The final Environmental Impact Study for Hokua Place will be finished soon. Also, we are working with state and county traffic departments for corridor solutions.
After hearing testimony presented to the Planning Commission on March 14, 2017 the Planning Department redrafted the General Plan and has proposed assigning Hokua Place a Neighborhood General classification. This could be a huge win for the Hokua Place!
The Planning Commission needs to hear more testimony before it can confirm the Planning Department’s action. We need people to testify in person to the Planning Commission on March 28, 2017 at 9:00 am at the Lihue Civic Center, 4444 Rice Street meeting rooms 2A and 2B.
Hokua Place completes all the goals set forth by the County’s General Plan. We address each one on our Hokua Benefits document, click here to download.
The planning dept. is no longer recommending Hokua Place as a location for much needed Kapaʻa housing and affordable housing.
Supposedly this is due to negative public comments. However there is a strong consensus that housing is desperately needed in this area. Most people are in favor of Hokua's residential subdivision being developed. Many of their comments are even published on the county’s web site plankauai.com.
It is well known that the Kapaʻa corridor needs traffic improvements. The State, County, and Developers all play a part in providing these solutions. You can see the traffic plans already in place that will remedy traffic concerns at HokuaPlace.com.
Ironically, the original plan was to divide this property into fifty agricultural lots. The county strongly suggested and supported plans for a residential development instead. The understanding has been and should remain that we work together to provide housing for our community.
Please do what you can to assure that our planners don't throw away our housing opportunities.
Sign a support letter at Hokuaplace.com
E-mail this to your friends and family
Attend upcoming planning “discussion” open house meetings.
-Nov 9th 4-8 pm Lihu'e Civic Center Pi'ikoi rooms A&B
-Nov 14th 4-8 pm All Saints Church Gym Kapaa
We want to thank all our supporters that took the time to attend the Planning Department’s East Kauai Workshop in April.
The testimony from the public was overwhelmingly positive for Hokua Place.
We were disappointed to see that at the end of the day the community was presented with 2 maps prepared at the request of the planning department, both of which eliminated housing options in Kapaa at Hokua Place.
This is frustrating since most of the public testimony supported housing, and 127 out of 128 written comments on the planning department’s own website are in support of Hokua Place.
Here is the link to the Planning Department’s site with their highlights of the workshop. http://plankauai.com/highlights-from-the-east-kauai-place-typing-workshop/