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Homes for Sale - 4559 KAAO RD - Kealia, HI 96751 - Kacy Chatfield

Other 3 beds 2 baths Kacy Chatfield CENTURY 21 All Islands

Project expected to help meet housing need

KEALIA — The 235 lots planned for Kealia Mauka Homesites are aimed at local families, according to project representatives working on a draft environmental impact statement.

“It’s the landowner’s goal to provide a product geared toward alleviating the housing demand for local residents,” said Scott Ezer, planner with HHF Planners. “That’s the reason the lot sizes are smaller.”

The lots, according to the project summary submitted to the Land Use Commission, will be between 5,600 and 7,300 square feet and lot buyers will implement construction.

“The project will address the current and projected shortfall of single-family housing on Kauai,” the project summary states. “Lots are below 10,000 SF to keep prices manageable for local residents and prices will meet workforce housing requirements.”

Kealia Properties, LLC. is the landowner proposing this residential subdivision, which is on 53.4 acres within the State Agricultural District. A petition for State Land Use District Boundary amendment has been filed with the Land Use Commission to reclassify the site to the Urban District.

Expert: Abused children often won't tell

LIHUE — Testimony continued in Fifth Circuit Court Wednesday on the second day of a trial against a former Kauai Police Department officer and state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement branch chief who is charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse.

Tarey Low sat quietly in court listening to the continued testimony of his alleged victim, expert witnesses and law enforcement officers who handled the case.

Psychologist Alex Bivens, who specializes in child sexual abuse, was called as an expert witness, though he had no knowledge of this particular case.

Bivens told the court the most typical thing a child who is sexually abused will do is not tell anyone.

“One thing we know is the closer the relationship between the abuser and the victim, the longer it takes to report it,” he said

The victim testified she didn’t report the alleged abuse because Low allegedly threatened her life, which is something Deputy County Prosecutor Jennifer Winn said the victim knew he could do because he was a law enforcement officer who had access to weapons and ammunition.