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Notice #: 0001445380-01
Public Hearings



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of a public hearing to be held by the Department of Planning and Permitting of the City and County of Honolulu under Special Management Area (SMA) Ordinance, Chapter 25, Revised Ordinances of Honolulu, as amended, for the following application at the date and time specified or soon thereafter.

DATE: Thursday, March 21, 2024
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: In-person and Remote Meeting at Fasi Municipal Building, 6th Floor Conference Room, 650 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawai’i

File Nos.: 2023/SMA-23 and 2023/SV-1
Project: Waikiki Aquarium Wastewater System Upgrade
Landowner: State of Hawai’i
Applicant: University of Hawai’i, Office of Project Delivery
Agent: Oceanit (Berna Senelly)
Location: 2777 Kalakaua Avenue – Waikiki
Tax Map Key: 3-1-031: 006
Zoning: P-2 General Preservation District
Received: January 23, 2024
Accepted: February 6, 2024
Request: Special Management Area (SMA) Use Permit and a Shoreline Setback Variance (SV) to allow upgrades to the wastewater disposal system. The proposed project includes installation of two onsite injection wells and associated appurtenances, equipment for disposal of Waikiki Aquarium (WAq) exhibit wastewater, the construction of three housing structures for new equipment, upgrading the existing piping, and miscellaneous work. The work will occur within the SMA and within the shoreline setback area.

The application materials showing the general location and boundaries of the area under consideration are available for review online at
(navigate to the Project site using the map), or at the Department of Planning and Permitting, Data Access & Imaging Branch, First Floor, Fasi Municipal Building,
650 South King Street, 1st Floor, Monday through Friday between the hours of
7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For assistance, please call the Department’s Urban Design Branch at (808) 768-8025.

Attendance at the public hearing is not necessary to submit testimony. Written testimony may be emailed to, faxed to (808) 768-6743, or mailed to 650 South King Street, 7th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Written testimony should be received by the close of the public hearing on Thursday,
March 21, 2024. Testimony to the Department prior to the hearing will be considered in the evaluation of the request.

The public may also join the public hearing and offer testimony from a computer, smartphone, or telephone. Visual presentations will be viewable: (1) On the screen situated inside the Conference Room, (2) At (navigate using the map); or (3) via WebEx as follows:

Join the public hearing from a computer: (Please mute your devices except to testify)
Meeting Number: 2486 699 4329
Meeting Password: dpp1

Join the public hearing from the WebEx smartphone app: (Please mute your devices except to testify)
Meeting Number: 2486 699 4329
Meeting Password: dpp1

Join the public hearing from a telephone (audio only): (Please mute your devices except to testify)
408-418-9388 (USA Toll)
Access code: 2486 699 4329
Numeric meeting password: 3771

Note: If you need an auxiliary aid and/or service or other accommodation due to a disability to participate in this event (i.e., sign language interpreter; interpreter
for language other than English, or wheelchair accessibility), please call (808
768-8000, or email your detailed request to, at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request.

Dawn Takeuchi Apuna, Director
Department of Planning and Permitting
(SA1445380 2/29/24)