Public attends TOD planning workshop for Aiea-Pearl City

Nov 18, 2010 | PC Community


The City and County of Honolulu presented the Aiea-Pearl City Neighborhood Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plan Public Review Draft on Wednesday night at the Pearl Ridge Elementary School cafeteria.

A few dozen Aiea-Pearl City residents attended Community Workshop 4 that focused on potential development in neighborhoods that surround three planned rail stations that include the Leeward Community College Station, Pearl Highlands Station, and Pearlridge Station.

A culmination of community input and concerns from three previous TOD Workshops were addressed by city officials and private planning consultants. Workshop 4 opened with a Aiea-Pearl City Neighborhood TOD Plan Timeline and moved on to give an overview of the plans for the three station areas as well as  planning principles.

An open house discussion gave the public the opportunity to ask questions and to review renderings of the TOD plans. The objective for the TOD Workshops is to give the public an opportunity to work together in the planning process which is intended to bring a positive change to future growth in the planned rail station areas.

"The visions developed collaboratively by the City and community are very exciting," said Breene Harimoto,  District 8 Councilman-elect. "It is encouraging to see area residents are attending these meetings to offer input to the draft plans and to discuss their concerns.  This is our community so it is important that we all have opportunities to work together to develop these plans of the future."

The 20 mile rail transit will run from West Oahu through downtown Honolulu and Ala Moana Center. It is estimated that 100,000 people will ride the Honolulu Rail Transit on a daily basis.

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                                                            Photo by Barry Viillamil | [email protected]

Aiea-Pearl City residents reviewing TOD plans and renderings with city officials and planning consultants during Wednesday night's TOD Workshop 4 at the Pearl Ridge Elementary School cafeteria.

                                                            Photo by Barry Viillamil | [email protected]

Breene Harimoto, District 8 Councilman-elect (left), Joe Magaldi, City Transportation Commission (middle), and James Fulton, Mayor's Executive Assistant (right).