CGL is working with the Hawaii Department of Public Safety (PSD) and Department of Accounting and General Services on the planning and design of the Women’s Community Correctional Center (WCCC) Expansion project in Kailua on the Island of Oahu. Construction on the project is currently underway.
CGL is helping Hawaii PSD to expand housing, replace the aging administration building, and develop a new intake center at the existing WCCC. The team developed the space program, concept floor plans and exterior renderings. CGL assisted in neighborhood meetings to help the State get the project approved by all surrounding neighborhood groups.
The WCCC is the only women’s prison in Hawaii and is being expanded to allow for transfer of all female inmates currently housed in the overcrowded, deteriorating Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) in Honolulu. Currently Hawaii PSD’s largest capital improvement project, expansion of the WCCC is an important step towards the eventual replacement of the OCCC facility, which was built back in the 70s with a design capacity for 924 inmates but today houses 1,200 men and women.
CGL’s team has been successful in helping the State of Hawaii get approval on several important capital improvement projects, and provides architectural services for the new $42 million WCCC expansion replacement project which is currently under construction. When completed, it will allow the State to properly care for its female population on the islands.
CGL first got involved back in 2015, when the Hawaii PSD hired CGL as its facility maintenance consultant. CGL was responsible for assessing all of Hawaii’s state-run corrections and detention facilities, including the WCCC and OCCC, developing capital improvement plans for each site, and installing a system-wide computerized maintenance management system. Over the course of 24 months, seven CGL maintenance experts assessed 1,024,319 SF of space in nine facilities on five Hawaiian Islands. Based on the results of the assessment phase, CGL helped PSD managers request more than $6.5 million in capital improvement projects across the nine facilities.