Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery Expansion–Final EIS Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 HRS §343-5(a) Trigger (7) Propose any reclassification of any land classified as a conservation district
District(s) Koʻolaupoko
TMK(s) (1) 4-5-033: por. 001

FEiS can be seen HERE.

Permit(s) State Land Use District Boundary Amendment, Grading Permit

For your convenience a less format version of the FEIS follows:

Approving Agency: State Land Use Commission
Mr. Daniel Orodenker, (808) 587-3827, daniel.e.orodenker@hawaii.gov
235 South Beretania Street, #406 Honolulu, HI 96813

Applicant: Hawaiian Memorial Life Plan Ltd.; 1330 Maunakea Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Mr. Jay Morford, (808) 522-5233, jay.morford@Dignitymemorial.com

Consultant: HHF Planners; 733 Bishop Street, Suite 2590, Honolulu, HI 96813
Mr. Ronald Sato, (808) 457-3172, rsato@hhf.com

Status FEIS has been submitted and is pending acceptance by the approving agency/accepting authority, which has 30 days from date of receipt to determine acceptability. Comment Period will end on May 23, 2019

Hawaiian Memorial Life Plan, Ltd. (Petitioner) owns and manages Hawaiian Memorial Park (HMP), a cemetery located in Kāne‘ohe
on the Island of O‘ahu.

HMP provides the community with burial plots and multiple interment options. The Petitioner proposes to expand HMP given growth in O‘ahu’s aging population and demand for ground interment and inurnment spaces. Currently, less than 6% of individual HMP plots are available. Therefore, the Petitioner is asking the State of Hawai‘i, Land Use Commission to reclassify 53.45 acres of their larger 164.4 acre property from the State Conservation District to the Urban District, allowing cemetery expansion to meet future needs.

The property intended for reclassification is referred to as the “Petition
Area.” The Proposed Action involves two components:

1) expansion of HMP to include 28.2 acres of new cemetery space; and
2) creation of a 14.5-acre Cultural Preserve northeast of the cemetery expansion area. Remaining portions of the 164.4 acre property surrounding the Petition Area would remain undeveloped.

A conservation easement is proposed to be placed on 156.5 acres of the larger parcel (less HMP’s 7.9-acre Ocean View Garden section), restricting future development except for the development of the Proposed Action.