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Stewardship of the Land

NATURE REWARDS THOSE WHO LOVE HER THE MOST
The stewardship of Hokuli‘a is both a responsibility and a privilege. This principle has guided all aspects of planning of this special place and is integrated into the foundation of the community that is being brought to life here. A community founded on principals of sustainability, malama (cultural preservation) and reverence for the ‘aina (the land).

Member Involvement

The Hokuli‘a Community Association
Members may be actively involved in the stewardship and management of the community. The Hokuli‘a Community Association (HCA) is comprised of all members at Hokuli‘a.

In addition to managing the general operations of the community, the HCA is also responsible for the management of the community’s agriculture programs and architectural design review.

Parks and Cultural Sites Association
The Hokuli‘a Parks & Cultural Sites Association (PCSA) is a non-profit organization established by 1250 Oceanside to oversee the protection of cultural sites, including Shoreline Park and all preservation sites.

Agriculture

ROOM TO STRETCH OUT. ROOM TO GROW.
The surrounding Kailua-Kona area has a rich history of agriculture.  Nestled on sheltering slopes of Mauna Loa, it enjoys a unique microclimate, offering great conditions for a variety of crops and plants.

In pre-contact times, native Hawaiians developed the Kona Field System, portions of which can still be seen today.  This tradition of agriculture in the region has played a key part in our planning.

Agriculture will be part of each unique residential lot. Homeowners are already growing avocado, citrus, coffee, mango and other local crops, some of which are featured at the Club’s restaurant.  HCA even has its own brand of coffee grown on site.

When you are ready to construct your home, the Hokuli‘a Design Review Committee will provide a list of suggested crops and review your agricultural plans.  Once your plantings are complete, the community association will be there to assist you in cultivating, harvesting and marketing your crops.

 

Sustainability

A SIMPLER LIFE WITH DEEPER MEANING.

Sustainability is our core principle of development. Along with cultural preservation and agriculture management programs, sustainable development practices are essential to ensure our community makes a minimal environmental footprint on these unique Hawaiian lands.

Water Conservation & Reef Protection
They go hand in hand. Fresh water is a precious resource in Hawaii. Hokuli‘a has implemented a number of water conservation measures to protect the natural environment and improve water use efficiency.

Indigenous, drought tolerant landscaping has been used throughout the community to reduce water consumption and the golf course is partially irrigated using recycled water.

FEMA water channels and ground discharge facilities are in place to control water runoff and prevent sediments from contaminating the sensitive coral reefs along the shore. The reef is home to a plethora of aquatic life including the Hawaiian honu (sea turtle).

Solar Energy
The abundant Kona sunshine is a readily available, renewable energy source at Hokuli‘a. Solar power has been used on existing homes and will be integrated into all planned Club amenities and the building guidelines at Hokuli‘a as part of our commitment to energy conservation.

Shoreline Park

Spanning three miles of Kona coastline and 140 acres, the Shoreline Park is the jewel of Hokuli‘a. It’s a true example of collaboration between the developer, the State of Hawai‘i, and the local community. 1250 Oceanside established the park, working with the State of Hawai‘i to preserve the area as a state-controlled conservation district.

It is home to a number of culturally significant sites including the remains of Hokukano Village, an ancient Hawaiian community, Pu‘u Ohau, a sacred location which served as burial sites to the ancient ali‘i (royalty) and Nawawa Bay, a water access point where ancient Hawaiians launched and landed canoes.

The park also offers shoreline access to descendants and the general public. Future plans for the Shoreline Park include educational interpretive stations, a series of hiking trails, scenic lookouts and picnicking sites.

Cultural Preservation

The historical and cultural significance of Hokuli‘a is unlike any other in the Hawaiian Islands with over 400 archeological sites identified. Ancient pathways like the Ala‘loa Path (Stepping Stone Trail), heiaus (religious temples) and petroglyphs are present throughout Hokuli‘a.

Working with the State Historic Preservation Division and a team of local archeologists at every step, we helped to safeguard the integrity of artifacts and sacred spaces. Great care has been taken to ensure these sites are cared for in the most respectful manner and that new development works in harmony with them. Planned educational interpretive stations will offer residents and visitors the opportunity to learn more about the history of life here.