La‘i‘Ōpua Community Center Cost and Phasing

Cost
The total cost of development is estimated in January 2008 dollars. Estimate is based on current cost for construction on the Big Island. Funding for development is expected to be shared with service providers and other partners. Approximately, an additional 15% of construction cost is expected for fees associated with architectural design, civil, surveys, permitting preparations, and project management.

Phasing
The La‘i‘Ōpua Community Center will be developed in three phases.

  • The first phase involves construction of the Preschool, Community Center, Medical Center, and associated road and parking areas.
  • The second phase construction includes the Gymnasium, aquatic facilities, Hale, parking and linkages to Kealakehe Highs School athletic fields.
  • The third phase will be the cottages of social service facilities and amphitheater.
Total Cost* La‘i‘Ōpua Facility
Phase 1 (2011-2013)
Donated by KS Kamehameha Schools (KS) Preschool
$4,824,000 Community Center Complex
$5,000,000 Site Work
$9,824,000 Sub-Total
Phase 2 (2012-2013)
$12,963,000 Medical Center
$12,963,000 Sub-Total
Phase 3 (2013-2014)
$13,400,028 Gymnasium and Aquatic Center
$886,395 Lighting, Road Access
$640,000 Hale
$15,000,000 Site Work
$29,926,423 Sub-Total
Phase 4 (2014-2015)
$4,044,000 Family Day Care Center
$2,696,000 Child and Family Center
$808,800 The Friends of the Children’s Justice Center
$18,000,000 Site Work
$25,548,000 Sub-Total

Cost estimates are based on costs for construction on the Island of Hawai‘i.

*All costs 2008; **± 15% for design related fees

Escalation rate for the next 5 years:

  • 2008-2009 = 8-9%
  • 2009-2010 = 7-8%
  • 2010-2012 = 7%
  • 2011-2012= 6%
  • 2012-2013 = 5%