A17-803 Kealia Properties, LLC

Background

Kealia Properties, LLC (“Petitioner”) is requesting to amend the boundaries of the State Land Use Agricultural District into the State Urban District for approximately 53.361 acres of land at Kealia, Kawaihau, Island of Kaua`i covering Tax Map Key No. (4)-4-7-004:001 (portion).  The proposed project is called Kealia Mauka Homesites that would develop approximately 235 residential lots.  The proposed Kealia Mauka Homesites will require the use of state or county lands, including public roadways that will trigger an environmental assessment under Section 343-5(a)(1), Hawai`i Revised Statutes (HRS).

Status

Petitioner filed a draft Petition with the Commission on Monday October 16, 2017.  The draft Petition is currently under a 30-day staff review for completeness.  However, the Petition will be incomplete until the Chapter 343, HRS, environmental review process has been completed and Petitioner files an amended Petition.

Petitioner also filed on October 16, 2017, Petitioner’s Motion to Designate the Land Use Commission as Approving Authority for Environmental Statement Under Chapter 343 and for Authority to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Preparation Notice (“EISPN”).  The Commission has scheduled a hearing on this request for November 8-9, 2017 at Lihu`e, Kaua`i.  The approval to prepare and file an EISPN will begin the public review process for this proposed project.

 

Petitioner Filings

Petitioner’s Motion to Designate the Land Use Commission as Approving Authority for Environmental Statement Under HRS Chapter 343 and for Authority to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Preparation Notice (“EISPN”) filed October 16, 2017

Petition for Land Use District Boundary Amendment and Exhibits 1 – 5 filed October 16, 2017

Petition

Exhibit 1 – Regional Location Map

Exhibit 2 – Land Tax Key Parcel Description and Metes and Bounds Map

Exhibit 3 – Land Tax Key Plat Map

Exhibit 4 – Property Title Report

Exhibit 5 – Kealia Mauka Homesites EISPN plus Public Notice & Certificate of Service

Draft Environmental Impact Statement – Keālia Mauka Homesites by  Keālia Properties LLC (4/24/18)

Section 1.   Introduction

Section 2.   Proposed Action and Alternatives

Section 3.   Natural and Physical Environment

Section 4.   Human Environment

Section 5.   Relationship to Land Use Laws, Plans, Policies and Controls

Section 6.   Other Impacts and Issues

Section 7.   Draft EIS Preparer and Contributors

Section 8.   References

Section 9.   Parties Consulted During the Preparation of the Draft EIS

Appendices

 

State Office of Planning Filings

OP’s Response to PETITIONER’S MOTION TO DESIGNATE THE LAND USE COMMISSION AS APPROVING AGENCY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT UNDER HRS CHAPTER 343 AND FOR AUTHORITY TO PREPARE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT PREPARATION NOTICE (10/31/17)

OP’s EISPN Comments (1/26/18)

OP DEIS comments (6/22/18)

County of Kaua`i Filings

County of Kauai Planning Department  (6/20/18)

Correspondence

LUC DEIS comments (6/20/18)

Public Comment Filings

State of Hawaii Department of Defense Comment Letter -12/1/17

12/19/17 EISPN Comments from University of Hawaii- Water Resources Research Center & Karen Gibbons

12/28/17 EISPN Comments from:

  • Department of Public Works, County of Kauai
  • Kealia Kai Homeowners
  • Jirair and Aderineh Saralou
  • SOH-DOE
  • SOH-DOT
  • SOH-DLNR-Division of Forestry and Wildlife
  • SOH-DLNR- Land Division
  • SOH-DLNR- Engineering Division
  • SOH-DOH

12/29/17 EISPN Comment from US Department of Interior- Fish and Wildlife Service

1/4/18– EISPN Comment letters from Petitioner’s Planner from:

State

DOH HEER

DOH Kauai District Office

DOH Safe Drinking Water Branch

Water Resources Research Center

County

Transportation

The Kauai Bus

Other

Karen Gibbons

Kealia Kai Owners Association (KKHOA)

1/11/18- EISPN Comments- Ross and Cindi Link

1/18/18- EISPN Comment- SOH-DAGS

5/16/18- Public Comment- Adam Roversi

5/21/18 Public Comment County of Kauai Police Dept

5/25/18 2018-TA-0308 DEIS Kealia Mauka Homesites Kawaihau District Kauai

6/1/18 Public Comment- State of Hawaii Department of Defense

6/6/18 Public Comment- M Freeman

6/12/18 Public Comment- DAGS- Public Works

6/19/20 Public Comment- Gabriela Taylor

6/19/18 Public Comment- Sylvia Partridge

6/20/18 Public Comment- Valerie Weiss , Agnes Marti-kini , County of Kauai Planning Department

6/21/18 Public Comment-Karen Gibbons, DLNR, Sierra Club of Hawaii Kauai Group, Sharla Kalauawa, U.S, Dept. of InteriorDOE, , Marj Dente

6/22/2018 Public Comment – Wailua-Kapa`a Neighborhood Association

6/22/18 additional Public Comment- Barbara Beasley, Rayn Regush (W-KNA), John Harder, David Dinner, Mark Henley

Department of Transportation Comments (7/18/18)

Notices & Orders by the Commission

LUC ORDER DETERMINING  1) THAT THE LAND USE COMMISSION AGREES TO BE THE ACCEPTING AGENCY PURSUANT TO HAWAII REVISED STATUTES CHAPTER 343  2) THAT THE PROPOSED ACTION MAY HAVE A SIGNIFICANT EFFECT UPON THE ENVIRONMENT TO WARRANT THE PREPARATION OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT AND 3) THAT THE PETITIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PREPARE AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT PREPARATION NOTICE; AND CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE (11/13/17)

November 8-9, 2017 Agenda

November 8-9, 2017 Agenda Notice Letters

LUC acknowledgement of materials receipt letter to Petitioner (10/30/17)