Looking for People Familiar with Traditional Cultural Practices Associated with This Wai’anae Area

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From: Cedric A. Gates
Date: August 17, 2016 at 12:50:19 AM HST
Subject: Fwd: Cultural Impact Assessment for proposed development in Waianae

From: Kimberly Mooney
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 1:07 PM
Subject: Cultural Impact Assessment for proposed development in Waianae

Dear Mr. Gates:

A CIA is required for the proposed 20-unit Single-family Residential Subdivision Project at 86-029 Farrington Highway as part of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. We are requesting assistance in locating people knowledgeable about traditional cultural practices associated with the vicinity of the proposed project, located on approximately 3 acres of lands comprised of two contiguous parcels Lot 490-B-1 (2.785 acres) and DLU Lot A (0.39 acres) situated south of Lualualei Homestead Road and east of Pōka‘i Bay Drive, and is identified by Tax Map Key (1) 8-6-015:053. Several maps of the project area are provided as attachments.

Pacific Legacy has proposed to conduct investigations to gather information about cultural practices that might be affected by the proposed development. The potential effects of the proposed development on cultural practices also need to be assessed. To complete these investigations, we propose to undertake the following tasks:

  • identify and consult with individuals and organizations knowledgeable about cultural practices that may have taken place in the area;
  • conduct limited archival research about traditional practices that may have been conducted in the area;
  • describe the cultural practices that took place within the potentially affected area;
  • assess the impact of the proposed development on the cultural practices that may have taken place within the potentially affected area; and;
  • prepare a report on the findings resulting from the above investigations.

Hence, we would sincerely appreciate your assistance in gaining contact with people that are currently residing in as well as those who hail from the aforementioned areas who are willing to participate in an interview regarding the cultural significance of the general locale. Our goal in completing the CIA is to interview any individuals who might have knowledge about traditional land use of the area in question, so that we can identify cultural properties and assess their current cultural importance to the community, which includes Hawaiian groups.

Thank you for your consideration in aiding Pacific Legacy’s assessment of cultural impacts possibly sustained by the proposed 20-unit Single-family Residential Subdivision Project at 86-029 Farrington Highway project. Please contact me via email (k.mooney_pacificlegacy@msn.com) or Paul Cleghorn at our Kailua Office (263-4800) if you should have any questions, comments, or concerns.

In advance, mahalo nui loa.

Sincerely,
Kimberly M. Mooney
Archaeologist
Pacific Legacy, Inc.
30 Aulike Street, Suite 301
Kailua, HI  96734
Office: 808-263-4800
Mobile: 808-927-5655
Email: k.mooney_pacificlegacy@msn.com

Attachments
Project Information Sheet2 4
Project Information Sheet2 3
Project Information Sheet2 5

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