Wainiha Community Resilience Center discussed

WAINIHA — The Office of the Mayor will hold a community open house focused on the Wainiha Community Resilience Center on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Hanalei Neighborhood Center at the old courthouse.

This proposed center will be located in Wainiha at the site of the former Ha‘ena School and, most recently, the emergency transfer station after the April 2018 floods. This shared-use facility will provide a staging area for resource distribution during future disasters, offices for state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of State Parks, Kaua‘i Police Department, Kaua‘i Fire Department, a base yard, storage areas, a covered lanai for meetings and gatherings, and space for a future kitchen.

State Act 35 funds, which provided Act 12 funds to be extended and used for mitigation, will be used for this $2.2 million project.

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