Haleiwa redevelopment to break ground next month

Published On: Sep 16 2013 12:40:34 PM HST

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HALEIWA, Hawaii -

Kamehameha Schools says it will break ground next month on a $16 million redevelopment of the Oahu North Shore business district that includes Matsumoto's Shave Ice.

The trust said Monday the Haleiwa shave ice stand popular with tourists and residents will remain open during construction.

The project will reuse five historic buildings, including the one housing Matsumoto's.

The redevelopment will add 95 parking stalls in a lot behind storefronts and public restrooms.

It's being designed to move lines of shave ice customers away from busy Kamehameha Highway.

Kamehameha Schools Senior Land Asset Manager Kalani Fronda says the trust approached this project with the rural community and culture in mind.

The private charitable trust is Hawaii's largest landowner.  Its mission is to improve the capability and well-being of Hawaiians through education.

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