15 Jan No Room for Hokua Place Petition
Take the Pressure Off the Kapa’a Squeeze
Kaua’i’s General Plan Update document is loading the pressure on the Wailua-Kapa’a corridor by recommending yet another development – Hokua Place, a 780-unit sub-division on agricultural land the County wants to up-zone to residential. We are not opposed to development that serves our most pressing need, which is affordable housing. We are not against development that serves the residents of Kaua’i. We are opposed to development that does not take into consideration the squeeze it is putting on our communities. In consideration of all the other entitled development in our Wailua-Kapa’a corridor, the 93 acres behind Kapa’a Middle School should not be up-zoned to residential.
NO ROOM FOR HOKUA PLACE
- ALREADY MAXED OUT ON DEVELOPMENT COMMITMENTS:
3 resort areas in Wailua currently or soon to be under development, a residential development called Kealia Mauka proposed for the north end of Kapa’a, DHHL lands in Wailua are slated as a priority for development
- TRAFFIC AT A NEAR CONSTANT DEADLOCK:
Hokua Place will add approximately 1,200-1,500 additional cars to the streets of Kapa’a, further adding to the congestion
- INFRASTRUCTURE STRESSED AND INSUFFICENT:
Fresh water, waste water systems, landfill and roads are already grossly over-taxed, in need of repairs or updating.
- LOSS OF AGRICULTURAL LANDS AND RURAL CHARACTER:
Kaua’i’s residents established the maintenance of our “rural character” and the need for “food self-sufficiency” as a priority in the General Plan, let’s honor our o’hana by keeping it that way.
I support an amendment to the General Plan that keeps the area behind Kapa’a Middle School (proposed development area of Hokua Place) zoned Agriculture.