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Board of Water Supply looking for developers to take over its location

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply announced Friday that it is seeking developers to take over its prime location on Beretania Street at the edge of downtown.

Most of the six-acre site is currently used for parking.

The only building that must be kept under any development plan is the pumping station. Everything else, including the familiar main office building with the fountain fronting Beretania, could be demolished if the plan is right.

The board said the development idea came from the Honolulu City Council. "It's intended for us to look for additional ways to raise revenue without totally relying on water rates for our customers," said board spokesman Dymian Racoma.

The board hopes to keep a customer service office on the property. For now the agency is accepting proposals. A developer may not be chosen for another six months to a year.

 

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