NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE A LAND USE DISTRICT BOUNDARY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Petitioner, LANA’I RESORTS, LLC dba Pulama Lana’i (“Petitioner”), by and through its attorneys, CADES SCHUTTE LLP, intends to file a Land Use District Boundary Amendment Petition with the Land Use Commission of the State of Hawai’i on October 18, 2021, as provided for in Sections 205-4 and 201H-38, Hawai’i Revised Statutes (“HRS”), as amended, and Section 15-15-97(b) of the Hawai’i Administrative Rules (“HAR”), Title 15, Subtitle 3, Chapter 15, Subchapter 13, as amended.
I. IDENTIFICATION OF PETITIONER
LANA’I RESORTS, LLC dba Pulama Lana’i
733 Bishop Street, Suite 1500
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813
II. PETITIONER’S PROPERTY INTEREST AND TAX MAP KEY NO.
The subject property is comprised of portions of three separate parcels identified as Tax Map Key Nos. (2) 4-9-002:061 (por.); (2) 4-9-014:001 (por.); and (2) 4-9-014:009 (por.) (together, the “Petition Area”). Petitioner is the sole fee owner of each of these parcels.
III. PROPOSED RECLASSIFICATION
Petitioner requests to reclassify the Petition Area from the State Land Use Agricultural District to the State Land Use Urban District.
The Petition Area is located in Lana’i City, Lana’i Island, County of Maui, State of Hawai’i.
The Petition Area consists of approximately 76 acres.
VI. EXISTING LAND USE
The Petition Area is largely vacant. Most of the Petition Area consists of abandoned pineapple fields. A portion of the Petition Area is a graded yard used to store shipping containers. Historically, a Maui Electric Company Power plant—now demolished—was also located within the Petition Area. The land has lain fallow for decades with no plans forwarded for replanting with any crop.
VII. PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Petitioner proposes a sustainable residential development to repurpose and revitalize the Petition Area to provide affordable, desirable homes for the people of Lana’i. The Hokuao 201H Housing Project (“Hokuao”), when fully built-out, will consist of approximately 150 single-family homes for rent. Seventy-six of the units will be available exclusively for rent to households falling within the HUD low-income guidelines, adjusted for Lana’i by the County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns. The remaining units will be offered for rent at market rate. Lot sizes will be approximately 8,000-square feet. Hokuao will also include a one-acre park, pedestrian and bicycle path with three small pocket parks along the edge of the project, a 1,500 square-foot community center for use by the Lana’i community, and a 60 stall parking area. Ninth and Twelfth Streets, which are currently dirt roads, will be improved as part of this proposed development. Hokuao qualifies as an affordable housing project under Chapter 201H, HRS. Petitioner is seeking exemption from State and County land use regulations and is proceeding under the Fast-track procedures provided under HRS section 201H-38.
VIII. DATE OF FILING OF PETITION
October 18, 2021.
IX. RIGHTS OF INTERESTED PERSONS
All persons who have a property interest in the Petition Area, or who otherwise can demonstrate that they will be so directly and immediately affected by the proposed change that their interest in the proceeding is clearly distinguishable from that of the general public, may submit a petition to intervene to the Land Use Commission. All other persons may apply for leave to intervene, subject to the limitations of HAR Section 15-15-97(d). Petitions to intervene may be filed within fifteen (15) days after this Notice of Intent is published pursuant to HAR Sections 15-15-97(b)(2) and 15-15-97(e). The Commission will publish the notice of hearing at a later date.
Any questions or requests for additional information may be referred to:
CALVERT G. CHIPCHASE
1000 Bishop Street, Suite 1200
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813
Telephone: (808) 521-9220