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Letters for Saturday, June 10, 2017

• Kauai needs more housing • We must protect Earth

Kauai needs more housing

In life, there is always opposition. Good planning is a necessity if we want to benefit our friends and neighbors.

The kama’aina of the island of Kauai need housing. Hokua Place plans to build Townhouses above Kapaa by the middle school. Townhouses are more affordable than single-family homes.

All Kauai’s General plans since the 70s have designated this area for housing.

Hokua Place’s goals are: To provide affordable housing opportunities for the local population. To build housing in an area above the flood zone. To permanently donate the middle section bypass highway. To provide public amenities. To keep development green. To connect Kapaa town to the middle school via a sustainable walkable community.

Townhouses have always been more affordable than single-family homes. That’s why Hokua place plans to build less than 100 single-family homes.

Regarding Kapaa traffic congestion, Hokua Place has been donating the use of the bypass highway for the last 15 years. Without Hokua Place and the free use of the bypass highway, traffic problems in Kapaa would be significantly worse. Hokua will also build a new connecting road from the bypass Hwy to the Homesteads. This will reduce congestion at the roundabout and in front of the middle school.

We are environmentally minded. Hokua Place has already provided the first large solar energy operation on Kauai, Hokua zeros out its own carbon energy footprint!

Hokua Place keeps two-fifths of the entire project in agricultural production, 66 acres. We are green. Hokua provides its own water source, lots of parks, a community pool, bike and walking paths. Hokua Place is responsible growth that meets the needs of local families.

Please go to Hokuaplace.com and write another letter of support. There is opposition to doing good. Please help us provide for our friends and families. As always, thank you for your time.

Greg Allen, Wailua

We must protect Earth

Kudos to Mayor Carvalho and Gov. Ige for signing in support of the Paris Accord.

Caring for the Earth is a sacred trust.

Mahalo to our leaders for taking this step and speaking up in defense of the planet.

So glad we have you, and so glad you are standing up for what is right both now and for future generations.

Mahalo,

Mary Mulhall, Kapaa

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