Hawaii News Proposals detail rail development By Kevin Dayton / email@example.com Sept. 25, 2012 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. The city will unveil draft proposals for transit-oriented development along the planned rail line in Kalihi and downtown Honolulu in public workshops today and Wednesday. The plans envision significant changes in both communities, including water- front promenades along Nuuanu Stream and Honolulu Harbor. The Kalihi plan envisions redevelopment of the Oahu Community Correctional Center site. The workshop for the downtown plan is today at Hawaii Community Development Authority, 461 Cooke St. The workshop for the Kalihi plan will be Wednesday at the Farrington High School library. Both workshops begin at 6 p.m. The plans are "community visions" based on residents’ ideas, designed to guide development in each area. The plans still need City Council approval. The downtown concept involves expanding the area’s day and evening uses, and revitalizing Aloha Tower and Fort Street Mall. The plan also envisions new development on the Hawaiian Electric Co. power plant site. The plan could result in an estimated 6,500 new housing units, bringing in 13,400 new residents. The plan also envisions 632,000 square feet of new retail development and an additional 1.1 million square feet of office space and light industrial development, which would provide an estimated 4,100 new jobs. The downtown plan calls for 31 acres of new parks, open spaces and paths, including a promenade along the downtown and Chinatown waterfront along both sides of Nuuanu Stream. The Kalihi transit-oriented development plan proposes promenades along both sides of Kapalama Canal and along the Keehi Lagoon waterfront, as well as the creation of a new high-intensity, mixed-use Kapalama district with homes, public facilities and shopping close to Honolulu Community College. The plan envisions an additional 6,000 housing units with 14,500 residents, mostly in the Kapalama and Iwilei station area. The plan could also result in a 396,000-square-foot increase in retail development and add 544,000 square feet of office and light industrial development, which could produce about 2,200 new jobs. An additional 37 acres of new parks, open spaces and paths are included in the plan. Previous Story High-schoolers face end-of-year tests Next Story 'I play as often as I can'