Kohala Shoreline, LLC is proposing to develop a 6-lot subdivision on a 37.88-acre parcel in the Kahuāli‘ili‘i area of North Kohala, about 3 miles to the north of Kawaihae. The development will be situated makai of the Akoni Pule Highway.
Developers say lots would vary in size from about 5 to 8 acres, with all building sites located mauka of the ala loa trail.
The project will need a Special Management Area Use Permit, and a change of zone from the current Single Family Residential (RS-15) to Residential and Agricultural (RA-5a) will be required.
According to the summary found in the new draft EA:
Similar developments are located nearby at Kohala Ranch, Kohala Kai Subdivision and at Kohala by the Sea Subdivision. Road access would be from two permitted access locations along the highway, although one of these locations is proposed to be moved to avoid a gulch crossing. The lots would be provided with internal access and underground electricity, telephone and water service from existing lines along the highway. The future homes would utilize individual wastewater systems designed pursuant to State Health Department requirements and would exceed those requirements by installing aerobic treatment systems, which produce a higher quality effluent that can be utilized for irrigation. The project includes public parking and a mauka-makai shoreline access, as well as a continuous lateral shoreline access in the form of an existing easement near the shoreline. It is also expected that the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail will utilize the ala loa, which meanders through the makai third of the property. To translate the owner’s mission statement of sustainable development to practical measures, the project has adopted a number of design and mitigation measures that far exceed requirements related to environmental permits. Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions will require adherence to a set of measures based on Low Impact Design (LID) Guidelines.
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