Meet­ing On Honouli­uli Plans

MidWeek Islander (West Oahu) - - Front Page -

The pub­lic will have the chance to com­ment on the ex­pan­sion of the Honouli­uli Waste­water Treat­ment Plant at a meet­ing for 7 tonight (Dec. 15) at As­ing Park, 911450 Ren­ton Road in Ewa.

The 48-acre par­cel un­der con­sid­er­a­tion had pre­vi­ously been slated to be­come Ewa In­dus­trial Park next year.

Ewa In­dus­trial Park LLC, which had pro­posed the devel­op­ment of the area into a po­ten­tial job cen­ter, sold the land to the city in Septem­ber for $26.5 mil­lion.

“The Ewa Neigh­bor­hood Board was not no­ti­fied of the ma­neu­ver, and the res­i­dents were left out of the dis­cus­sions,” stated board vice chair­man Tom Berg. “ The right thing to do is con­duct a meet­ing as soon as pos­si­ble to gather in­put from the com­mu­nity and for­ward any con­cerns to Mayor Peter Carlisle for con­sid­er­a­tion.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about tonight’s meet­ing, call Berg at 753-7324.

The scrapped in­dus­trial park had been ap­proved by the board in 2007 and was ex­pected to bring about 2,700 jobs to the West Oahu area.

Ac­cord­ing to a De­part- ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices spokesper­son, the land was the last par­cel avail­able near the Honouli­uli fa­cil­ity and pro­vides the city with var­i­ous fu­ture op­tions to im­prove Oahu’s waste­water col­lec­tion sys­tem, which it is re­quired to do by 2024 un­der a con­sent de­cree with the U. S. En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency.

In ad­di­tion, Ewa In­dus­trial Park and Gen­try In­vest­ment Prop­er­ties pre­vi­ously agreed to pay for the widen­ing of the two-lane Geiger Road. Be­cause the city does not plan to use the road as a main ac­cess point, how­ever, it will not be re­spon­si­ble for any im­prove­ments.

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