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2021 APA Hawai‘i Chapter Award Announcement

DTA is proud to announce that, in collaboration with PBR HAWAII, R.M. Towill Corporation, Ronald N.S. Ho and Associates, Inc., CallisonRTKL, Fehr & Peers, and Arup, our State Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning and Implementation Project has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 American Planning Association Hawaii Annual Chapter Award in the Economic Development Planning category.

The State TOD Planning and Implementation project for O‘ahu, commissioned by the State of Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT), State Office of Planning, supplements and expands on the 2018 State TOD Strategic Plan to provide more detailed design, analysis, infrastructure planning, and implementation strategies for three priority areas: East Kapolei, Hālawa-Stadium, and Iwilei-Kapālama. The study includes an assessment of potential development around the three priority areas, an evaluation of infrastructure capacity and requirements to accommodate the future growth potential, the determination of proposed infrastructure improvements to support such growth, and the identification of possible financing opportunities to facilitate the development of the three priority areas. For the study, the project team developed a land use development model to project future infrastructure demand requirements. The model was based on anticipated land uses and densities identified in the City’s Neighborhood TOD Plans and takes into consideration development potential of various properties based on landowner/developer input and market projections.