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Groundbreaking Held in Kona for 117-Lot DHHL Subdivision

February 5, 2014, 11:39 AM HST
* Updated February 5, 5:00 PM
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A groundbreaking was held Tuesday in Kealakehe for a 117-home subdivision in the La`i `Opua Village 4 subdivision.

The project is located on 40 acres of Department of Hawaiian Home Lands property located mauka of Kealakehe High School.

Leases for the lots were awarded in 2005 to DHHL homesteaders.

Google Maps image (click to enlarge).

Google Maps image (click to enlarge).

Isemoto Contacting Co. was the low bidder for the roads, water system, utilities and other infrastructure costing $11 million.

That work is expected to be completed in January 2015. Home construction will follow.

“These homes not only represent an incredible opportunity for 117 Hawaiian Homes beneficiaries, but also a great opportunity for leveraging limited state monies with federal funds in a way that only this department can do,” Jobie Masagatani, Hawaiian Homes Commission chair and Department of Hawaiian Home Lands director said in a statement.

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