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


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.


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 filed a Draft EIS (DEIS) for public review and comment until June 22, 2015.  On March 19, 2018, Petitioner filed a “draft” Final EIS (FEIS) for review by the public, government agencies, and the Commission.  On March 28, 2018, Petitioner filed a Notice of Withdrawal of Draft Final Environmental Impact Statement; COS.  The Petitioner filed a 2nd Draft EIS on October 18, 2018 that was published in the OEQC Environmental Bulletin on November 8, 2018; the new 45-day comment period ended on December 24, 2018.

On November 22, 2019, the Petitioner filed a Final EIS with the Commission and it will be published in the OEQC Environmental Bulletin on November 23, 2019.

The Commission had a hearing on December 17, 2019 on Petitioner’s Final EIS.  The Commission accepted the Final EIS as adequate on December 17, 2019 on Kaua`i.

The Petitioner has updated and resubmitted their Petition for LUC to review. The Petition was deemed a complete filing on September 18, 2020 and will be scheduled for hearing no sooner than 60 days and no later than 120 days from this date.

A hearing to hear the intervention request by Liko-o-kalani Martin is scheduled for December 3, 2020 using Zoom video-conference technology.  Public testimony taken at the hearing should be directed to comments on the intervention request (rather than the project itself).  Registration for public participation in the hearing can be found at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7rdX2C42RAOpeDPYdu3WPQ

A public hearing on the Petition is scheduled for January 6-7, 2021 via Zoom video-conferencing technology.  Registration for public participation in the hearing on January 6, 2021 can be found at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ya2rDTOcT3GGJXRWn2LlKw and for January 7, 2021 the link can be found at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XScjcMO3RSm0WyuI7xvz_Q


Please keep checking this space and the LUC Calendar for further information.

*Important Website Search information on this docket

*Due to the lengthy history of this docket, activity for 2020 (after the acceptance of Petitioner’s FEIS) is posted on a separate page to facilitate searching the history of this docket.  Please click on the link below to follow activity related to the HG Kauai Joint Venture, LLC Amended Petition for Land Use District Boundary Amendment.  Note: 2020 Public Comments on this docket are in this webpage too.

August 2020 – A11-791 HG Kauai Joint Venture, LLC – Amended Petition For Land Use District Boundary Amendment

Petitioner Filings

Final EIS (filed November 22, 2019)

2nd Draft EIS (filed October 18, 2018)

Notice of Withdrawal of Draft Final Environmental Impact Statement (filed March 28, 2018)

draft Final EIS (filed March 19, 2018) * A preliminary review by LUC staff identified several issues with the filing and the Petitioner voluntarily elected to withdraw the document, make corrections, do additional work, and resubmit in the future.

OEQC publication form (filed 4-27-15)

OEQC publication correspondence (filed 4-27-15)

Office of Planning Filings


County of Kaua`i Filings


Potential Intervenor Filings (Only Liko Martin filed a Petition to Intervene- His early 2020 filings are listed below.  Please go to the AUGUST 2020 link above for the balance of 2020 filings)



Post Withdrawal of draft FEIS Comments



Notices & Orders