. • Residential, retail and office • Landmarks, gateways, squares, and public gathering areas • Pedestrian friendly with pleasant walkways and roads • Attractive street furniture, public art and water features • Foster community events, concerts, markets, exhibits and celebrations • Variety of residential uses including condos, senior housing, lofts and flats (both work-force and market) • Catalyst to draw people in and enhance the vitality of the community • Compact mixed-use transit ready with an urban character unlike anything else in Honolulu
With this mission in mind, as well as the challengesdiscovered in previous plans, the team firstaddressed four critical issues with a well thought outConceptual Master Plan:1. Connectivity within the project and within the community2. A Public Gathering Area/Focus for the Village3. Project Density & Building Heights4. Community & Pedestrian friendly landscape
OUTREACH• 2nd half of 2008 through fall 2009 Initial meetings with DPP regarding possibility of rezoning for mixed-use & developing initial mixed-use plans• December 2009 Begin participating in TOD advisory committee Public TOD meetings• January 2010 Meetings with DPP Staff Mayor Hannemann Staff Rep. Oshiro, Takai, Councilmember Okino• February David Tanoue & DPP Staff Councilmember Okino TOD Advisory Committee Mayor Hannemann• March Terry Ware & DPP Staff Mayor Hannemann Participated in: TOD Rail Symposium TOD Advisory Board 2 3
OUTREACH• April 2010 DPP Staff TOD Advisory Committee TOD Public Meeting• May Neighborhood Board Meeting DPP Staff• June Lele Pono Board St. Timothy’s Church Board Harbor Point Board• July TOD Advisory Committee Meeting Lele Pono Homeowners Sumida Farms• August Rep. Oshiro Councilmember Apo Harbor Point Homeowners St. Timothy’s Church Congregation• September David Tanoue & DPP Staff Councilmember Cachola Councilmember Elect Harimoto Kamehameha Schools 2 3
OUTREACH• October 2010 Hawaii Developer’s Council Presentation DPP Staff• November Rep. Oshiro LOTMA Board Meeting Presentation Councilmember Harimoto TOD Advisory Committee Meeting TOD Public Meeting• January 2011 Councilmember Harimoto Sen. Kim Neighborhood Board Members DOE Team Meeting DPP Staff Launched all EIS Studies & Consultants• January – May Neighborhood Board Update (Pat Lee) 2 3
OUTREACH• April 2011 Mayor Carlisle Lt. Gov. Schatz Staff Sen. Dela Cruz Rep. Oshiro Staff Harbor Point Board Neighborhood Board Members DOT DOE Fire Department NAIOP Presentation• May Community EIS Scoping Meeting Gov. Abercrombie Councilmember Harimoto David Tanoue & DPP Staff 2 3
The Elephant in the Room Big Challenges & Issues• TRAFFIC, TRAFFIC, TRAFFIC-Technical Studies to identify traffic problems-Work with City and County to determine solutions• PROJECT DENSITY & BUILDING HEIGHTS-Urban Core Development allows for open space & gathering areas-Smart Growth (Live-Work-Play)
EIS Site Plan• Urban Village• “Main Street” Concept• Mixed-Use Residential & Commercial• 1500 homes• Grocery anchored neighborhood center• Potential Kama`aina Hotel• Residential buildings at various heights
Tentative ScheduleEIS Process EIS Prep. Notice Draft EIS Final EISZone Change Process Nbhd. Board Presentation City Processing Planning Commission Review / Public Hearing City Council Action / Public HearingDesignConstructionOccupancy 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 = Opportunity for Public Input
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Overview• Purpose of Tonight’s Meeting – Community Input/EIS Scoping• EIS Process• After the EIS• Timeline
EIS Distribution for Review and Comment: Federal Agencies • Honolulu Fire Department • Commander, Navy Region Hawaii • Honolulu Police Department • Department of Housing & Urban Development • Neighborhood Board No. 20 (Aiea) • Federal Aviation Administration • Neighborhood Board No. 21 (Pearl City) • Fish & Wildlife Service • Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization • Pearlridge Satellite City Hall State of Hawaii Agencies • Department of Accounting & General Services Elected Officials • Department of Business, Economic Development & • Councilmember Nester Garcia, Chair Tourism (DBED&T) • Councilmember Ikaika Anderson, Zoning Chair • DBED&T Office of Planning • Councilmember Romy Cachola, Zoning V. Chair • Department of Education • Councilmember Breene Harimoto, District 8 • Aiea Public Library • Senator David Ige • Department of Health • Senator Donna Mercado Kim • Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) • Senator Glenn Wakai • DLNR State Historic Preservation Division • Representative Blake Oshiro • Department of Transportation • Representative K. Mark Takai • Office of Hawaiian Affairs • Representative Aaron Ling Johanson • University of Hawaii Environmental Center Condominiums/Community Organizations City & County of Honolulu Agencies • Aiea Community Association • Honolulu Board of Water Supply • Harbor Pointe AOAO • Department of Community Services • Pacific Village and Pacific Village Annex AOAO • Department of Emergency Management • Lelepono AOAO • Department of Design & Construction • St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church • Department of Environmental Services • Friends of Pearl Harbor Historic Trail • Department of Facility Maintenance • Hawaii’s Thousands Friends • Department of Parks and Recreation • League of Women Voters • Department of Planning & Permitting • Life of the Land • Department of Transportation Services • The Outdoor Circle • Emergency Services Department • Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter
Why an EIS?• Re-zoning required to allow residential uses, commercial uses, and additional height• Zone changes over 5 acres require preparation of an EA or an EIS• An EIS will be prepared rather than a less extensive EA• EIS is not a permit or a zone change – a separate application will be prepared for the zone change• Honolulu City Council decides zone change after the Final EIS is accepted and zoning application has been processed
EIS Preparation Notice (EISPN) Scoping Process• Start of EIS process• Purpose: gather input on issues to be studied in Draft EIS• Distributed to government agencies and community groups• Available online at the OEQC website & Aiea Library• 30-day public comment period (May 8 to June 6)
Draft EIS• Prepared in accordance with Hawaii laws and rules: • The Hawaii EIS Law (Chapter 343, HRS) • EIS Law Administrative Rules (§11-200-17, HAR)• Primary environment review document• Discusses potential impacts & mitigation measures• Includes all technical studies• Contains all EISPN comments and responses• Distributed to government agencies and community groups• Available online at the OEQC website & all regional public libraries• 45-day public comment period (expected late-summer)
Final EIS• Draft EIS is revised in response to comments• Contains all Draft EIS comments and responses• Dept. of Planning & Permitting is the Accepting Authority• Final EIS is not a permit for the project• Disclosure document for the Planning Commission & City Council in considering the zone change
Zone Change Process• Application filed with the Dept. of Planning & Permitting• Required Neighborhood Board presentation• Planning Commission review/public hearing• City Council review/public hearings