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Kona Judiciary Complex Project

2015 Renderings of Kona Judicial Complex Project

The Hawaii State Judiciary is committed to building a centralized courthouse in Kona to meet the critical needs of the West Hawai`i community. The courthouse will provide improved access to the civil, criminal, and family court justice system. Currently, court proceedings are held in three different locations in Kona, in buildings not designed to serve as courtrooms. The present use of those buildings as courtrooms has created security, logistical, and operational problems.

Thus far, a detailed environmental study  has been completed, a 10-acre site in Keahuolu, North Kona, has been selected,  design plans finalized, and the project was out to bid and has been awarded to Nan, Inc. The Legislature appropriated the $90 million needed to construct the building, which will enable the Judiciary to provide the West Hawaii community with a secure, efficient and modern court facility that will accommodate the area’s projected growth in population and court caseload.

The groundbreaking on October 24, 2016, signals the start of construction.

We welcome your feedback. Please send any questions, comments or input on this project to: pao@courts.hawaii.gov.

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