Open houses set on West Kauai plan

LIHUE — The County of Kauai Planning Department has released a “Discussion Draft” of the West Kauai Community Plan for public review and comment.

The West Kauai Community Plan updates the previous Hanapepe-Eleele Development Plan (1974) and the Waimea-Kekaha Development Plan (1978) to provide guidance on land use and investment priorities for the Westside.

The discussion draft was informed by a participatory process including multiple outreach gatherings, such as design workshops, open houses and small-group meetings.

The discussion draft comment period closes on Monday, Oct. 7.

Comments may be submitted at upcoming open houses or online at, where the draft is available for download.

Emailed comments may be submitted to

A “Story Map” that summarizes the draft plan is available online at

Open houses

Westside residents and other members of the public are invited to attend a series of open houses and provide comments on the discussion draft:

• Thursday, Sept. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Waimea Theater;

• Monday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center;

• Monday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hanapepe Congregational Church;

• Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Kaumakani Neighborhood Center mauka sports pavilion.

Free meals will be provided.


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