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Kapolei Property Picked for Veterans Home

February 6, 2019

From the Star Advertiser website

Architect’s rendering | click to enlarge

State officials have found a new home for a planned $70 million veterans home on Oahu after a troubled search for a suitable site.

The Office of Veterans’ Services, part of the state Department of Defense, has arranged to lease land in Kapolei from another state entity for the 120-bed facility. The arrangement with the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation follows aborted attempts last year to use a University of Hawaii site near Diamond Head and a city-owned property in Aiea.

HHFDC’s board voted unanimously last month to lease about 7 acres of a larger vacant site makai of a Walmart store in Kapolei for the project, which faces losing $44 million in federal funding if a contractor can’t be picked by March.

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