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Upgraded units thrill residents of Kuhio Park

  • DENNIS ODA / doda@staradvertiser.com

    The Alualu-Talamoa family, top, is settled into a remodeled Towers of Kuhio Park apartment. Showing off their new living room are mom Timena Alualu-Talamoa, left, holding Jahzariyah, with her other children, Jahaziel and Jahziah, and their father, Kainoa Talamoa. Above, Alaina Davis points out the spot where a wall once confined her kitchen space as her son Jesse heats a snack in their new microwave.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    20111019-099 CTY KPT Over 100 residents so far have returned to their apartments at Kuhio Park Terrace after their units were renovated. Renovations at the public housing complex are an ongoing project. This is Alaina Davis and her 13 year old son, Jesse Davis in their new apartment. They are in their new kitchen with new appliances and cabinets installed. Jesse is heating up a snack. Alaina is showing where a separating wall use to be that just took up space and made the kitchen way too small. Now she is thrilled about the remodel and said it has way exceeded her expectations. They also have a remodeled bathroom and their living room expanded another 5 feet out. PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA. OCT. 19, 2011.

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