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, December 21, 2023
TIME: 9:30 a.m.
LOCATION: West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Chambers, Building A
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Public Participation: This is an in-person meeting, and the Leeward Planning Commissioners will participate in person. The primary way to view or testify at this meeting is in-person; however, as a courtesy to the public, the Commission provides the following additional ways to view or testify remotely at this meeting.
Optional Alternative to Provide Remote Oral Testimony: The public has the option to provide verbal testimony at the meeting by joining Zoom. To provide verbal testimony via Zoom, please use the link below to register, no later than noon on the day prior to the meeting:
Optional Alternative to View Meeting:
(Please note, as this is an in-person meeting, the hearing will proceed if the Zoom and/or YouTube connections fail.)
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 LPCtestimony@hawaiicounty.gov or by calling (808) 961-8288.
CALL TO ORDER
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Review and Approval of the August 9, 2023 and August 17, 2023 Leeward Planning Commission Minutes.
STATEMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON AGENDA ITEMS
Members of the public may provide public testimony regarding any agenda item now or at the time the agenda item is called to order.
1. APPLICANT: PHIL TINGUELY, MANAGING MEMBER OF WALUA PARTNERS, LLC (PL-SMA-2023-000036)
Application for a Special Management Area Use Permit to develop eighteen (18) multi-family residential units in two (2) two-story townhouse buildings, and three (3) one-story duplex buildings, and includes three (3) private pools, an office building, and related development on a 3.0-acre parcel situated in the Special Management Area. The subject parcel is located at 75-5885 Walua Road, approximately 600-feet southeast of its intersection with Alii Drive, Portion of Puaa 3rd – Waiaha 2nd, North Kona, Hawaii, TMK: (3) 7-5-018:095.
2. APPLICANT: KONA HAWAII DEVELOPMENT, LLC (PL-SMA-2023-000038)
Application for a Special Management Area Use Permit to develop a 100-room hotel and related improvements using a partially completed foundation structure on a 1.76-acre parcel situated in the Special Management Area. The subject parcel is located at 75-5868 Alii Drive, approximately 370 feet southwest of its intersection with Walua Road, Portion of Puaa 3rd – Waiaha 2nd, North Kona, Hawaii, TMK: (3) 7-5-018:011.
PLANNING DIRECTOR’S REPORT
1. Report on Hawaii County Council Resolution No. 203-23 adopting the County of Hawaii Integrated Climate Action Plan.
2. Presentation by the Planning Department on next steps that will be taken to develop strategies, ideas, and a plan to evaluate cumulative impacts of single- family dwelling development on the overall character of the Puako community.
3. Report on Special Management Area (SMA) determinations and minor permits issued by the Planning Director for the months of August, September, October, and November 2023.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Election of Officers for 2024.
AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING
The Commissioners will comment on matters not on the current agenda, for consideration for the Commission’s next meeting.
The Leeward Planning Commission’s next monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 18, 2024 at the County Council Chambers in Kona and the public can also testify via Zoom. The date and venue of the meeting are subject to change.
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 forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting date 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, or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Planning Department at (808) 961-8288 or LPCtestimony@hawaiicounty.gov as soon as possible. If a request is received later than five working days prior to the meeting date, we will try to obtain the auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation, but we cannot guarantee that the request will be fulfilled.
Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.
Hawaii County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
LEEWARD PLANNING COMMISSION
Barbara DeFranco, Chair