Finding of No Significant Impact issued for project to replace maintenance facilities, restore landscape
Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park has announced the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact for the project to remove and replace park maintenance facilities.
Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park plans to remove the existing maintenance and resource management structures to restore the landscape, avoid sensitive archeological sites, and move away from the tidal and coastal zones.
The existing facilities do not meet the needs of the park and the location is in an area known to contain both historic and archaeological resources. The National Park Service plans to construct new contemporary, consolidated facilities that will be more functional and efficient.ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW ADARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD
The Environmental Assessment was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and evaluated the impacts of two action alternatives and a no action alternative for the removal and replacement of Park maintenance facilities.
Alternative sites for the replacement facilities were considered based on the potential effect on park resources, benefit to park operations, and the effect on visitor and community experiences. The National Park Service selected Alternative A – Makai Site for implementation because it meets the project purpose and need with the least environmental impacts. The project is being planned for construction starting in 2025.
The Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact are available at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/puhorelocmaint.