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Planned police substation in Kapa‘a discussed Wednesday

KAPA‘A — The Kaua‘i Police Department hosts a public virtual meeting Wednesday, Aug. 25, regarding the draft environmental assessment for the proposed $8 million Kawaihau police substation.

The meeting is via Zoom from 5 to 7 p.m. To join the meeting, call 646-749-3122 (access code: 402-785-509) or use the link:

KPD is in the early planning stages to build a new Kawaihau police substation,and is seeking the public’s input pertaining to a the draft EA, which can be accessed at

The published document is provided as an opportunity to notify the public of the proposed project, offer interested parties the ability to review the proposed plans, and solicit public comments regarding the proposal.

The proposed project is a 7,000-square-foot building. KPD has made a proposal to the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation to build the substation on an unused portion of land at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital, immediately east of the Kawaihau and Iwaena roads intersection.

Currently, the Kapa‘a armory building serves as KPD’s temporary Eastside substation.

The proposed single-story building would provide neighborhood public access to police services and include general administrative spaces and offices, a temporary holding area, interview rooms, a break room, a squad room, men’s and women’s locker rooms, a multi-purpose training room, bathrooms and other support spaces.

Comments on the draft EA should be submitted by today. Submit comments or requests to Doug Haigh, Building Division chief in the county Department of Public Works, at or by mail to 4444 Rice St., Suite 175, Lihu‘ʿe, HI 96766-13450.

Anyone needing auxiliary aids or services or other accommodations due to a disability should contact KPD Lt. Darren Rose at 808-241-1923 or as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill requests.
Source: The Garden Island

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