A11-791 HG Kaua`i Joint Venture LLC (fka Kapa`a Highlands Phase II)

Background

On November 4, 2011, Three Stooges LLC filed a petition to reclassify approximately 97 acres of land from the State Agricultural District to the State Urban District in Kapa`a, island of Kaua`i.  The project was identified as Kapa`a Highlands Phase II.  The Petition was deemed incomplete for processing at that time and Petitioner was directed to comply with Chapter 343, Hawai`i Revised Statutes (HRS).

Status

By motion filed on October 29, 2014, HG Kaua`i Joint Venture, LLC requested:  recognition by the Land Use Commission of successor petitioner – HG Kaua`i Joint Venture, LLC to continue with the Petition; for the LUC to agree to be the accepting authority for Chapter 343, HRS, compliance; the LUC’s authorization to go direct to preparing an EIS preparation notice (EISPN); and, asking for a hearing on the matter.  The LUC held a hearing on December 11, 2014 where it approved the applicant’s motion and directed that they proceed to filing an EISPN with the State Department of Health – Office of Environmental Quality Control (DOH-OEQC).  Petitioner is currently in the Draft EIS (DEIS) phase for public review and comment until June 22, 2015.  As of December 2016 there has been no further progress reported on the EIS by Petitioner.

Petitioner Filings

OEQC publication form (filed 4-27-15)

OEQC publication correspondence (filed 4-27-15)

Letter 

EIS Volume I (filed 4-27-15)

EIS Volume II (filed 4-27-15)

Section I

Section II

Section III

Section IV

Section V  Comments & Responses to EISPN

A11-791 Motion to Substitute Petitioner, Designate the Land Use Commission as Approving Agency for Environmental Impact Statement, and Appearance of Counsel for Petitioner; Memorandum In Support of Motion; Affidavit of Theresa M. Roche; Exhibit A, COS

Petitioner’s Environmental Impact Statement Preparation Notice (EISPN) filed December 2014 (423 pages in sections)

Petitioner Discussion with DOT (Ray McCormick) on Planned Projects filed April 17, 2015 by e-mail

Petitioner Public Statements of Support on HoKua Place filed April 17, 2015 by e-mail

Office of Planning Filings

 

OP Comments on DEIS filed 6/17/15 (included in 6-17-15 comments)

OP Comments on EISPN filed 1/29/15

OP’s Statement of No Objection to HG Kauai Joint Venture LLC’s Motion to Substitute Petitioner, Designate the Land Use Commission as Approving Agency for the Environmental Impact Statement, and Appearance of Counsel for Petitioner, COS filed 11/25/14

 

County of Kaua`i Filings

County of Kaua`i No Position on HG Kaua`i Joint Venture, LLC Motion filed December 9, 2014

County of Kaua`i Comments on DEIS filed 6-22-15

 

Intervener Filings

Wailua-Kapa`a Neighborhood Association

Notice of Intent to Intervene filed April 18, 2011

Sierra Club Kaua`i Group of the Hawai`i Chapter

Notice of Intent to Intervene filed April 18, 2011

Likookalani Martin

Notice of Intent to Intervene filed April 14, 2011

PUBLIC COMMENTS

EISPN Public Comments

DEIS Public Comments

LUC

Correspondence

LUC letter to OEQC 4-27-15

copy of OEQC letter to Petitioner re: Distribution List for EIS

Notices & Orders

Order Substituting HG Kaua`i Joint Venture, LLC as Petitioner, LUC Agrees to be Accepting Authority, and Determining an EIS is Required (pdf) dated December 11, 2014