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LHU‘E — A Docomomo online panel discussion about the former Coco Palms Resort is scheduled 10 a.m. Saturday.
“Find out about the cultural significance of the site, the history of Coco Palms and the newest plans for the site,” a press release said.
The talk story will be followed by a panel discussion on community views of what should be done at this significant site.
The discussion will include the location’s ancient context, Coco Palms’ history, and current plans for the property.
“Should it be preserved as a resort? Should it be returned to a cultural site? Is there room for compromise?” the release asks.
Presenters and panelists include Pat Griffin, Don Hibbard, County Council Vice Chair Mason Chock, Pualiʻiliʻimaikalani Rossi-Fukino and Angie Westfall.
The event will be held over Zoom so that guests and panelists from Kaua‘i and the other islands can join in on the discussion.
Docomomo is an international organization “dedicated to the preservation of modern architecture, landscape and design.”
Coco Palms opened in 1953. It was famous for celebrity clientele and the most popluar place on the island for years. It never recovered after its destruction by Hurricane ‘Iniki in 1992, and has since been vacant.
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The run down site would be an ideal location for a Hawaiin low cost housing development, it could be used also as a cultural center with those jobs going to local Hawaiin families living on the property.
When I click on the link, it says the event is “sold out”. How can a Zoom call be sold out, and the article just appeared this morning? Can you contact the organizers so community residents can hear the discussion?
Tear it down and start over. Build something affordable to all and have a couple of good restaurants. Make it something enjoyable to all and a place to relax and enjoy Kauai life.
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