HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.C.R. NO.

116

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 
   


HOUSE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION

 

SUPPORTING TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT AND BEAUTIFICATION AT the intersection of KUAKINI STREET and LANAKILA AVENUE.

WHEREAS, over the years, the opposing T-intersections at Keola Street-Lanakila Avenue and Kuakini Street-Lanakila Avenue have been a cause for safety concerns for the surrounding residents; and

WHEREAS, the area is frequented by many pedestrians, school children, and senior citizens who have shown strong support for the completion of a standard four-leg intersection at Kuakini Street and Lanakila Avenue to address safety concerns; and

WHEREAS, residents previously contemplated a much larger project; and

WHEREAS, the current proposal has been modified substantially to make it affordable and to ensure that it has the least possible impact on the surrounding area; and

WHEREAS, power lines are already in place along the proposed roadway and Keola Street would be closed off at the Ewa end with no further changes to the street or the parking area; and

WHEREAS, the community also wishes to preserve a sense of open space by beautifying the adjacent area, creating an attractive gateway to Alewa Heights and Kamehameha Heights that would instill pride in a long-neglected neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, many facilities and institutions in the vicinity would benefit from this valuable safety improvement including Lanakila Elementary School, Maluhia Hospital, the Weinberg Senior Residence, Lanakila Health Center, Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center, Lanakila District Park, St. Theresa's Parish and School, Higashi Hongwanji Mission, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Preschool, and the Kuakini Fire Station and other emergency units; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Twenty-first Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2002, the Senate concurring, that the Legislature supports the completion of a standard four-leg intersection at Kuakini Street and Lanakila Avenue and the beautification of the adjacent area; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, members of the Honolulu City Council, the Chair of the Liliha-Kapalama Neighborhood Board, and the Chair of the Kuakini Street Extension Project Citizen's Group.