LIHU’E — Kealia Plantation Co. has won final county approval of its proposed
The unanimous vote Thursday of the Kaua’i County Planning
Commission’s Subdivision Committee allows the company to begin selling the 29
lots on about 300 acres north of Kealia Beach and oceanside of Kuhio
The parcel includes a 60-acre, oceanfront strip the developer will
give to the county for a beach park.
During the clearing of the oceanside
portion, between 110 and 120 abandoned vehicles were removed, and about 14
active campsites with people living in them near Kumukumu Stream were torn
down, said Justin Hughes, Kealia Plantation spokesman.
The company will
concentrate on selling the lots before turning its attention to the 6,700 acres
it owns mauka of the highway.
That land, purchased from Amfac, has been
leased back to Amfac Sugar Kaua’i for sugar cultivation, Hughes
Kealia Plantation is exploring agricultural possibilities for
its mountainside acreage, he said.
Also Thursday, the Planning Commission
approved plans for expansion of Kaua’i Medical Clinic’s North Shore Clinic at
With the expansion in clinic space comes seven-days-a-week clinic
hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), though the Saturday afternoon, Sunday and holiday
coverage is for urgent-care cases only.
Business editor Paul C. Curtis
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