‘Second city’ coming?

The public is invited to a presentation by A&B Properties to hear about A&B’s development plans for the area between Eleele to past Numila.

Tom Shigemoto, A&B Properties vice president, will discuss their plans for the areas that have been approved by the Kauai County Council as part of the Kauai General Plan at the presentation which will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Hanapepe Public Library meeting room.

The areas are proposed for a “second city” for Kauai, and have also been designated as “provisional agriculture” for possible urban development in the County General Plan.

Hosted by the Hanapepe-Eleele Community Association, there will be a question and answer period following Shigemoto’s presentation.

Information: 353-1476

9 Comments
  1. billyjoebob March 20, 2018 6:25 am Reply

    Didn’t take A&B long to decide to take advantage of what the ” Council
    approved. ”
    http://www.thegardenisland.com/2018/02/04/opinion/last-minute-2nd-city-plans-alarming/


  2. jame March 20, 2018 7:22 am Reply

    Worst idea ever. How is traffic going to get through Kalaheo? It’s already rivaling Kapaa’s traffic at peak times. Greed never rests.


  3. No_They_Didn't March 20, 2018 2:20 pm Reply

    Will it help? Unemployment is the issue. Housing complex or shopping center. Before going into Kalaheo. Eleelee has improved, but after much community support. The value of the property must go up in order for this subdivision to work.


  4. Peaceful Healing March 20, 2018 7:05 pm Reply

    A roundabout in Kalaheo, designed to eliminate the current frustration with the irregular placement of streets, turn signals etc. would help expedite traffic. This is already being discussed by people such as council candidate Milo Spindt and Mel Rapozo and the head of the State Department of Transportation.

    It isn’t about greed, it is about providing more housing for more people. Kaua’i ‘s population has nearly doubled in the time since my son was born. There are double the number of people on the planet
    We need homes for them. Single and multi family.


  5. andy March 20, 2018 8:56 pm Reply

    Incredibly horrible idea! Let’s all remember the names of the councilmen who support this: Kawakami, Kaneshiro, Brun, and Kagawa. Obviously they are not in the least concerned about any of us “regular folks” and our quality of life here in the future. Like Jame said, traffic in Kalaheo already rivals Kapaa’s at peak times. A&B= Assault & Battery (in a land use sense). Heartbreaking!


  6. WhatisWhat March 21, 2018 5:38 am Reply

    Could this article have any LESS information? How about a map of the affected area? What are the number of houses and businesses proposed? What road improvements/traffic mitigation will be included? Anything??????


  7. Lucky We Live Kauai March 21, 2018 3:30 pm Reply

    Andy, not only did they vote for the upgrade to “Provisional Ag” they all got campaign donations from A&B. Derek got over $7,250, Arryl Kaneshiro got $2,600, Arthur Brun got $1450 and Ross Kagawa got $500. Our Mayor has received $11,500. Check it out for yourself.
    https://data.hawaii.gov/Community/Campaign-Contributions-Received-By-Hawaii-State-an/jexd-xbcg/data
    JoAnn Yukimura fought them about giving A&B this all new zoning.
    Because it is going to enable them to skip steps.


  8. Gardener March 21, 2018 8:45 pm Reply

    Houses to buy under 250,000$, senior and low income housing is what the island needs. Let the millionaires go someplace else.


  9. Person March 23, 2018 1:10 pm Reply

    The resistance to development is part of the reason rents are sky high. If you want life to be more affordable and people to be less pissed off, you need lots of additional housing. If all we did was provide enough housing for the families that are already crammed three generations deep to a 1200 sq ft house, it won’t change the number of cars on the highway.
    I understand the desire to keep Kauai low key but the population has grown and the compassionate thing to do is develop more housing. Whether or not they’re greedy, they’re providing necessary infrastructure and solutions where others are not.


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