By Cindy Ellen Russell |
June 30, 2020
| Updated on June 30, 2020 at 9:17 pm
Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced a variety of Chinatown improvement projects during a press conference on Tuesday. The plan includes an expansion of street cleaning, the installation of LED street lights, extended security, stricter trash compliance enforcement, traffic control box art projects and a traditional style gateway arch at Kekaulike Mall provided by local businessman Eddie Flores.
Bus stops, such as the one pictured at North Hotel and Maunakea streets, will have increased sanitization.
A vendor closes a shop along North King Street on Monday.
The North King Street entrance of Kekaulike Mall is seen on Tuesday afternoon.
Cardboard boxes are filled with trash along Kekeaulike Street. Businesses with boxes left out in front would be warned first and given citations thereafter if not in compliance, according to new rules.
Pedestrians walk along North King Street in Chinatown.
A vendor throws away trash in one of the new trash cans which prevent people from rummaging through it.
Street lamps dot Smith Street in Chinatown.
An “open street” day is slated for July 11, where N. Hotel Street will be closed from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m for the public to stroll, dine and shop with family and friends.
A man walks past pigeons, grafitti and debris at Kekaulike Mall.