Kewalo Basin harbor to get $20 million in improvements

Kewalo Basin harbor to get $20 million in improvements

HONOLULU (AP) - A $20 million improvement plan is moving forward at Kewalo Basin.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports ( Howard Hughes Corp. leases the state-owned harbor and intends to add a fuel dock, security cameras and new Wi-Fi system, among other improvements.

Hawaii Community Development Authority recently voted 6-2 to approve the plan.

The harbor began as a wharf in 1920 and started to fall into disrepair under Department of Transportation management.

About a third of the slips were either condemned or unfit to use in 2007 when the state agency prepared to take over and improve the harbor.

Almar Management was contracted to run daily operations and occupancy rose from 40 percent to almost full after state-funded improvements.

Construction is expected to start later this year or early 2017.

Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser,

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