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Home arrow Working with Section 106 arrow ACHP Case Digest arrow Winter 2003 arrow Hawaii: Redevelopment of Ford Island at Pearl Harbor
Hawaii: Redevelopment of Ford Island at Pearl Harbor

Agency: U.S. Navy

As reported in the Spring 2002 Case Digest, the U.S. Navy proposes to construct housing and offices on Ford Island, which is a part of the Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark District.

The redevelopment would obliterate historic aspects such as strafing marks from the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, as well as potentially affect Native Hawaiian sacred sites.

In July 2002, the U.S. Navy selected a private developer to work with the agency and the project’s consulting parties in preparing a master development plan.

Strafing marks from the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, Ford Island, Hawaii

 

 

Strafing marks from the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, Ford Island, HI (staff photo)

 

 

After review by the consulting parties, the Navy modified the plan, which now calls for demolishing only one of Ford Island’s historic buildings and leaving the island’s historic runway undeveloped. It also provides for a greater amount of open space between the historic airplane hangars and the runway and the preservation of some of the strafing marks from the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941.

The consulting parties will be working with the Navy to refine the plan, and enter into an agreement regarding the sale or lease of land on Ford Island. For background information on this case, see the archived Spring 2002 Case Digest (use your browser's back button to return to this issue).

Staff contact: Lee Keatinge


Posted May 6, 2003

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