HICOM has secured a new location for the college in downtown Hilo. It is located at 180 Kino'ole street in the Hilo Plaza Building. This is a good move for the college to an area that offers students a central location, easy access and high walkability to stores, restaurants, farmers market, etc.
We expect the college clinic to benefit being at a high awareness location that is easy to find for patients. A key reason why this area was chosen is due to it's easy walkability for students.
Everyone is excited to make the move and make this new location a special home for the college.
(New Location: 3rd Floor of 180 Kino'ole Street, Hilo)
The Hilo Plaza building met the following key requirements identified in the three year strategic planning process:
* Central location offering easy access for students and patients,
* Fresh natural air with a combination of windows and a system to blow fresh air into the space eliminating need for air conditioning,
* High Walkability Score of 94 makes it easy for students to walk to stores, restaurants, apartments, farmers market, parks, yoga centers, etc.,
* Secure location from natural disasters in a concrete building on third floor outside of tsunami risk zone,
* Large Clinic with up to five treatment spaces along with reception, clinic conference and herbal medicinary,
* Library section with study area,
* Large and small classrooms,
* Room to expand as needed,
* Parking available.
(1/2 Block Away - Kalakaua Park) (Nearby Farmers Market)
WALKSCORE.COM's Walkability Score Based On These Benefits:
Health: The average resident of a walkable neighborhood weighs 6-10 pounds less than someone who lives in a sprawling neighborhood. Cities with good public transit and access to amenities promote happiness.
Environment: 82% of CO2 emissions are from burning fossil fuels. Your feet are zero-pollution transportation machines.
Finances: Cars are the second largest household expense in the U.S. One point of Walk Score is worth up to $3,000 of value for your property.
Communities: Studies show that for every 10 minutes a person spends in a daily car commute, time spent in community activities falls by 10%.
Old College Location Pictures:
CLINIC TREATMENT ROOM
ALOHA. E Komo Mai (welcome in Hawaiian).
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