Kailua Target could open as early as Oct. 2014

Published On: May 09 2013 12:29:33 PM HST
Updated On: May 09 2013 12:43:43 PM HST
KAILUA, Hawaii -

The new Target store planned for Windward Oahu could open as early as October 2014.

The company released a rendering of the 130,000-square-foot store planned for Kailua town.

Target bought the land from Kaneohe Ranch two years ago.

But, the discovery of two sets of human remains on the site triggered an archaeological survey and need for a burial treatment plan.

"The construction design of it was changed dramatically and that was done to minimize the impact on the ground," said Target Real Estate Manager Brian Treber.  "The Don Quijote store will be torn down, but we will be building up from that and the site will be built up."

Target says it has been working with cultural descendants of the area on the draft burial treatment plan that is now before the Oahu Burial Council.

The group Kailua Kau A Ho'oilo tells KITV that it prefers any discovered remains to be buried in place whenever possible.  But, barring any other delays, the store is slated to open in fall of 2014.

PHOTOS: Kailua Target before and after

Click here to see a photo of how the lot looks now compared with the rendering.

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