$96M Keahuolu Courthouse taking shape
KAILUA-KONA — The Keahuolu Courthouse is taking shape, but Kona’s first centralized judiciary complex remains about a year away from the gavel striking the block.
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The County should lease the shuttered Kmart building and convert it to a jail….a short ride from the new courthouse to Kmart. It would relieve overcrowding and put more dumbshtts behind bars and take them off the streets.
oooh, i like it! When the judges lets another one out early we’ll call it it the Blue Light Special.
Or offices for public defenders?
Would rather have the jail space filled w crooks and street vermin.
Would not put Prosecutors in the same category as Defense lawyers.
Too bad this has to be our biggest and best building in decades!
The entire Kmart complex should be re-purposed into a sort of “Kona Civic Complex”, the old Kmart could be divided into two halves one side a major sports gymnasium and the other half would be a convention/exhibition hall, the theater building could be re-configured into a performing arts hall with two large auditoriums taking the entire space, and perhaps the Macy’s building could hold a restaurant and cultural museum/galleries. The trust already has plans to move both Macy’s and the cinemas to a new development next to Target, so a Civic complex would be a great alternative to taring down the Makalapua Center buildings!