Lā‘ie Shopping Center‘s 15th annual Summer Bash today marks the one-year anniversary of Envision Lā‘ie’s Information Center. An estimated 800 people have visited the center over the year to learn about proposed and current projects in the region, such as BYU-Hawaii’s planned Multi-Purpose Building seen above.
Updated renderings and information about progress in the region are being installed for Summer Bash. Summer Bash is a free family event sponsored by area businesses. Entertainment, amusement rides and games draw several hundred residents each year.
The Envision Lā‘ie Information Center opened at last year’s Summer Bash. Since then, the center has showcased the area’s rich history, public input regarding the potential for the region, and conceptual renderings for proposed improvements and projects in Lā‘ie.
Community members from Ko‘olau Loa and outside the region have participated in tours of the center and question and answer sessions with stakeholders.
“The questions we get at the Envision Lā‘ie Information Center are all over the map,” said Pane Meatoga, president of the Lā‘ie Community Association. “And we want folks to keep them coming as we start to see the fruits of the Envision Lā‘ie process. The purpose is to share information and get everyone’s perspective on our shared future.”
“The information center grew out of the many community meetings, and is a constant reminder of the Envision Lā‘ie process and an on-going open invitation to our community members to continue their involvement,” said R. Eric Beaver, president of Hawaii Reserves, Inc. “It’s another way of keeping steady and open communication with the community.”
Sixty-two land use planning maps, produced by approximately 600 area residents as part of the Envision Lā‘ie process, are on view along with videos that highlight topics of community concern.
Below is list of renderings and information included in the project updates display:
• BYU-Hawaii Phase 1: Campus map including new buildings, new multi-use building floor plan, apartment/suite natural ventilation plan, renderings of new dormitory, apartment, and multi-use buildings
• Polynesian Cultural Center Phase 1: Renderings of “Hawaiian Journey” experience, new Marketplace, Gateway Restaurant torch and light fixtures
• Courtyard by Marriott Hotel: Schematic landscape plan, renderings and sketches of hotel and room layouts
• Drainage information: Diversion road plan, Laieloa (Foodland) Bridge pictures, Laieloa Bridge outfall capacity picture, Lā‘ie drainage timeline
Envision Lā‘ie represents a diverse group of residents and stakeholders of Ko‘olau Loa working together to study Lā‘ie and plan for its future possibilities, a future that protects quality of life and emphasizes the values of the people who live in the region.