DR15-53 Ka `Ohana O Kalaupapa


Petitioner seeks a declaratory ruling to determine that the Commission has jurisdiction over the matter and whether the proposed use, the Kalaupapa Memorial, is a permitted use under Sections 205-4.5 and 205-5(b) Hawai`i Revised Statutes (HRS).



The Commission held a hearing on this matter October 16, 2015 on O`ahu at the State Convention Center.  The Commission determined that the proposed Kalaupapa Memorial was a permitted use within the State Agricultural District and no State Special Permit was required.  A formal written Decision and Order is pending.


Petitioner Filings

Petition for Declaratory Order and Exhibits 1 through 17 filed on September 9, 2015


Office of Planning Filings

OP, State of Hawaii’s Response to Petition for Declaratory Order, Exhibits “A” -“B”, COS filed 9/28/15


County of Kalawao Filings


Public Testimony

Ka Ohana O Kalaupapa (filed 9/29/15)

De Gray Vanderbilt (filed 10/16/15)

DLNR-State Parks (filed 10/6/2015)


LUC Orders

Order Granting Petition for Declaratory Order eff 10/28/15

LUC Notice of Filing Dates

OCT 16 2015 LUC meeting notice to Parties

Post Hearing Activity

Correspondence requesting comments on Memorial’s Environmental Assessment

Environmental Assessment