Rock wall almost done

PRINCEVILLE — Jeff Stone’s project to revamp the Princeville entry on Kauai’s North Shore is almost to its final phase, according to representatives from The Resort Group.

And some residents say the new entrance is a good move for more than just aesthetics.

“It’s going to save quite a bit of water,” said Rory Enright of the Princeville Community Association. “They’re taking out those two fountains and leaving that last one.”

The project’s goal, announced in December, is to replace the ponds with curved rock walls surrounded by kukui and Norfolk pine trees that tie into Princeville’s landscaping theme and reflect Hawaiian culture and traditional building style.

The design replaces two of the three ponds.

“The entrance to Princeville should reflect the feeling of the Kauai community. Many residents have suggested a more Hawaiian entrance design, and we agree,” said Stone, master developer of the Princeville Resort, in a press release to TGI.

The design was created by PBR Hawaii, and Princeville Development is supporting improvements to the Princeville entrance. The road repair will cover the entire length of Ka Haku Road from Kuhio Highway to the old treeline.

The new design was budgeted to take three months. Representatives from The Resort Group did not give an estimate for an end date for construction.

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