Wednesday, April 18, 2001

City & County of Honolulu

Council approves
park for Moiliili

Star-Bulletin staff

It will be a little piece of green in the concrete jungle in Moiliili if the Council has its way.

The Council has passed a resolution to initiate condemnation of land in Moiliili from Kamehameha Schools to establish a new urban park at Kalo Place, where two large gas spheres were once located off the H-1 freeway, Councilman Andy Mirikitani said yesterday.

This is the second of two new urban parks initiated by Mirikitani. Nearing completion is Pawaa Park on land formerly used by the police department on King Street.

In 1999, Mirikitani secured a budget appropriation of $1.19 million to acquire the land and establish a park at the vacant Moiliili property.

The park would be established for one of the highest concentrations of families living in high-rise buildings on Oahu, below the Lunalilo Freeway in the heavily congested urban area of Moiliili.

"This new urban park and the new Pawaa Park in Ala Moana are essential to revitalize Moiliili, Makiki and Ala Moana for families and businesses," Mirikitani said.

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