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Notice #: 0001451224-01
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the following matters to be considered by the Windward 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: Monday, May 6, 2024
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Hawaii County Council Chambers in Hilo
25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, HI 96720
Public Participation: This is an in-person meeting, and the Windward 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 by 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.
Submitting Written Testimony: To ensure timely delivery to Commissioners prior to the meeting, written testimony must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday May 2, 2024, by: (1) email to; (2) mail to the Windward Planning Commission at 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3, Hilo, Hawaii or (3) drop-off at the Planning Department offices in Hilo at the address above or Kona at 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building E, 2nd Floor, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. All written testimony, regardless of time of receipt, will be made part of the permanent record. Please submit separate testimony for each item.
Meeting Materials/Board Packet: Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 92-7.5, the meeting materials provided to members of this commission for this meeting is available for public inspection forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting date during regular business hours at the Planning Department offices in Hilo and Kona and by clicking ‘Board Packets’ at the following Planning Department website link: This information can also be requested by sending an email to or by calling (808) 961-8288.
Members of the public may provide public testimony regarding any agenda item now or at the time the agenda item is called to order.
Consideration and action on Petitions for Standing in a Contested Case Hearing filed by: 1) Association of Apartment Owners of Colony 1 at Sea Mountain; 2) Center for Biological Diversity; and 3) Iewe Hanau o Ka Aina to contest a Special Management Area Use Permit application submitted by Black Sand Beach LLC to allow for the development of a residential and commercial community consisting of approximately 225 residential and short stay units, village and wellness center, retail uses, rehabilitation and use of golf courses, and dedication of a portion of coastline as a conservation area on an approximately 147 acres portion of a larger 434-acre project site within the Special Management Area. The subject properties are located within the extent of the former Sea Mountain at Punalu’u resort area, east (makai) of Hawaii Belt Road in the vicinity of Ninole Loop Road, Ninole, Wailau, Punaluu, Kau, Hawaii, TMKs: (3) 9-5-019: 011, 015, 024, 026, 030, 031, 033, 035; 9-6-001: 001-003, 006, 011-013; 9-6-002: 008, 037, 038, 041, and 053.
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 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.

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