After several years of careful consideration, KEA intends to begin the process to move forward with a new Headquarters building. The current building, located at 515 E. Marine Way, was built in 1965, and houses our Member Services operations and our finance and administrative offices. The building is old and inefficient, inside the tsunami zone, and too costly to renovate.
Employees of the Power Generation Department are located in the building behind the Hartman Substation adjacent to Headquarters, while the Operations and Engineering employees are housed at 1711 Chichenoff Street.
Our concept is to utilize KEA’s land fronting Mill Bay Road and adjacent to the Operations and Engineering location. The new Headquarters building will bring all KEA’s employees together in one area for increased staffing efficiencies, in a convenient location to better serve our members. We will begin detailed architectural planning soon, and potentially may begin building in 2014 or 2015.