LIHU’E – The Kaua’i Planning Commission around 9 a.m. tomorrow will take up a
request to reconsider the commission’s approval of permits necessary for
Marriott Ownership Resort, Inc. to tear down the former Waiohai Hotel along
Po’ipu Beach and rebuild it into a timeshare resort.
Attorneys for Marriott
at the May 25 meeting, during a recess, asked Commission Chair Gary Baldwin if
they could withdraw their application, Baldwin told The Garden Island.
commission approved permits with conditions including a nonstop, two-year
construction period that Marriott officials said earlier would probably keep
the project from being done due to cost.
The commission at that May 25
meeting approved a motion to reconsider the approval, and for lack of a quorum
at the June 8 meeting deferred action on the reconsideration to
Baldwin explained that the commission’s options, with the
required majority four votes, are to:
* Reaffirm support for the original
approval of permits with conditions;
* Deny the permits.
votes either way, the original motion stands, to approve county Planning
Department recommendations with conditions as amended (which passed
unanimously), Baldwin said.
At 8 a.m. tomorrow, the commission’s
Subdivision Committee is expected to vote on final subdivision approval for the
Kealia Plantation Company, LLC (limited liability company) proposed development
near Kealia Beach.