LEEWARD PLANNING COMMISSION
COUNTY OF HAWAII
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the following matters to be considered by the Leeward Planning Commission of the County of Hawaii in accordance with the provisions of Chapters 91 and 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 6-7.5(a) of the Charter of the County of Hawaii; and Planning Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure.
DATE: Thursday, June 16, 2022
TIME: 9:30 a.m.
LOCATION: West Hawaii Civic Center, Community Center, Building G,
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE TECHNOLOGY (ICT):
Leeward Planning Commissioners and applicants will participate in person; however, the public may provide verbal testimony at the meeting by joining Zoom or at the physical location listed above. To provide verbal testimony via Zoom, please use the link below to register prior to the meeting:
The public may provide written testimony via email at LPCtestimony@hawaiicounty.gov or submit by mail or in person at the Hilo Planning office at 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 or at the Kona Planning office at West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building E, 2nd Floor, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 up to two business days prior to the hearing by 4:30 p.m.
The public will be able to view and listen to the meeting at:
The Planning Director’s background report (including application) and recommendation report for each agenda item will be available for review at www.planning.hawaiicounty.gov prior to the meeting. This information can also be requested by sending an email to Noriko Sauer at Noriko.Sauer@hawaiicounty.gov.
CALL TO ORDER
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Review and Approval of the May 19, 2022 Leeward Planning Commission Minutes.
STATEMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON AGENDA ITEMS
1. APPLICANT: SITING CHEN (PL-REZ-2021-000012)
Application for a Change of Zone from an Agricultural-5 acre (A-5a) to a Family Agricultural-1 acre (FA-1a) zoning district for 14.968-acres of land. The subject property is located on the south side of Hualalai Road, approximately 0.6 miles east of its intersection with Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Waiaha 1st, Puapuaanui 1st, North Kona, Hawaii, TMK: (3) 7-5-017:043.
2. APPLICANT: BOLTON, INC. (REMAND SPP 16-000188)
Hawaii Supreme Court December 2, 2021 Opinion held that the withdrawal of Special Permit SPP No. 16-000188 was improper and remanded Special Permit SPP No. 16-000188 back to the Leeward Planning Commission for further proceedings consistent with its Opinion. The Leeward Planning Commission will hold a hearing to determine standing for a contested case for application for a Special Permit to allow for a base yard/staging yard for equipment, storage of materials, stock piling and crushing of natural materials for commercial use and a security dwelling situated on a 9.23-acre portion of a 23.738-acre property situated within the State Land Use Agricultural District. The property is located at 75-476 Hualalai Road, approximately 700 feet east of its intersection with Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Kahului 1st, North Kona, Hawaii, TMK:7-5-017:044.
3. APPLICANT: AMY HAGEN-COWELL TRUST (PL-SLU-2022-000004)
Application for a State Land Use Boundary Amendment from Agricultural to Urban for 6.875 acres of land. The subject property is located on the east (mauka) side of the Hawaii Belt Road (Highway 11) at its intersection with Alii Drive and Napoopoo Road, Kaawaloa (Mauka), South Kona, Hawaii, TMK: (3) 8- 1-008:004.
4. APPLICANT: AMY HAGEN-COWELL TRUST (PL-REZ-2022-000019)
Application for a Change of Zone from an Agricultural-1 acre (A-1a) to a Single- Family Residential-10,000 square feet (RS-10) zoning designation for 6.875 acres of land. The subject property is located on the east (mauka) side of the Hawaii Belt Road (Highway 11) at its intersection with Alii Drive and Napoopoo Road, Kaawaloa (Mauka), South Kona, Hawaii, TMK: (3) 8-1-008:004.
PLANNING DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Report on Special Management Area (SMA) determinations, minor permits and enforcement action issued by the Planning Director.
AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING
The Leeward Planning Commission’s next monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 21, 2022 at the West Hawaii Civic Center, Community Center, Building G conference room and the public can testify via Zoom and watch the meeting on YouTube.
Board Packet. Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 92-7.5, the board packet provided to members of this board for this meeting is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Hilo office of the Planning Department, Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3, Hilo, Hawaii and at the Kona office of the Planning Department, West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building E, 2nd Floor, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service, other reasonable modification, or language interpretation to access this meeting, please contact the Planning Department at 961-8288 as soon as possible, but no later than five working days prior to the meeting date, to arrange for accommodations. “Other reasonable modification” refers to communication methods or devices for people with disabilities who are mentally and/or physically challenged.
Hawaii County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
LEEWARD PLANNING COMMISSION
Michael Vitousek, Chair