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Community Votes Sought for Waimea 400 Student Design Challenge Projects

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The community is invited to vote for their favorite student design projects in the Waimea 400 Student Design Challenge, from May 6 to 14.

The purpose of the Waimea Student Design Challenge is to engage students in collaborative design and problem solving as it relates to land use planning.

Nine student teams from West Kaua‘i, in grades 9 and 10, are competing in the challenge. Students were asked to review information about the Waimea 400 project site online, to consider community preferences for future uses of the parcel, and to provide a conceptual plan for the site.

The community is being asked to pick the two plans they feel are the most innovative, considerate of site conditions, and most fitting for the Waimea 400 site.


Voting will be available at www.waimea400.com starting May 6. In-person voting will also be available at Waimea Public Library.

Ideas from the student projects will be integrated into the conceptual site plan alternatives, which will be presented during the next round of virtual community meetings anticipated for June and July. Updates on these meetings will be announced at a later date and posted on the project website, www.waimea400.com.

The Waimea 400 Master Plan refers to the 417-acre parcel on the mauka-side of Kaumuali‘i Highway, between Waimea and Kekaha, which the County of Kaua‘i purchased in 2018.


For more information on the Waimea 400 Master Plan, visit www.waimea400.com or contact the Planning Department at 808-241-4050 or by email at [email protected].

Anyone in need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact the Planning Department Long Range Division at 808-241-4050 or [email protected] as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.

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