300 acres of Kalaeloa land going to the state
HONOLULU — The state is in line to get about 300 acres of land in Kalaeloa, the former Barbers Point Naval Air Station on Oahu.
The land consisting of six parcels will be conveyed to the Hawaii Community Development Authority.
The agency’s chairman, Scott Bradley, said Monday that the parcels contain irreplaceable Hawaiian archaeological and cultural sites. He says most of the parcels will be designated as preservation and open space with minimal development.
The air station closed in 1999. Three years later, the authority assumed responsibility for planning the redevelopment of the 3,700 acres at Kalaeloa.
Special legislation authorizing the Navy to convey the land to the authority was signed in October by President Obama.