KONA, Hawaii: The site for the new Kona Judiciary Complex has been chosen.
Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has selected a site across the street from the West Hawaii Civic Center for the new complex, which will be designed to accommodate seven full-time judges and 220 employees, will officials say will meet the anticipated needs of West Hawaii’s growing population through 2030 and beyond.
The 10-acre Kealakehe parcel is owned by the State and is located at the intersection of Kealakehe Parkway and Ane Keohokalole Highway.
Preliminary plans call for the construction of a 142,000 square-foot facility to be completed in 2017. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2014.
The selection comes after an extensive environmental review of seven candidate sites, which was described in the December 2011 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) prepared by Group 70 International on behalf of the Department of Accounting and General Services.