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State agencies want to turn Pawaa property into affordable housing and a facility for troubled youth

  • The state plans to redevelop this 1.5-acre property on which a juvenile detention center long operated.
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    Above, the juvenile detention center is pictured from the corner of Alder and Piikoi streets.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The juvenile detention center takes up most of a block bordered by Piikoi, Alder, Elm and King streets. The property was gifted to the city by the Okamura family to help serve children in the court system at a time when the local court system was still run by the city.

A deteriorating and underused juvenile detention center in Honolulu owned by the state is being eyed as an opportunity to increase the supply of affordable housing and produce new facilities serving troubled children. Read more

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