Halawa-Luluku Interpretive Development Project

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Client Name: State of Hawaii, Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Date Completed: Ongoing
Construction Cost: $734,000
Disciplines Applied: Planning & Permitting

Project Description:

A Cooperative Agreement was signed between the State’s Department of Transportation and Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and funded by the Federal Highways Administration, to undertake a project that would preserve and interpret the archaeological and cultural resources found along the H-3 highway corridor (Halawa, Luluku and Haiku Valleys).

RMTC was contracted to serve as team leader to coordinate and guide the community involvement process and prepare the Halawa-Luluku Interpretive Development (HLID) plan. The project membership included the HLID Project Team comprised of members with specialized skills necessary to facilitate and complete the project. The HLID Advisory Committee was comprised of community members and Kupuna representing a range of interests and concerns related to the future use and preservation of the Halawa-Luluku resource. The HLID Working Group was an extension of the larger Advisory Committee.

This HLID project is being conducted in 4 planning phases, with the final phase involving development of the project. Three of the four phases are completed. The three completed phases included 1) the Plan to Plan, an overall work plan; 2) the Strategic Plan, identification of vision, goals and mitigation elements; and 3) the Interpretive Development Plan, a comprehensive facility program. The fourth phase is expected to be completed in 2010.