Though it's still years from being completed, the city of Honolulu is already making plans on what will surround each of the rail transit stops.
Those in Kalihi will see those plans Wednesday night at 6 p.m. at 1564 N. King St.
City planners unveiled the artist renderings for development around the three Downtown stops in a meeting Tuesday night at the Hawaii Community Development Authority in Kakaako.
The stop included Iwilei, Chinatown and Aloha Tower. Iwilei would see the most changes with a transformation of the industrial area into a mixed-use location with more high-rise apartments and new shops.
Some are excited about the revitalization while others worry these plans are too dependent on rail.
"It looks like they really tried to accomodate walking distances," said Germaine Salim. "Pictures look nice. Looks exciting."
"Before we build rail around ideas, let's put benches around Fort St. Mall and fill retail spaces in existing retail spaces," said Tom Coffman.
The city says the renderings released are strictly conceptual and do not indicate a particular site would be developed as rendered.
The city says even if rail fails, it will still go through with these zoning and development plans.
City planners do not have a cost on the project as of yet.