Development project moves ahead


A North Kona developer has issued a second draft environmental impact statement.

TSA Kaloko Makai halved proposed space for commercial development in the proposed Kaloko Makai development adjacent to Hina Lani Street and above Kaloko Industrial Area, according to the latest draft EIS, released this week. The $1.9 million project is spread over three phases and includes 5,000 single- and multifamily units and up to 600,000 square feet for commercial use, an area for light industrial use, parks, trails, open spaces, an urgent care medical facility, a hospital, a hotel, three school sites, a dryland forest preserve and all associated infrastructure.

The number of housing units includes projections for affordable housing and market housing, with single-family homes averaging about $475,000. The expected nightly room rate at the hotel, which will be styled as a lodge and business center, is $120 to $130, the draft EIS said.

The developer’s 1,140 acres is now designated, in various areas, as agricultural, conservation and urban. TSA Kaloko Makai is asking the state Land Use Commission to reclassify about 800 acres as urban. The developer will set aside 150 acres for the forest preserve.

Comments on the draft EIS must be submitted to the LUC by Sept. 23. The LUC will later schedule a hearing on the land reclassification request.

 

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