The project's vision is to build a "University Village" community around the college, a community where local residents can live, work, play and of course, learn.

Pālamanui's $22+ million investment with the University of Hawaii to build the Hawaii Community College Pālamanui campus is laying the foundation for community building in West Hawaii and long-term success for the college.

Designed to be completed in four phases over a 20-year timeline, the project will build new homes for middle income local families, a University Village Town Center commercial development to support the adjacent communities and the college, extensive walking and biking trails, a 74-acre dry forest reserve, 230 acres of open space and a 20-acre regional park as well as smaller neighborhood parks.

Pālamanui remains a committed community partner to help shape Kona's future for generations to come.

Proposed Community Plan

Making Meaningful Contributions to West Hawai'i's Future

One of the studies that development projects undertake is a community needs assessment. There's no surprise here, we found that access to higher education is the priority for the West Hawai'i community.

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