The Hanama`ulu Community Association (named Hanama`ulu Neigborhood Association until June 16, 2011) exists for several
reasons. We start with the obvious: There is a great need for an association for this community of 3000.
Among HCA's concerns is the need for a Hanama`ulu Community Center. With D. R. Horton-Schuler Division's plan
to develop the Kohea Loa Project on its 50-acre "Hanama`ulu Triangle" property, which is bounded by Hanama`ulu residences,
King Kaumuali`i Elementary School, Kuhio Highway, and Kapule Highway, 293 dwelling units will be added to the town's roughly
1000 existing residential units. Needless to say, the population will increase as well. The plan have been on hold, but
the need for a community center continues, even with Hanama`ulu's present population.
We see a community
that continues to grow beyond what the present infrastructure can support, and the community must speak out to address its
needs. What better way than a united voice through an association?
As we maintain the Web site , we cover in detail the needs of the community and HCA's efforts to call attention to and
address these needs.
The first draft of the four paragraphs above was written on July 12, 2007, when the Hanama`ulu Community Association
Web site was launched.
On January 22, 2011 when the second version of the text was written,
the D. R. Horton-Schuler project had not been started, but the need for a Hanama`ulu Community Center remains. Towards
this end, HCA is applying for tax-exempt, non-profit (501 (c) (3) status with the IRS to enable the association
to apply for grants from state, county, and private entities. This is the first step for this long-term community project.
this third revision on June 25, 2011, the project site is quiet and empty, but the need for a community center is as acute