If you've ever been to the Resortquest at Makaiwa Beach or eaten at the Hukilau Lanai, you are probably familiar with the large open lot between them that appears right for a hotel or resort. Well, you're right and the two developments that are earmarked for that land received another boost last week from the county.
Just to the right of this photo at Makaiwa Beach are raw acres along the ocean that are planned for the two resorts described. In this economy, if you build, it does not mean they will come.
The county Planning Commission last week voted in support of court-mandated amendments to the permits for a pair of planned Waipouli resorts, in the process reauthorizing the projects despite opposition from concerned community members and even some commissioners.
A September ruling by 5th Circuit Judge Kathleen Watanabe struck down three conditions that she deemed had been unconstitutionally imposed by county officials last year on the 20-acre Coconut Beach Resort and 12-acre Coconut Plantation Village.
Those conditions, among 19 that were tacked onto the projects’ applications, essentially required the developers to contribute millions of dollars toward infrastructure improvements such as upgrades to roads and water treatment facilities.
When completed, the Coconut Plantation Village will contain 192 multi-family units, six hotel rooms, associated amenities, a cultural preserve area, a relocated beach access and a minimum of 399 parking stalls. The Coconut Beach Resort will house 343 multi-family units, six hotel rooms, associated amenities, a restaurant, a cultural preserve area, two public beach access routes and 565 parking stalls.
Read Michael Levine's complete article in last week's Garden Island Newspaper
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